1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper

Total Restoration with 2.0 Jetta TIICO engine



Since leaving our shop the owner put only 10 – 15,000 miles on this 87 Vanagon Westfalia.   The owners wanted to get an automatic Westy so we were able to get them back out on adventures in a “new to them” automatic van and now we are bringing this great van to you for your adventures this summer! This van has continued to be maintained by our shop, TransporterWerks (http://transporterwerks.com/), as the customer lived locally. Additionally, we have just done some general maintenance and are in the process of upgrading the headlight to a full LED system, she is ready to drive anywhere. In fact, we will drive it to you at no charge!!

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Our restoration shop recently finished this 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper. Due to the work and upgrades, this Vanagon camper is an excellent driver go anywhere Westy with more power, better fuel mileage, better stopping power, better handling and better reliability. Here are some details and a pretty good idea of what we do to our vehicles

  • New Paint 
    • Van was completely dissembled before being painted
    • All new window seals
    • New windshield
    • All latches and handles cleaned and painted
  • Working AC system
    • Modified for better cooling
    • All AC hoses replaced
  • 2.0 Jetta TIICO engine just about 50K on the engine now
    • This engine is very reliable and fuel efficient up to 19/24 mpg if driven easily
    • 19 mpg all around (You can even hit the passing lane)
    • New Stainless Performance muffler ( Sounds Great)
    • Recent full tune up, timing belt, oil seals, rear main seal
    • New Clutch
    • New radiator and hoses
  • Just replaced Transmission with a rebuilt unit
    • 5-year warranty
  • All new suspension rebuild.
    • Springs
    • shocks
    • All suspension bushings
    • All components, cleaned, detailed and painted.
  • New front Big Brakes for better stopping power
  • Added Rear disc brakes for better stopping power ( This van stops well….)
  • All new fuel system
    • New Fuel tank, seals and fuel line
  • South African 4 headlight system ( Much brighter than stock)
    • PIAA headlight bulbs, (Much better visibility)
  • LED exterior lighting bulbs added
  • LED Daytime running lights.
  • Rear side windows vents added (for better inside ventilation)
  • All the interior was removed and cleaned.
    • Dynamatt added to all interior panels and doors
  • New Truck fridge 12v ( Works great)
  • New 2nd Battery system
    • Three new 35amp hour batteries and 10 amp charger
    • battery separator for charging on the road.
  • New Phase Inverter 2000 watt
  • New Dash Pod with Map Light and table.
    • Added 12volt receptacles
    • Added USB plugin
  • New Stereo system and speakers ( Awesome sound)
    • mp3 and wifi compatible
  • New Pop top canvas
  • Roof racks
  • 2.0 Tiico
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control
  • Floor Mats
  • Power Steering
Year: 1987
Make: VW
Model: Vanagon
Body Style: Westfalia
Mileage: 145000
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Condition: Excellent
Location: Raleigh
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 2.0L Inline 4
Exterior Color: Grey
Interior Color: Grey and Black
MPG: 19 City / 24 Highway

Fuel Efficiency Rating

  • City: 19
  • Highway: 24

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition.

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