1990 VW Vanagon Weekender SVX

1990 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Custom

Technical specifications of Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1990

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: Weekender
Type: Westfalia Weekender
Trim: Custom
Year: 1990
Mileage: 80000
VIN: WV2TB025XLH044773
Color: Porsche Pearl Ice-Blue
Engine size: Subaru 6-cyl. 3.3L
Number of cylinders: 6
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black & Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: You Sit High :)
Options: Stereo & Alarm
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

Located in Tacoma, WA area. Easy to visit.

Call / Text 808-280-6882

The Story

This is my 1990 Vanagon Weekender, Subaru SVX 3.3L 6-cylinder. Below 80,000 miles on the motor, mileage on the vehicle is unknown. Professionally maintained with plenty of new parts. It runs great and is very fast. The van has lived on Maui for the past nearly 9 years. Since 2016, I also own a 1991 Doka, that became my daily driver. Hence, I decided to sell this Vanagon. My friend in the Seattle area is helping me with this sale.

I am not at all a technical person! The truth is that I was born in Germany and grew up with these vans. Other kids were counting Porsche and Audi on the Autobahn, while I always wanted a real Vanagon. This was supposed to be my “escape-vehicle”, never to be sold. It’s completely personalized, how I wanted it and how it made sense for me on Maui.

My Original Purchase

December 2010 from Subagon in Redding, CA (business closed)

Subaru conversion with 6-cylinder 3.3L SVX was done in fall of 2010

Japanese domestic market (JDM) motor from Aatarco in Richmond, CA (business closed)

Installed with less then 60,000 miles

New timing belt, new crank and cam seals

2” custom tubular bumpers with rear hitch

Suspension lift and level, Bilstein shocks, 5x Borbet rims

Central locking, power windows, cruise control, air-conditioning

Front disc brakes

Shipped to Maui in January 2011

On Maui-time between January 2011 and October of 2019

During this time, and with all the time-consuming work that was done here on Maui, I hardly had time to ride the van. I might have added 15,000 miles in total, but certainly less than 20,000 miles to the odometer. Busy at work, I did not manage to sleep in it more than half a dozen times. The interior still really feels and smells like new.

VWonMaui on my Vanagon?!

The logos on all four sides are airbrushed onto the paint, prior to clear-coating

With my initials, most people on Maui know me simply as “VW”

The rear hatch center VW logo got removed, no holes for the Vanagon emblem either

The rear wiper hole got patched, also the front end antenna hole

We also removed the fiberglass roof’s pop-top window, hole is patched to surfboard-quality :)

This part of the roof will need re-painting when you get the logos removed ?!!

Windows-out paint job, paint is 2010-12 Porsche eis-blau perl-effect, code is LM5Q

All rust and metal-filling materials got removed prior to priming and painting!

Front disc break calipers painted in van’s ice blue color

The Interior

Stripped to the bones with completely re-built interior

New front windshield window

All other windows have a mirror tint and a 2nd black tint over it, can't look inside

All original interior curtains and hooks removed

Weekender trunk cabinets removed, custom aluminum cover for AC installed

Bench & jump seat re-upholstered, no holes for headrests, no seatbelts in the back

All sidewalls, interior panels, ceilings and the dashboard are re-finished

White-faced instrument panel

Popup roof, all rods properly re-finished / painted

Upper bed and lower bed mattresses are re-done

OEM VW replacement engine cover in black

Custom wood piece to cover the engine cover, carpet-covered and built to height of the folded down bench / mattress height for sleeping — this was the foot end for me :)

Long LED light above the table

Hard vinyl table cover, very rugged

Carpeted storage under the bench seat, with stereo components

Also under the bench: deep-cycle 2nd battery, runs separate, van will start if this is empty

Premium stereo system, with new speakers, base, amp, professional wiring

Stereo system includes an Alpine sub-woofer in the custom ‘seat box’ by the sliding door

Key-fob alarm system

OEM dual-tone original sound VW horn

GTI steering wheel, I don’t know the year but it’s from a 90’s Golf

Sparco-logo Audi TT racing seats, custom installation, adjustable

Custom carpet for the floor in the center of the passenger room, to place in front outside

A switch behind the driver seat interrupts the gas pump flow, anti-theft switch ?!

Extra power plug installed on the side of the jump seat

Heavy duty shocks to hold the rear hatch open

The AC was recharged and works as it should

New actuators for the central locking system

GoWesty additions made during this time

Premium Bosch heavy duty wiper blade set, wiper arms refurbished and painted

Set of heavy duty truck mirror

Poptop and luggage rack seals

South African front grill with four lights and LEDs

Smoked tail lights and front blinker lenses

Terrapodz LED running light kit

3-point retracting seat belts for front driver and passenger side

New table latch

Heavy duty pop-top shocks lift assist kit

Pop-top tent in gray with removable windows

Fuel tank with re-seal kit

Complete new rear drive axle with all seals

Sway bar with links and bushings

Metal shifter knob with stash compartment

Plastic compartment box over the original dashboard ashtray location

Front underbody replacement steel plate, previous spare tire location

Durable floor mats for the driver and passenger side

Miscellaneous Notes

VanCafe, all window, body, door and hatch seals

SmallCar exhaust system and muffler

SmallCar oil dip stick

OEM VW steel keys with the black rubber around the head, cut in Germany :)

K&N air filter

Auxiliary reverse LED light kit, the little round one on the photos, very bright

Auxiliary LED strip in the front, separate switch on the dashboard

Fiamma awning feet installed on the right side of the outside body

6x Yakima mounting brackets, 3 on each side of the pop-top roof

Five tires including a spare tire on the 5th rim, Good Year Assurance, M+S 215 / 70R16. The van runs super smooth on these tires, even at high speeds, very enjoyable. Less than 3,000 miles for sure. The Borbet rims are made black and have locks.

My Vanagon was always properly serviced by a professional licensed mechanic. The last couple of years by KarMart, Maui’s official VW dealership. I shipped the car to the mainland for this sale!

Call / Text 808-280-6882

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