FS/ebay 1987 309D Westfalia James Cook Camper in NY - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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FS/ebay 1987 309D Westfalia James Cook Camper in NY

Hi All,

I've listed my 309D James Cook fs on ebay.

Auction is here: Mercedes Benz Other 309D | eBay
Dropbox photos are here: http://bit.ly/1L0sb9N
Text below is a repost of data from the listing.
Interested parties may contact me for more info at the number listed below.

- Kevin

1987 Mercedes Westfalia James Cook Class B Camper Van
Not Westy, Vanagon, Syncro, Sportsmobile, Airstream, Roadtrek

1987 Mercedes 309D Westfalia James Cook RV Camper
Very well designed and built camper incorporates legendary Mercedes and Westfalia engineering.
I’ve owned this rare camper van since 2012 and I’ve driven it from Victoria BC Canada to downeast Maine.
It has a valid NYS inspection and a valid NYS title.
Engine purrs and offers a leisurely ride (max 70mph).
Must see to fully appreciate. Extremely popular with strangers.
This camper is in above average condition, but it is 25+ years old with 150k+ miles on it. Underbody undercoat is mostly intact. Body is good but rocker panels have been repaired and body repainted but some rust remains. Some areas of scratched and or flaking paint. Cabinetry and counters are VG+. Roof polycarbonate window shows sun-stress. Radio and refrigerator are not working but may be repairable. Front seats have repairs and cracked vinyl. Awning needs cleaning and tensioners. Van has never let me down / has always performed as expected.


Replaced head gasket
Replaced tires (8ply Federal Ecovan 215/75r14c)
Replaced shocks (Monroe V1036, V1066)
Replaced battery (2015)

Mercedes OM 617.913 (5 cyl 3 litre) naturally aspirated diesel engine with 150,500 miles (242k km) on the odometer. Starts easily every time, without fail even in cold. Does not have or need a block heater. Per wikipedia, “The OM617 is considered to be one of the most reliable engines ever produced with engines often reaching over 1.000.000 Km without being rebuilt and is one of the key reasons for Mercedes' popularity in North America in the 1980s, as it was powerful and reliable compared to other automotive diesels of the 1980s.”
4spd Automatic Transmission 720.110
Curb weight appx 6100#.
Original brown carpet in good condition.
Gray cloth / vinyl seats. (Fair condition)
Black plastic dashboard with passenger side cubby.
Blaupunkt radio with front and rear speakers.
Map light.
Access main battery beneath drivers seat. Engine access hatch.
Headlights, taillights, turn signals, brake lights, and horn all work. Has parking lights.

Exterior Features: Fiamma Side canopy / awning. Auxiliary external propane jet for running external barbecue or other appliances. Sliding rear passenger door. Propane storage tank below deck. Rear luggage rack (75kg).
Seating & Bottom Bunk: Seating for 4. (Middle seats 2. Rear seats 2). Middle seat flips to face rear seat for living room / dining room arrangement. Middle and rear seats fold flat to form bottom bunk for 2 people. Original cushions in very good condition. Base of middle seat acts as a storage cabinet. Full privacy curtains throughout and great headroom (estimate 7 feet or more) make this camper van feel quite roomy for it's size. Stowable dining table. Fold-up side table.
Kitchen & Storage: Enamel kitchen sink with hot and cold water. 2-burner LP stove with enamel surround. Refrigerator (110v/12v/LP. Utensil drawer. Fluorescent task lighting. Original formica countertops in very good condition. Overhead and undercounter cabinets, all high quality cabinetry with fully functional latching mechanisms. Stand-up height
Overhead Bunk: 76” x 54” overhead bunk for 2 people. Formica over plywood decking that folds like an accordion secures while in transit. Original cushions in very good condition.
Lavatory: Water-tight water closet with shower, sink, floor drain, hand-held shower-head with hot and cold water. Portable toilet, mirror-front medicine cabinet, storage racks along the perimeter for toiletries, towel hanger on back of door and roof ventilation hatch.
Ventilation and Windows: 1 side, 1 rear, and 1 top window lift open, each with screens and sliding privacy shades. Air vents above kitchen and bath.

Electrical Systems: Plugs into 110v external power. On-board power inverter for 220v(?). 2 batteries for auxiliary power. 5 fluorescent cabin lights. 50’ electrical power connector.
Water Storage: On-board fresh water tank fillable from inside or outside the van. Outside water fill access is lockable. Truma hot water heater. Gray water tank with easy dump valve.
Heating: Strong dashboard heat when engine is in operation. On-board diesel powered forced air cabin heater runs independently of engine using diesel from the common tank.
LP/Propane: On board propane tank mounted below deck supplies fuel to stove, fridge and hot water heater.

QUESTIONS? Need more info? Please call me. 607-216-8273

Mercedes 309D Vehicle Operating Manual (German, pdf)
James Cook Camper Operating Manuals (German, pdf)
Accessories and Surplus Parts Included: Jack, safety orange vest, safety road hazard markers, fuses, latches, replacement ball joints, replacement front rotors, original documentation, repair records, fresh water fill hose, replacement tail-lights, gas fittings for external appliances, spare tire.
For in depth background, see also: 309D aka the Bremen Van aka the T1 Transporter
Misc Technical
Oil: 7.5 quarts Delo 400 15W-40
Oil Filter: 000 180 2509 6
Air Filter: No 0020947004 / C15248 (Size: 150mm *71mm *309mm. OEM: 0020947004, MA744, CA4584, E285L, 07050099, C15248)
Related Links:
Helpful Westfalia Guides (in English):
James Cook User Forum
Parts List
Jeff London
Parts (UK)
Expedition Portal

This listing is subject to errors and omissions. Unit is for sale locally and may be sold without notice. In-person inspection and / or questions are encouraged prior to placing bids.
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