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The car

Volkswagen Vanagon 1983

31 trips
24 MPG
Gas (Regular)
4 seats

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70 tripsJoined Apr 2015


This is a fully restored standard transmission 1983.5 VW Vanagon Westfalia- part of the Black Forest Westfalias fleet. Vanagon Westys are quite possibly the world's most exquisitely designed camper vans. Simply put, there is no better vehicle for traveling and exploring the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Gretel is a compact, nimble, aesthetic camper that parks and drives more like a car than an RV, but can sleep 4 adults comfortably and sports a fully functioning, propane-powered kitchenette. She is lifted with upgraded suspension (shocks, springs, bushings, tires) and powered by a modern Ford Zetec motor, correcting the few flaws of the stock design and rendering the best wild camping spots in the region yours for the taking. Sorry no pets


Must be 30+ to book
Manual transmission
Audio input
USB input


14 ratings

The owner cancelled this trip 3 months and 8 days before it started. This message was automatically posted by Turo.

Turo-May 10, 2018

Mike and Nate have been great before, during and after the trip. Gretel has been fantastic and had caused no troubles! I would recommended to anyone and I am looking to rent Gretel again!

Carlotta T.-Apr 20, 2018

Great rig, just what we needed. Mike was super helpful, got us up to speed on the Vanogan. We had a blast, planning our next getaway.

Paul B.-Aug 30, 2017

Gretel was awesome Would recommend Mike and the vans To anyone Thanks a lot x

Colin R.-Aug 23, 2017

This was the best experience! Mike was super helpful. We had a great time traveling with Gretel!

Heather S.-Jul 27, 2017

Car Location
Seattle, WA 98199