Beautiful Carat without the camper baggage. Great for stealth camping!

Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • SubModel: Carat
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 180,000
  • VIN: WV2YB0256LH037454
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 2.1
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1990 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

Hello,
We're selling our beloved 1990 2.1L Vanagon Carat. This car has been mostly driven on weekends since the Summer of 2015 around the city and on road trips. Unfortunately our newly adopted neighborhood has crazy side street cleaning rules and now I'm forced to move it from one side of the street to another 3 times a week (Mon-Fri).
Additionally I simply just do not have any time to continue the upkeep of this 25+ year old van. If you are familiar with these Vanagons, you know exactly what I am talking about.
If you however are fantasizing of owning one of these awesome vans (#vanlife #vanagonlife), I suggest read up some of this info before jumping the ship:
Bus/Vanagon/Eurovan - What is the difference:
www[gowesty]com/tech-article-details.php?id=1
www.[gowesty]com/tech-article-details.php?id=38
"Cheap" Vanagons are the most expensivewww[gowesty]com/tech-article-details.php?id=17
Now that you got some overall idea about these vans and still considering buying this one, here are the specs:
It's 2WD 2.1L with an estimated mileage of 170k - 180k. The odometer was broken when I bought the van in July 2015. It has been fixed since.
Needs Attention (eventually):
Small Water/Oil leak (drips from old engine seals)
Minor front noise (bushings/sway/something around that area)
Exhaust leak
Idles a bit rough on stop lights during really cold weather (it's sporadicwhich makes it hard to troubleshoot when brought to a specialist on multiple occasions).
Already fixed it for ya:
AC/Heat works!
Fuel & Coolant lines replaced
Engine tune up was done last summer (new spark plugs, wires, air filter, etc)
New alternator.
New starter
New fuel pump
GW Instrument Cluster Circuit Board
New GoWesty Rear Brake Drum Overhaul Kit
New Stainless Steel Brake Hoses
New Extra Heavy Duty Bilstein Shock Absorber Set
New Right Rear Wheel Hub
New Right Rear Wheel Inner and Outer bearing
New Right Rear Axle
New BusDepot Steering U-Joint
New Master Brake Cylinder
New Power Steering Pump
New Valve Cover Gasket
New Oil Cooler Gasket
New OEM .9 Oil Pressure Sensor
New Oil Temp Switch
New Temp2 SensorFuel Injection System has been thoroughly cleaned within last yearAlmost all lights are LED (inter/exterior: 1 side light and dash heater lights are non-led)
New XM ready, USB, Bluetooth, AM/FM, CD Radio with 4 new Pioneer Speakers.
New Glove Box latch (2 keys included)
NEW GW Power Windows relay switches
GoWesty ABS Panels
New 3-point Driver and Passengerseat belts
New GW DC Outlet
Custom Acrylic Fur Seat Covers
Custom Hexomat
Faux Wood Linoleum flooring (insulated with Reflectix)
New Rear Hatch Struts
GW Thermo Window Insulation Set
Thule Roof Rack
BusDepot Windshield Seal (not installed)
As you can see, a LOT of *NEW* parts have been installed since we bought it in summer 2015. None of them are "refurbished" or "rebuilt". New and high quality OEM or "almost OEM like" parts from reputable distributorslike GoWesty, VanCafe, and BesDepot.
Lots of hard work, money, time, tears, and, love went into this van. My family is sad to let it go but the van needs to be driven and continued with restoration.
Lastly, I want to make it clear: you are looking into a 25+ year old van that is $10,000. It is not perfect. No Vanagon in this price range is "worry free" and /or "needs nothing". The "worry free" and "perfect" Vanagons are completely restored (with Subaru or TDI conversion) and will run you at least $25,000+. Syncros will run $45,000 - $70,000+. Don't believe anyones BS that their $7,000 Vanagon is a million mile roadtrip ready. There is always something that needs attention in Vanagons. It is an ongoing project (just like any classic car).
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
More photos: www[flickr]com/gp/135750025@N05/1kM1uZ
Thanks.-Paul