1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Westy
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Bus/Vanagon
- Trim: Westfalia
- Year: 1985
- Mileage: 235,000
- VIN: wv2zb0258fh069914
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1985 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Westfalia
My time as the caretaker of this Westy has come to an end and Iâ€™d love to pass it along to someone who will treasure it. I have owned it for about 5 years and it has taken me on so many adventures. About 2 years into ownership we replaced the motor with a brand new fully rebuilt motor from Euro Pro in Costa Mesa. We had been losing power and turns out a gasket had blown. The past 3 years with the new motor have been flawless. The last trip we took was an 11 day round trip to Denver from LA to 5 national parks and up and over the Rockies twice. We have gone to Baja, Big Sur, Zion, San O, SF, Humboldt, the Mojave, Joshua Tree, Ojai, and many more mostly westcoast locations. I'm in Los Angeles and can meet up anywhere. Would even do one last trip to take it to you if there's airport I can fly home from.
Priced to sell because I just want to move it along to someone and not try to squeeze every penny out of selling it. Iâ€™ve had fun and time to move on.
Less than 10,000 miles on a professionally rebuilt motor. Youâ€™ll have no trouble during your time with it
Watercooled versus 1984 and all previous models
Paint was done the year before I got it.
I spent lots of money on GoWesty to get all the bells and whistles.
Inverter and Charger from GW
Solar Panel from GW that folds up real small
House Batteries installed under Drivers seat
New wheels and Tires from GW which are rated for another 80k miles
New Brake pads
New/Rebuilt motor from Euro Pro in Costa Mesa, look them up. All they do is VW and their garage is full of Westys. They are the absolute best. Total job cost about $6-7k because I replaced a lot of other optional parts just to not deal with any hassles down the line. I have receipts for everything
Hardwood floor installed in the center area
New Fuel Pump
Fridge Works. We kept groceries cold the entire trip to Denver
Sink Works. We flush the fresh tank at the end of a trip and then just fill it up before we take off. So nice to have water on tap
Stove Works: 2 burner stove has never had a problem and the 3 gallon propane tank lasts forever
Has the full A/C hooks but I havenâ€™t charged it in years because I never have needed/wanted it
Surf/Gear Rack installed
West Coast Car so you wonâ€™t see or deal with any rust issues
In all Iâ€™ve probably put in $10,000 in parts/motor over the last 5 years just so I wouldnâ€™t have to deal with any issues
The â€Not great but fixableâ€:
Power steering pump went out about 2 years ago. Instead of replacing Iâ€™ve just dealt with not having powersteering because it doesnâ€™t bother me at all. Iâ€™ve had a bunch of older cars without it so Iâ€™m just used to it The part is $150 on GW and you could easily do it yourself.
The poptop has some wear and small rips and the zipper has never worked but its never bothered me
A/C not charged
Cigarette lighter and one of the internal lights works intermittently. Probably just has a loose wire behind it
Things I would do if I was keeping it longer:
Replace the rear bumper because it just a little banged up. The cheapest option is $100 for the steel or you can go with the crazy expensive ones from GW for $500 (But they do look epic)
Fix the cig lighter
Eventually fix the power steering