1990 Volkswagen Adventurewagen, waiting for you!   Price: $15000, or best reasonable offer

Item Location: San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay

Posted by: Tina D
Last Modified: 09/13/2020

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Waiting for an adventurous new owner!

This car has a wonderful history. We (a couple and five-year-old twins) took the van on the adventure of a lifetime, ten months of travel across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The van was our home in many national parks and on beaches in Baja.

It is difficult to part with this Adventurewagen, but it will serve someone else better now. This van awaits your adventures!

As is: The van runs well. You will need to fix some of the RV aspects.

Purchased 1991, used as a demo unit briefly by Ed Anderson himself, the creator of the Adventurewagen

VW Adventurewagen is a hard-top conversion from the Vanagon base; no longer being made

Prefer to sell to an aficionado

$15,000 or best reasonable offer

Description and features:
• Manual transmission
• 5 seats
• Aiwa FM / AM CD player
• Carter Industries custom roof rack
• Ladder to roof rack
• Yakima ski and luggage rack attached to roof rack frame
• 2 x 2 square trailer hitch in rear
• 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 and 2 x 2 square trailer hitches in front for bike rack
• Larger tires so that underside not vulnerable to hitting slanted driveways
• Solar panel powers batteries when camping in place (Solar City)
• Porta potty usable as extra seat for table: Thetford
• Fold-out dining table with leaf
• Double bed folds out of back seat
• Additional loft extends to full length bed, or use as a storage area
• Shower attachment and reservoir for shower water
• Propane stove next to sliding door
• Refrigerator
• Metal sink and faucet
• 2 auxiliary marine batteries under back seat
• Built-in auxiliary heater for interior of car
• Teak trim and wooden floor
• Onboard monitor panel for batteries, water, propane, and so on

Latest major repairs:
• New fuel tank 1000 miles ago
• A/C recharge 1000 miles ago
• New tires 12,000 miles ago
• New clutch 15,000 miles ago
• Front brakes 500 miles ago
• Rear brakes 500 miles ago
• New battery 7/20
• New muffler and tailpipe 3/20
• Passed last smog test in March 2020, currently registered in California

Repairs needed (needs some love in the RV aspects):
• Sink pump needs repair
• Propane stove needs repair: burners light, but don't stay on
• Refrigerator needed; original no longer works
• Window and skylight gaskets need replacement
• Wooden floor would look better with refinishing (damage from window leaks)

Contact information:
Tina (San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay):
510-926-2255 (texting only, please)
Email:, but response will be slower. Best to text that you have emailed me.