The Type 2 Vanagon (T3) was released in 1980 and replaced the aging Volkswagen Transporter T2. The new version added a number of refinements in terms of speed/ride/capability in exchange for a less cool looking package, but today’s T3 brings even more utility than normal. Find this 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon T3 offered for $7,500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.
This Type 2 has been given a number of upgrades from stock to make camping and travel more comfortable, starting with a 1.6 liter non-turbo diesel engine and a slew of upgrades — just read this list from the seller:
*4 new BFG AT/KO
*New front rotors, wheel bearings and seals, rebuilt calipers, new brake hoses and brake pads
*Rebuilt rear wheel cylinders and new brake hoses.
*New vacuum pump and new vacuum diaphragm.
*Go Westy Zero Lift springs and Bilstein HD shocks
*Go Westy LT Truck Mirrors
*New Giles tuned Fuel Injection Pump
*New Upper Ball Joints
*Aux fuse panel, 100A circuit breaker, 12v plugs x2 to rear and 12v USB plug to front (fridge ready)
*New laminate flooring, sound deadening and insulation
*LED interior lights
*Custom removable interior storage cabinet.
*New window tint
*Wet Okole seat covers
*Yakima bars with roof basket
*Heavy Duty Tow Hitch
*Solar Ready (panel not included)
*Go Westy shift extension
The car isn’t perfect, the blower motor is intermittent, the tach doesn’t work and a few other small issues that could be solved by an enterprising weekend mechanic.
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