• 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT
  • 1983 Green Volkswagen Vanagon for sale in Heber City, UT

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1983 Volkswagen Vanagon

Mileage: 104,592

Heber City, UT | Posted November 9, 2019

$12,000

Used Car For Sale By Owner
If you've seen this listing before, I had the van posted for sale earlier this summer, but was experiencing compression issues. Upon further investigation and some time at the shop with a very skilled mechanic, she's back in good running condition and the issue wasn't as bad as thought before. The work done includes running the motor daily with a BG MOA additive to clean the gunk out of the system. It got about a foot of new hoses to seal up vacuum leaks, timing adjustment, and adjusters got adjusted. I also got a courtesy check to outline other minor issues (35 year old van here) the mechanic noticed. I'll list that at the end.
This van is clean! I have put a ton of work into to make it so. Brand new transmission - May 2019. Drives very nice! Custom Rocky Mountain Westy bumper rig with hitch adapter on front and back. Custom exhaust to give it a wee bit more horsepower. The canvas on the pop top is in 99% perfect condition. Everything works, fridge (electric), stove (propane), and the new sink/faucet. All plumbing lines are brand new. Can hook up to city water/power, although I've never actually used that. It has a spot and wiring for an auxiliary battery, but I never installed one. Awning works, although one of the foot mounts on the body of the van is broken, so I just stake the poles into the ground when I set it up. (It's a little hard for me to set it up and put it away by myself, so I didn't pull it out for the photos.) I installed a kill switch on the battery - as pictured. This helps completely cut off anything that would draw on the battery. Great for when the van is parked when it's not being used in the winter.
Other minor flaws: the upholstery on the passenger seat has seen better days, as pictured and hence the seat covers.
The fridge does draw on the battery when the kill switch is not engaged, even if it's set to off. I think that installing an aux battery would help with that.
I cut a hole in the back closet to make shelving, with the intention of making a door that looks like the rest of them. I have all the parts for it, just never got around to it - trim, hinges, latches and the panel for the door. This is actually a really nice feature because in order to access that closet otherwise, you have to pull the table out to open the door, which was a pain.
Other issues:
The odometer doesn't actually work. The mileage is at 104k, but is incorrect. The little pin in the back that keeps it turning slips out and therefore doesn't count mileage. I have asked mechanics and collectors about this and they told me not to worry about it since it's technically a vintage vehicle.
From the courtesy check: Needs new fuel lines. They are fine, but original. So for any VW people, you know that's a safety thing. Turn signals recently stopped working, could be a bad ground. The brakes drag a little bit. Radius rod bushings are cracked, but not sagging. Slight oil leak around back of engine - very slow. Engine is dirty from oil and dirt build up. Tires are 8 years old (but tread is still great - I don't put a lot of miles on this van) and only 95 load rated. The steering pulls ever so slightly to the right.
And the thing you want to know about, the salvage title. According to CarFax, the van was in Colorado, then in 2003 a Junk title was issued in Pennsylvania- I think it was stolen. Then it goes back to Colorado with a salvage title. In 2004 a rebuilt title was issued. CarFax also shows a mileage discrepancy in 2016, which clearly a typo that was corrected later.
That being said, this van is in great shape and drives awesome. I am selling because I need to get a new daily driver vehicle and something with A/C so my dog can go places with me. This van will truly be missed! Call/text/email to set up a time to come check it out.
If you've seen this listing before, I had the van posted for sale earlier this summer, but was experiencing compression issues. Upon further investigation and some time at the shop with a very skilled mechanic, she's back in good running condition and the issue wasn't as bad as thought before. The work done includes running the motor daily with a BG MOA additive to clean the gunk out of the system. It got about a foot of new hoses to seal up vacuum leaks, timing adjustment, and adjusters got adjusted. I also got a courtesy check to outline other minor issues (35 year old van here) the mechanic noticed. I'll list that at the end.
This van is clean! I have put a ton of work into to make it so. Brand new transmission - May 2019. Drives very nice! Custom Rocky Mountain Westy bumper rig with hitch adapter on front and back. Custom exhaust to give it a wee bit more horsepower. The canvas on the pop top is in 99% perfect condition. Everything works, fridge (electric), stove (propane), and the new sink/faucet. All plumbing lines are brand new. Can hook up to city water/power, although I've never actually used that. It has a spot and wiring for an auxiliary battery, but I never installed one. Awning works, although one of the foot mounts on the body of the van is broken, so I just stake the poles into the ground when I set it up. (It's a little hard for me to set it up and put it away by myself, so I didn't pull it out for the photos.) I installed a kill switch on the battery - as pictured. This helps completely cut off anything that would draw on the battery. Great for when the van is parked when it's not being used in the winter.
Other minor flaws: the upholstery on the passenger seat has seen better days, as pictured and hence the seat covers.
The fridge does draw on the battery when the kill switch is not engaged, even if it's set to off. I think that installing an aux battery would help with that.
I cut a hole in the back closet to make shelving, with the intention of making a door that looks like the rest of them. I have all the parts for it, just never got around to it - trim, hinges, latches and the panel for the door. This is actually a really nice feature because in order to access that closet otherwise, you have to pull the table out to open the door, which was a pain.
Other issues:
The odometer doesn't actually work. The mileage is at 104k, but is incorrect. The little pin in the back that keeps it turning slips out and therefore doesn't count mileage. I have asked mechanics and collectors about this and they told me not to worry about it since it's technically a vintage vehicle.
From the courtesy check: Needs new fuel lines. They are fine, but original. So for any VW people, you know that's a safety thing. Turn signals recently stopped working, could be a bad ground. The brakes drag a little bit. Radius rod bushings are cracked, but not sagging. Slight oil leak around back of engine - very slow. Engine is dirty from oil and dirt build up. Tires are 8 years old (but tread is still great - I don't put a lot of miles on this van) and only 95 load rated. The steering pulls ever so slightly to the right.
And the thing you want to know about, the salvage title. According to CarFax, the van was in Colorado, then in 2003 a Junk title was issued in Pennsylvania- I think it was stolen. Then it goes back to Colorado with a salvage title. In 2004 a rebuilt title was issued. CarFax also shows a mileage discrepancy in 2016, which clearly a typo that was corrected later.
That being said, this van is in great shape and drives awesome. I am selling because I need to get a new daily driver vehicle and something with A/C so my dog can go places with me. This van will truly be missed! Call/text/email to set up a time to come check it out.

Specifications

  • Year: 1983  
  • Make: Volkswagen  
  • Model: Vanagon  
  • Trim: Not Specified  
  • Body: Van  
  • Mileage: 104,592  
  • VIN: WV2ZB0257DH079119  
  • Title Type: Salvage Title  
  • Exterior Color: Green  
  • Interior Color: Beige  
  • Transmission: Manual  
  • Liters: 1.9L  
  • Cylinders: 4  
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline  
  • Number of Doors: Not Specified  
  • Exterior Condition: Very Good  
  • Interior Condition: Very Good  
  • Drive Type: RWD  
  • Ad Number 5959895
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  • Member Since Aug 2008

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