1986 Vanagon Westfalia

Price: US $18,000.00 Item location: Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Trim: Westfalia
  • Year: 1986
  • Mileage: 100000
  • VIN: wv2zb0251gh072168
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: EJ22 Subaru
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1986 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Westfalia

1986 Vanagon Westfalia w/ Extra components
“Lock, Stock, and Barrel”
As I prepare to make a significant investment in my home here in Western MA I realize that the value of this camper would help significantly in our plans. Will I miss this van? Of course. Is this the last one I will ever own? No. That is for certain.
Looking to get into that fashionable "Van Life"? This is the rig to do it.
I am selling it as a complete package complete with side tent…shower…solar….the whole nine yards. The camper was put together as it is to operate as a unit. It will remain a unit.
Latte has been an amazing vehicle and all the blood (read…bloody knuckles)….sweat…and a couple of tears have been worth it. It was very Spartan when I purchased him and have added many bells and whistles as you will see. There is very little needed with Latte. It is a HIGHWAY STAR and you can camp VERY comfortably when you arrive.
Rust? Yes…it has some. Let’s be honest without a very significant investment it will always have it. I have been very proactive with keeping it at bay. Last year we removed the entire camper package and ground and rust bulleted from the inside out. It was a good deal less than expected. It should be at bay for some time. It is NOT rotten. A good number of previous VW’s I have owned has been here in New England. I have owned rusty VW’s (vast understatement). This is not that VW. Very solid actually. But it is a New England vehicle. Even keeping it religiously clean it will still rust. Heck it had rust on it when I brought it from the high desert of Colorado. Pictures will show that. I have zero to hide.
This has been used extensively and camped in extensively. My family and I have made many wonderful memories in this vehicle. Time for someone else to do the same. My point here is it is not in “showroom” condition. Just great condition. It has it nicks and scrapes. In fact “dings and dents” have been on this vehicle since I bought it. Pics will show more. It gives Latte character.
Questions. Ask away. Need more pics. Ask away.
1986 VW Vanagon Westfalia
Purchased April 2011
Phase 1 EJ22 Subaru Engine
35K on complete rebuild
RMW Complete System
New Wiring Harness (complete engine and ECU section) installed.
Cooling System
Stainless Coolant Pipes
RMW Stainless Exhaust (minus muffler)
New Cat and Muffler 5K ago
Offset pipe Volvo 240 Muffler. Very quiet tone.
Fully rebuiilt 4spd Transmission. New Clutch, Slave Cylinder and CV's installed also. Less than 10K
Front and Rear Wheel Bearings 10K ago.
Murphs Kits Cruise Control Kit. Electric driven. Amazing addition with engine power.
16 Mercedes CLK wheels with Continental Vanco 4 3K ago
Bilstein HD Shocks
Schwenk Zero Lift Springs
Stock Spare in Clamshell. .5 Inch difference diameter.
New Diesel Starter
Brakes and Wheel Bearings Front and Rear including Rotors. Drums were fine.
Recaro Drivers and Passenger Seat
Colgan Bra
Hella Fog/Driving Lights mounted on bumper. Great peripheral lighting option.
Full LED lighting inside and out (except High Beam)
10 Foot Fiamma Awning with detachable Privacy Room Lite (no longer made in Van size)
Sunbrella 3 Window Pop Top Canvas. Installed by Les Ateleier. Amazing workmanship.
Three Thule Square Bars attached via ARG’s to Pop Top
Road Shower 2 mounted to rain gutter with RMW Brackets.
Dennis Haynes Frame Mounted Receiver Hitch-Holds max 500 pounds cargo or use for towing.
Fully Wired for Trailer Towing
Side Ladder mounted into jack point
Aux Battery banks holding 220 ah of power. Power ports throughout.