1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Wolfsburg Westfalia


I’m the second owner of this Vanagon.  I purchased it in 2005 and set out to make it dependable and comfortable enough to carry my family on adventures all over the American West.  It has visited 32 states or so.

I would not hesitate to drive this van anywhere.  It is ready to go.





It’s equipped with a 1991 Subaru 2.2 engine, fully refreshed with new seals, pulleys, and timing belt 15k miles ago.  Conversion was originally done in 2006. Upgraded 90 amp Subaru alternator.   Blazecut fire system.


Four-speed manual transmission was rebuilt by Daryl at AA Transaxle in Oregon in 2014.

CV joints repacked/replaced last year.

Front end rebuilt 3 years ago.  T3 Technique oversized front anti-sway bar added last year.

Bilstein HD shocks and new springs (2016)

New radiator, coolant hoses, and stainless steel coolant pipes installed by Rocky Mountain Westy in 2015.


Sewfine interior.  All original curtains, bug screens, etc. are still with the van.

Norcold 45 quart 12v refrigerator.

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USB charging stations by the jump seat and beneath the bench seat.

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3-point seatbelts on the rear bench and jump seat.  Headrests added to the bench using OEM Westfalia hardware from vwbusshop.de


New propane tank last year and a Propex furnace for cold nights.


Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer stereo.

VDO Voltage and temp gauges in Deluxe Dash Console.


Rocky Mountain Westy locking security drawer under passenger seat.


Passenger swivel added.


Deep-Cycle Group 27 House battery and starting battery are housed under the bench seat.  Both new six months ago.  Separate Blue Seas marine fuse panel for accessories (furnace, fridge, stereo) under drivers seat.  All wiring labeled.




Hella H4 headlights and Hella 500 fog lights with South African lower grill.  VW SA mud flaps.  New windshield in 2015.


German Mefro 15″ steel wheels with Yokohama Geolandar tires in excellent condition.

100 Watt solar panel and Yakima Basket Case rack on Yakima bars.



GoWesty poptop-assist shocks.

Bus Depot 3-window poptop canvas.

ARB Awning mounted with GoWesty brackets.

GoWesty Third Brake light.

Later-model vented rear quarter windows for better interior air flow.  They definitely make a difference.

Bolt-on Da’Lan trailer hitch.  I’ve never towed anything with it but added it for extra protection in case of an accident.




Various little dents and dings here and there; it’s not a show queen.  Lots of tiny rock chips on the front.

The speedometer is 15% fast.  The odometer reads approx. 260k, but I put it closer to 240k.

One rusty area around the driver’s door handle; some seam rust starting along the drivers side rear quarter and surface rust behind the front bumper.

The idle can be lumpy at times, a known thing on ’91 Subaru motors.  It doesn’t affect performance.

The A/C is not connected.  The pieces are there, and I have the Subaru compessor hoses, but I never got around to installing.


You will not find a better Vanagon for the money.  This van has been a labor of love over the years and as I write this, I can’t believe I’m putting it up for sale.

I have all receipts for parts purchased since 2010 and any outside work done (one trip to Rocky Mountain Westy in 2015.)

Original owners manual and assorted VW literature included.

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