Asking Price: $25,000
- Year: 1988
- Model / Trim: Weekender
- Odometer: See Below
- Engine: See Below
- Transmission: Manual
- Seller Type: Private Owner
- Location: Independence, Kansas
- Name: Not Provided
- Phone: See Below
- Email: See Below
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This is an 88 Vanagon weekender with a factory pop-top. The Vanagon was a camper edition, but a few years back I swapped out the camper interior and replaced it with a beautiful and rather rare weekender interior. I prefer the weekender to the camper set up as I’d rather cook outside and love the train compartment feel of having rear facing seats. And being removable, there is an incredible amount of space in the weekender. The weekender swap was complete, including front seats, two rear facing (and both removable – one is not pictured but stored in my garage) seats, the bench, table and all wall panels. We also added the GoWesty matching carpet at the time. In the front we have custom fit, German made rubber mats.
While the interior was pulled we had the Vanagon professionally painted and dealt with the small bit of side panel seam rust that existed at the time. There is not and never has been any major rust on the frame. While painting we also welded all the previous camper equipment holes in the side panel closed, so there are no unnecessary or unsightly holes from that equipment. While painting we had the nose and lower quarter of the Vanagon treated with por 15, similar but more durable than rhino lining. This was paint matched and has proven a great asset in protecting against rock chips.
The Vanagon runs on a 2.2L Subaru engine recently rebuilt with less than 7K miles on it. It was rebuilt and installed by Kent Bros, here in Missoula. At the same time it received a new crankshaft seal, rear main seal, and camshaft seal. It also has a new radiator and coolant lines, a new fuel tank, fuel tank seal, fuel lines and clutch. CV boots were also done in the last two years. Original van mileage is 190K miles+. However, since the Vanagon is originally from Canada, the odometer is in KM. (There are plenty of used instrument clusters out there that could be swapped in if you ever wanted… I always just liked having the original…)
The Vanagon runs on 16 inch steel Mercedes rims with Nokia tires. The ride is nothing short of dreamy and has proven itself terrific on highway and gravel roads. The 15 inch factory spare still sits in the spare tire holder underneath, and I have a full size, Nokian spare.
There are no known issues with this Vanagon. I am a Vanagon owner that has done my best to keep ahead on things rather than let them accumulate. I have owned several Vanagons, (and still have one more)… This a great one, and I have no justifiable reason for selling it. It’s a functional Vanagon. We have driven it extensively, and always taken care of it. It likes to be driven. I love this Vanagon, It is just time for a new project.
We are asking $25K. Please on inquire if you have serious interest. The price does not include the Yakima towers seen in many of the photos.
I do not need any help selling this Vanagon. Only contact me if you are interested in buying the Vanagon, NOT if you are interested in helping me sell it.
Cash in hand sale only. No, I won’t take PayPal.