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1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia


I typically steer clear of salvage titles for obvious reasons, but this Westy seems deserving of an understanding eye. For starters, I’m guessing that you could sneeze on a 1980 Vanagon and the insurance company would total it. A little engine fire in one of these oldies would certainly do the trick. Some kind soul saw fit to save it, however, and the world is a little better for it. The restoration is a mix of subtle and style, with the classic brown exterior looking stock and the plaid-plaid-plaid upholstery making you think this thing’s top speed is a few orders of magnitude higher than it actually is. The new interior, pop top, and exterior plugs all turn this Westy into a faux time capsule instead of a basket case. It may be aircooled, but this thing looks brand new!

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Year: 1980
Model: Vanagon Westfalia
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 136,000 mi
Price: $9,999 OBO

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Hello, this is a 1980 vw vanagon westfalia 2000cc engine 4speed transmission

this westy have a new paint, interior, carpet, pop top tent, tent sealers, decals

runs excellent, all the lights and gauges work fine, Ready to go

nice, engine, clutch, brakes,

I have the smog certificate in hand, current registration

this van is salvage for a little fire on the cables on engine compartment, no body damage

I add pictures before restoration

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$10k seems like a very reasonable starting point for a van that has had this much work and looks as great as it does. Largely thanks to the excellent paint job, it could easily be mistaken for a beautiful, original example. Only the headrests show its true age, but that won’t stop the new owner from having a door-to-door smile while they drive. Especially for someone with knowledge of aircooled VWs, this is a great deal on a very pretty camper.


One Comment

  1. Woodie Man
    Woodie Man July 25, 2015

    Looks very nice. That seat pattern reminds me of the hideous brown sport coats Reagan used to wear when he was President. In the rear view mirror that whole era makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. The interior might be a bridge too far

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