VIN: 1P4GK44R1PX602749 condition: good cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: 4wd fuel: gas odometer: 252500 paint color: custom rv type: class B size / dimensions: 15 ft long, 6 ft wide title status: clean transmission: automatic
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These high-quality van conversions were done in Richmond, BC and have similar amenities of VW Westfalia vans. GTRV moved to California a number of years ago, where they still make van conversions. These vans are rare and sought after in Canada. The advantage is a North American high-end van for its era with parts more affordable and readily available and a quiet, easy to drive minivan. Seats up to 5, two double beds.
Reliable 3.3 litre V6 engine with 252,500 km. Mechanic that recently has done servicing (Seeco Automotive in Courtenay) expects the engine will go for 400,000 km. Runs very smoothly, or as he described after a recent servicing, engine is “running like a Swiss watch”. Recent road trip down the Oregon coast to northern California with 10.2 l/100 km at 110 km/hr. Easy van to boondock in when the top is left down.
All wheel drive. Pop top is excellent condition. Has an opening skylight in it and three windows with screens for great ventilation. Double bed up there and rear seat folds into another double bed. Electric fridge and three interior lights on newish deep cycle battery (runs for 3 or more days without recharging), two-burner propane stove and furnace that works like a charm on those cool evenings, sink with clean water tank. Various cupboards. Table in front of seat easy to set up and take down and stores out of the way in rear. Passenger seat rotates 180 degrees to face back and the table if desired, and drivers’ seat rotates 90 degrees. Power steering, brakes, windows, and locks, cruise control, locking compartment under passenger seat. Tinted windows. Clean curtains all around. Air conditioning. Roof rack.
This van was purchased April 2019 by my parents, a couple in their 80s. They have owned VW vans and Westies for over 40 years. They recently sold their 80's Westfalia and purchased this rare van as they wanted something easier and quiet to drive. They thought this would be their last van and decided to do extensive servicing needed to last the rest of their camping years. Over $6000 in repairs done since purchase. They recently located and purchased a newer GTRV that is even easier for them to drive and are thus selling this one at a loss. Someone will reap the benefit of extensive recent repairs and cleaning.
New front brakes, pads, rotors (and rear brakes are in good shape). Tires in good condition with lovely new hub caps. New brake master cylinder/ABS unit. New transmission solenoid block and auto shutdown relay (transmission good). New fuel injector seals and manifold gasket. Exhaust good. New water pump. New windshield washer pump. Replaced axle shaft seal on left, timing cover gasket, engine timing gasket, and oil pan gasket. Air conditioning serviced. New oil pressure gauge switch. New 12V outlet. Also done interior painting of cabinets, deep cleaning in and out and new curtain rods and front seat covers. This van is clean! There has been over $18,000 and lots of elbow grease put into this van since purchase this spring.
What hasn’t been done and could be if desired: transmission occasionally stays shifted down but the transmission is good and other repairs have been completed. May need a solenoid. No radio but wiring and speakers exist -an old rear stereo would need to be disconnected, suspension is a bit soft but not urgent, one dent on right front panel (estimate to repair $400) and rust on frame under sliding door (estimate to repair $800), the spare tire hoist was removed as it didn’t work (common problem with vans) and the plan was to have a welded holder made by Seeco (estimate $200).
It’s a sweet little van, cozy and comfortable and a good ride. She is looking forward to her next camping or travel adventures. Maybe with you!
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