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1980 Volkswagen LT28 Westfalia

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Last month we featured a rare Sven Hedin edition of a VW LT28 Westfalia. It had a lot of style and promise, but looking deeper past the Playmobil-esque lines showed a van that needed serious love and effort inside and out. Today’s 1980 model look to be cleaner throughout, though the single exterior shot leaves plenty of opportunity for hidden blemishes. The interior while still heavy on the 80s style, is notably better and doesn’t have the saggy-bags on the wall. Under the hood it has a recent turbodiesel heart transplant from a 96 Volvo. Despite originally living in the other Vol-car, these DT24T engines were actually built by Volkswagen from 1982-1992 and are as close to OEM+ as you can get for the LTs. With both the turbo and the intercooler, it pumps out over 120hp, a big improvement over the original 74hp. With highway capability, a dated but ready-to-use interior, and a simple, clean exterior, this is a great plus-sized alternative to the standard T3 Westy.

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Year: 1980
Model: LT28
Engine: 2.4 liter diesel inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 62k mi on chassis, 128k mi on engine
Price: $22,000 OBO
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W LT28 from Germany. Only 62k on body and just installed D24 Diesel Turbo Intercooled from
96 Volvo! 128,000 on motor. These motors go 500K
Actually goes the speed limit!!!
Original paint in good condition, minor scratches.
New BFG AT’s in great condition.
New front brakes.
New seals on motor.
200 watt solar system
large capacity fuel tank 40G
Call for more info!!!
Bus Boy Bob

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Solar and the large capacity fuel tank mean you can really get away from humanity for a while. $22k is decent Vanagon Westfalia money, and thus seems reasonable for having more space, more amenities, and more power in a much rarer package. The Sven Hedin LT28 is still trying to sell at $20k, but for $2k more this one should get snatched up.