Find of the Day: Volkswagen Vanagon GL

Today’s Find of the Day comes to us via eBay Motors in the form of a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL with a Zetec engine swap.  The seller started with a rust-free Vanagon body from the southeastern United States, replaced the stock motor with a brand new 2L Zetec powerplant, rebuilt the transmission, lifted it 1.5″ and added many, many other enhancements for comfort and reliability.  As the car was previously sitting for so long, the paint is a bit faded so the vehicle will need a respray to get back to showroom condition, but it seems that the seller has taken care of just about everything else.  One thing that does have us a but cautious is the salvage title, which the seller says is due to the vehicle being purchased from an insurance sale with a blown motor.


This Vanagon can be yours for the buy it now price of $15,000.

Check out the seller’s description below, see the full listing including contact info and more images on eBay Motors.


You are bidding on a 1984 Vw Vanagon it life has been the southwest and not a drop of rust.The title has rebuilt on it becouse it sat for years without a title.It has never been wrecked. I have been building it for 3 years. I only put 600 miles on the new engine i have $10,000 just in to the engine and trans and the rear end. This van has been completely modified if you want a stock van this one is not for you. If you want a VW you can drive across country at 80 mph this one is for you. I ripped out the old Vw engine and went with a Zetec 2.0 Bostig conversion for reliabily.The engine is new factory from Ford not a rebuild. The transmission has been rebuilt plus new axles and all new bearings.I put a 1.5 lift on it for better clearance. I have a suburban A/C unit for it that needs to be install half of it is already done. An A/ C shop can finish it in 2 hours.I have 2 westy top if you want to convert to a camper.The paint is a little sun faded and the clear coat on the roof is pealing but not to bad.I didnt worry about the paint becouse its not bad and a pretty car is not good if it runs like crap and a small dent on the pass door The only resone I’m sell it is because I love to build cars and this is the 3rd Vanagon I’ve done so on to the next.This VW runs and drives better then new and i have all the reciptes Buyer pays for shipping Happy bidding my reserve is $15,000 the salvage title dosent mean that it has been wreacked the guy I bought it from got it from a insurance sale with a Blown motor.i have been over every inch of this rig and it is and no signs of a damage

List of new stuff
New Ford crete Zetec 2.0 and rebuilt manual trans / new axles and wheel bearing / new BF Goodwrench AT tires and SA rims / new brakes all the way around / new radiator / new driver and pass window rubber and rebuilt window regulators / Euro van driver and pass seats and fold down to bed rear seat / new stereo / new CB / to much new stuff to list.

List of custom fabricated things
Bumpers front and and rear / front skid plate / side rock sliders / roof rack / front sun visor / rear swing out gas can and spare tire carrier / inside cabinet / front brush guard and to much to list.


Find of the Day is a reoccurring piece on interesting vehicles that were found while perusing the various car marketplaces available online, and published based on its obvious interest, entertainment value or both.  If you have something that you think would make for a good find of the day, feel free to drop us a line in the comments section below.