The iconic camper style meets with a ton more modern convenience in
this 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia. It's all part of a
low-mileage, well-documented, and exceptionally maintained symbol
of the open road.
The versatile forward-control style and squared-off "bread van"
style make this instantly reminiscent of the classic VW Bus. That's
because the Vanagon is the more powerful, larger, and nimbler
successor. The Wolfram Grey has a crisp and classic look. This is
believed to be the original application, and it continues to look
quite nice today. That's because this classic Westfalia has
averaged only about 2,600 miles annually. This is the kind of low
mileage we would want on just a regular vintage vehicle, and so
it's almost impossible to find it on one that is famous for taking
you on plenty of long hauls. A careful life with less use means it
looks quite nice, right down to the details, like the chrome
bumpers, factory wheel covers, and the instructions still affixed
around all this camper's useful features.
Inside, the driver gets all the right comforts with high-back
bucket seat finished in a comfy cloth and has dual adjustable
armrests to make sure it's long-haul comfortable. Plus, there's a
large steering wheel, full instrumentation, and a gearshift within
easy reach. There's even an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo, cup holders,
and provisions for air conditioning (will need servicing before
blowing cold again.) But the true luxuries are all behind this.
There's a refillable propane tank that runs the refrigerator and
cook top. And there are also hookups to deliver water to the
stainless steel sink. Built-in cabinets, a fold-up table, privacy
curtains, and a fold-flat bed all mean you can take home with you
in a compact and well-organized package. Also, as a true Westfalia,
it has the iconic pop-up roof for comfortable camping, and it's in
Besides being larger than a VW Bus, the Vanagon is also desirable
for its drivetrain package. The motor is a more powerful 2.1-liter
flat-four. This fuel-injected powerplant will still not win any
drag races, but the Vanagon has much more going for it. The motor
is mounted low in the body for a low center of gravity, and the
weight near the rear driving wheels delivers a similar
power/traction advantages of the original Beetle. There's also a
fully independent suspension and the control of a four-speed manual
transmission. So if you've never driven one before, you're going to
be surprised at how lively this VW feels on the road. Add in power
steering and power brakes w/discs up front, and this is quite a
nice total driving package for the long haul.
This low-mileage Westfalia even comes with impressive paperwork,
like the original window sticker, owner's manual, title
documentation, service manuals, and maintenance records. This is
the VW camper that delivers the classic look you love but with
extra space, convenience, and usefulness. Better adventures await
you, but only if you call today!