It could be yours! $13K

Well, folks, the time has come. Now that I have a Home in Mobile, I no longer need a Mobile Home.

As seen on thesamba.com:

It’s a 1985 Westy with the original 1.9L engine. My dad bought in Berkeley about 15 years ago.

When I got it in February 2011 and the odometer appeared to work, it
had under 100,000 miles on it. I have had it serviced by some of the
best VW mechanics across the country including Buslab in Berkeley
(where my dad had it serviced)The odometer reads about 110,000 now,
but I estimate that it has about 130,000 miles on it. The tires that I
put on at about 100,000 still look pretty good. As far as I know, it
has the original clutch.

Since I lived in it full time, I made sure that it was suitable for
living and was reliable. If you want a Subaru engine, you might just
keep looking, this motor is still in great shape and it has a new clutch. I drive about 60
miles a week and after 3 months when I got the oil changed I hadn’t
needed to add a drop.

New clutch! Plus rear main seal, input shaft seal (11/13/2015).

New Battery! (1/8/15)

It has been painted once.

Here is a list of improvements and approximate times that they were
done. See the blog for more detail.

Tent: GoWesty. 231-707A-BL: Pop-Top Tent, Acrylic (Synthetic Canvas) Fabric
(March 2011)

Aux battery kit
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2418&category_id=&category_parent_id=

High Power headlight kit
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=3921&category_id=&category_parent_id=
This is a must-do improvement. It makes it safe to drive at night.

Rear hatch struts: May 2012

Solar charger August 2011 https://web.archive.org/web/20111018212134/http://gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=4287&category_id=376&category_parent_id=

Engel 43 Quart Fridge August 2011 (included but not shown)

Eyebolts for locking down Fridge http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=4372&category_id=&category_parent_id=

GoWesty Fridge elimination kit. http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=4361&category_id=&category_parent_id=

Tank Filler hook-up (water) May 2011

Chrome hubcaps May 2011 (I’m not impressed with how they held up.)

Fuel tank reseal (supposed to make it not squirt gas during fill-up,
but didn’t)

Fuel filter upgrade
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23266&category_id=&category_parent_id=

GoWesty LP Tank replaced (may 2011)

Propex HS2000 Propane Furnace (May 2011)

Wasser-Stopper rainfly
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=4046

Lock extension for rear hatch
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=3683&category_id=&category_parent_id=

Skylight replaced (2011 Feb)

Kenwood Stereo with Bluetooth hands-free and streaming, USB, auxiliary
input (no CD), new speakers all around (wired properly with 4 wires to
the rear rather than the 3 that VW included), Subwoofer (Bazooka
BTA6100 6-inch 100-watts) http://amzn.to/1KouSCz .

Tires replaced at about 100,000 miles.

Original curtains

The A/C is intact, but I’m told that the compressor is dead. I have
met only one person who actually uses the A/C in a Vanagon, and they
had some monster engine replacement. (That said, a local mechanic whom
I also trust to work on my dad’s 1965 356C, claims he can make it
work.)

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sliding door dent close up

sliding door dent close up

awesome locking pelican case

awesome locking pelican case

solar panel (can be removed)

solar panel (can be removed)

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modification allows locking table in other positions

modification allows locking table in other positions

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fridge replace with storage

fridge replace with storage

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shoe holder

shoe holder

tent opens on 3 sides

tent opens on 3 sides

tent side view (other side same)

tent side view (other side same)

GoWesty 231-707A-BL: Pop-Top Tent, Acrylic (Synthetic Canvas)

GoWesty 231-707A-BL: Pop-Top Tent, Acrylic (Synthetic Canvas)

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Left rear side, some bondo

Left rear side, some bondo

left rear dent

left rear dent

left read dent, view 2

left read dent, view 2

right rear

right rear

right rear

right rear

dented, rusted hubcap

dented, rusted hubcap

not-rusted hubcap (bought same time as the rusted one)

not-rusted hubcap (bought same time as the rusted one)

right rear wheel well

right rear wheel well

right rear

right rear

right rear (full view)

right rear (full view)

sliding door dent

sliding door dent

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One Response to It could be yours! $13K

  1. S. W. says:

    Won’t lie… I’ve been looking at your rig on the Samba for a while now.

    It fits my needs in a westy, with some additions that are more than welcome!

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