1978 Westfalia Chicago IL

Key Information

  • Ad Source: Craigslist
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Model Year: 1978
  • Model: Westfalia
  • Miles: 109,000
  • Engine: 2.0 liter air-cooled
  • Asking Price: $13,500
  • Seller Type: Private
  • Contact Info: SOLD


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With regret, I am selling my sage green 1978 Volkswagen (VW) Westfalia Campmobile. It has 109,000 miles. I bought it almost 10 years ago, and have taken many memorable camping trips with it. It has all of the original Westfalia camping interior with the ice box and sink (see pics). It has the original owners manual and warranty book from the dealer. It has the original child’s cot, rear bug screen and front doors/windshield curtain. It is fully operational – I just drove it home from it’s indoor winter storage garage in southeast Wisconsin this morning. Has the original 2.0 liter air-cooled fuel injected Type 4 engine, and 4-speed manual transmission.

Here are some of the items that have been replaced in the last few years:

-entire front beam replaced with brand new
-new front and rear shocks
-new ball joints
-new tie rods
-new drag link
-new steering dampener
-new sway bar bushings
-new front brake pads and rotors
-new rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders
-new rear backing plates
-new Dansk heater boxes (made in Denmark)
-new heat control boxes
-new “U” exhaust pipes
-new pop-up tent

All four tires were replaced about 7 years ago with correct load range D tires – these tires only have about 8,000 miles on them. In addition, a full tune up (spark plugs, wires, distributer cap & rotor, points, fuel filter, air filter, valve adjustment) was performed within the last few years (about 4,000 miles ago). Since I have had it I have also replaced the fuel lines, fuel injector seals, and gas tank filler hose.

The bus was repainted just before I purchased it and is a good “10-footer” meaning that from 10-15 feet away, it looks pretty darn nice. There are some areas of rust that are starting to come through. The body is not perfect, but it is far better than most in the Midwest. The floor pans are solid and have been treated with POR 15 to keep them that way.

Getting rid of this bus is like losing a member of my family.

The Nada Guide values this bus between $10,650 (average retail value) and $22,200 (high retail value).

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