1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia 4-Speed


Seller Username daisyt
Sale by dealer or Private party? Private Party
Reserve? Yes
Make Volkswagen
Model Vanagon
Year 1981
Mileage (kms) 254K-km (158K-miles) Shown
Vin Number WV2ZA0251BH096689
Motor Air-Cooled 2.0L Flat-Four
Transmission Four-Speed Manual Transaxle
Exterior Color Blue Paint
Interior Color Patterned Cloth Upholstery
Seller reported accidents No
Any Liens? No
Current Offer $9,500 CAD
FX rate $7,216 CAD

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Presenting a 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon, this Westfalia Camper is motivated by a 2.0-liter inline-four engine mated to a four-speed manual transaxle. Finished in a captivating blue color, it showcases striped cloth upholstery. The camper is fitted with a pop-up roof, front swivelling bucket seats, a versatile flat-folding rear bench, and a convenient kitchenette complete with a sink and refrigerator. Additional features include a Kenwood stereo and Pioneer speakers for entertainment. The Vanagon is currently registered in British Columbia, Canada, with an active and (Normal) registration status.

For US bidders, this Westfalia is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.


Get ready to groove and bid on this totally rad 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon! This Westfalia Camper is not just a vehicle, it's a funky time machine that'll transport you straight back to the '80s. With its captivating blue exterior and contrasting black grille, mirror casings, and bumpers, this van is a stylish head turner that screams retro coolness.

The van showcases a blue exterior with contrasting black grille, mirror casings, and bumpers, lending it a stylish appearance. Notable features include a white pop-top roof, sliding windows, mudflaps, rear quarter louvers, and various electrical, potable, and gray water connection points, ensuring convenience during camping trips. The seller mentions that several panels have been repainted, and recent maintenance includes the installation of a new roof top tent, a complete demolding and van cleaning, as well as the addition of a new front grill and license plate cover. Adding to its aesthetics, the van is equipped with 14" steel wheels adorned with chrome hubcaps. These wheels are complemented by UNIROYAL LAREDO all-season tires, measuring 195/75/R14, providing reliable traction and performance in various road conditions.


Step inside and prepare to be amazed by the interior. The striped cloth upholstery on the seats is like a funky pattern explosion and new floors, perfectly complemented by vinyl sides and backs. And check out that brown carpeting lining the front footwells—it's like walking on a plush carpet of groove! But this Vanagon isn't just about looks. It's packed with awesome features for your ultimate camping adventures. Pop the top and you'll find a spacious and versatile interior. There's a pop-up roof with new cavas for extra headroom, front swivelling bucket seats for maximum comfort, and a flat-folding rear bench that's been jazzed up with new seat cushions. And hey, there's a convenient kitchenette too! Whip up delicious meals on the dual burners and wash your dishes in the sink. There's even a fold-out table and cabinets to store all your groovy camping gear.

The van's seating surfaces exhibit a charming striped cloth upholstery with brown vinyl sides and backs. Brown carpeting lines the footwells, contributing to the overall comfort and aesthetic appeal. Amenities inside the van include a heater, a locking glove box, hand-crank windows, and a cassette player for entertainment. The two-spoke steering wheel surrounds a 180-kph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for monitoring fuel level and coolant temperature. The mechanical odometer displays five digits, showing 254k-kilometers. Since the seller's purchase in December 2021, they have driven approximately 500 kilometers. Moving to the rear compartment, you'll find a flat-folding bench with new seat cushions. This area also houses a well-equipped kitchenette featuring dual burners, a sink, a refrigerator, a fold-out table, and cabinets, ensuring convenience and functionality during camping adventures.


Ready to hit the road? This Vanagon is powered by an air-cooled 2.0-liter flat four engine that's got some serious soul. With fuel injection and a four-speed manual transaxle, you'll have the power and control to cruise slowing with the wind in your hair. 

Powering the van is an air-cooled 2.0-liter flat-four engine, fitted with Bosch fuel injection. It was originally rated at 67 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque, providing reliable performance. The engine's power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transaxle, allowing for a manual driving experience. A recent inspection has been completed and the report is included in the gallery below. Various mechanical items have been addressed including a new battery, new upper control arm bushings, sway bar links, sway bar bushings, upper ball joints, fuel filter and various hose clamps. 


Please note that there is visible corrosion on the underside components, as depicted in the gallery photos provided.

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Total bids/offers: 16