1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL

If you missed last week’s awesome Westfalia that Nate wrote up, you missed a great example of the breed – as Nate put it, all you could ask for in a Vanagon. But if you don’t need the kitchen and awesomely cool pop-top, you can save a bunch of money and still have the Vanagon experience. Granted, you could argue that a large part of the appeal of the Vanagon is those camper Westfalias, but there’s a neat simplicity about the non-camper version. Today there is a stunningly clean version of the regular Vanagon GL on Ebay:

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Year: 1991
Model: Vanagon GL
Engine: 2.1 liter flat-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 102,310 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

5 Days, No Reserve, high bidder WINS 🙂

I’m Proud to offer one of the NICEST Original Paint, 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Survivors in the world with only 102k original miles! It took us over a year to find a Vanagon this nice. Congratulations, your search is over, you have found your DREAM VAN!

You will be HARD PRESSED to find a nice one! This IS one of the NICEST Vanagons available the World! Many enthusiasts will say this is the best year of the Vanagons, being the last year they made this body style. Its an Automatic so its EASY for anyone to drive.

We purchased this all original 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL from the original owners estate, they took exceptional care of it. This super exceptional and un-restored original is a great example of just how nice a Volkswagen Van can be with a history of proper care, maintenance, and being garaged. It displays beautifully for being 23-years-young and being garaged since new. No oil leaks, or funny stories. It’s extremely dry with no cancer, the undercarriage will surprise you with how clean and dry it is. This van draws a lot of respect from knowledgeable enthusiasts. Be prepared to get tons of compliments, waves, and many smiles when taking it out. It runs and drives great.

Please check the Carfax report / Autocheck report as it has the HIGHEST possible scoring. It has a beautiful exterior and original complete interior with all 3 rows of seats. It’s a 7 passenger van, It has power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, power steering, front air conditioning and rear air conditioning (will need charging) original factory AM-FM cassette player with upgraded Kenwood speakers, folding rear seat that could be used for camping, and more! The number of nice survivors is very low in this condition. Without question, it is certain to be a standout in any serious collector’s stable or your family.

It just had a complete $500 servicing performed by a certified retired Volkswagen mechanic including a Complete tuneup, fresh fluids throughout, new wiper blades, etc, Its ready to cruise into its new chapter in life and create memories with your friends and loved ones. It just passed California emissions a few weeks ago with flying colors. The technician said its one of the nicest he has ever seen.

Please remember this is not a restored Vanagon; it has some minor dings, scratches, and minor paint touchups over the years, which is common for being 23 years-old. Those who have been looking know how impossible it is to find a Vanagon in this condition. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own this one.

World wide shipping is available. The only reason were selling is I just purchased a Boat and needed a truck to tow with otherwise we would keep it. Its ready for the new lucky owners. We will work with you and your shippers to insure a smooth transaction throughout. In closing, somebody is going to be the Lucky winning bidder! Please promise me you will enjoy it, cherish it, maintain it, and treat it like a member of the family. Thanks good luck and happy bidding.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: I require a $750 non-refundable PayPal deposit immediately upon auction’s end. The final purchase price of the 1991 Volkswagon Vanagon GL will be due and paid in full within (3) business days via bank deposit or wire transfer. Once the funds clear, we will forward you the title and the 1991 Volkswagon Vanagon GL will be released to the new owner. The final payment MUST be verified and cleared by our bank prior to releasing the vehicle. Please, do not bid if you are not a serious buyer and do not have funds readily available. As a bidder, you are urged to inspect and/or ask any questions prior to making a bid. By bidding on this vehicle, you understand and accept that you are bidding to own this vehicle; there will be NO warranties, buybacks, or refunds. All sales are final; no exceptions. The winning bidder must contact us immediately via email upon winning the auction. The email must include all your contact details. We will be happy to work with your shipper throughout the entire process. The buyer will be responsible for any/all transportation charges, taxes, and title fees if required by there state or country.

While it may be a bit of an exaggeration to say that this is the cleanest example in the world, it certainly presents better than easily 90-95% of the examples that we come across. Miles are reasonably low at around 100,000, the color combination is right, it’s got the right Carat alloys and late-run body kit, my favorite headlights, and it’s extremely clean. There’s even recent maintenance to go along with the overall condition. Downside? It’s an automatic, and despite the high price it won’t ever be quite as cool as the Westfalias. So do you buy a bad Westy or a really good Vanagon? Well, that’s ultimately up to you – but I think I’d rather drive a clean example around like this for a bit, saving for the best Westfalia that I could afford, rather than trying to go through a bad example. For example, despite condition that is easily as nice as Nate’s, the price currently on this GL is only a third of that Westfalia. If you’re looking for a GL, this is about as nice as they get!

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. Great cars, when they have a 911 engine. As a kid, we had an orange one, similar to this Porsche/Vanagon:

    http://www.autobild.de/klassik/artikel/klassik-test-porsche-b32-3710877.html

  2. Always wondered what those wheels were called, I love them.

  3. A fine model, no doubt.
    While this Van does appear clean, I’d be surprised if there weren’t some major mechanical issues on the horizon.
    Even better is the Carat version for no other reason than the seat layout is more amenable to adventure trips. The GL version is better as a people carrier with rows of seats. (Carat has a three bench facing two individual backward jump seats.) Allow me an ASCII art attempt:
    Carat seats =

    O_ _O
    – –
    O___O

    GL seats=

    O_ _O
    __
    O___O

  4. Carat
    _ _
    – –
    ___

    GL
    _ _
    __
    ___

  5. Thanks Sam for catching the broken link. Link to the van is now fixed. Sorry anyone that was trying to get there more quickly!

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