1981 Volkswagen Vanagon L Westfalia Camper

My van was a 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon L Westfalia camper.

The vital stats:
VIN: WV2ZA0254BH141396
2.0L horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine, rear-mounted and air-cooled.
67 SAE net horsepower at 4200 rpm.
101 ft.-lbs. SAE net torque at 3000 rpm.
7.3:1 compression ratio.
Single camshaft, pushrods, 2 valves per cylinder, hydraulic valve lifters.
Aluminum crankcase and cylinder heads.
Rear-wheel drive.
5.5" x 14" steel wheels.
Bosch 65-amp alternator.
Four-wheel independent coil spring suspension.
Rack-and-pinion steering, not power-assisted.
Four-speed manual transmission.
Bosch L-Jetronic electronic fuel injection.
Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, power-assisted, dual circuit.
Dry, single-plate clutch, hydraulically-operated.
Wheelbase: 96.8" (8.1 feet).
Length: 179.5" (15.0 feet).
Width: 72.6" (6.1 feet).
Height: 80.7" (6.7 feet).
Ground clearance: 7.4" (0.6 feet).
Seating for four occupants, including driver.
  • Westfalia deluxe camper interior
  • Sink with onboard water tank and city water hookup
  • Two-burner propane stove
  • Three-way (propane/110v AC/12v DC) refrigerator
  • Pop-up top
  • Swivel front seats
  • Two tables
  • Two beds
  • Closet with hanging rod and mirror
  • Rear hatch insect screen
  • Sliding windows with insect screens
  • Full curtains
  • Luggage rack

Below is the information I got from Volkswagen of Germany after sending them the VIN.

Model: 253-931
Engine: CV 029 904
Color: Not registered
Production Date: May 19th, 1981
Delivery Date: July 22nd, 1981
Delivered to: USA

Below are some pics of the van. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version.