1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction in Lompoc, CA

1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction in Lompoc, CA

Fresh on both eBay and craigslist yesterday is this 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with stock 1.9L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission and some very good original looks. According to the free Auto Check report on eBay, the odometer read 97k miles in 1998 and 125k in 2014, could be legit, and judging by the original paint, tent canvas and interior, I wouldn't be surprised if it is. They did of course provide the VIN ( WV2ZB0254FH033783 ) so you can do your own homework on it's all California history.  The seller states the engine had a partial rebuild only a few thousand miles ago and has most records since sometime in the 80s.  The only feature it lacks from its original configuration is the rear overhead A/C, which is mostly a waste of space.  It's also been listed on cragislist with an asking price of $16,500, so I'm going to take a wild guess and say they're hoping for at least $15k.  The auction ends on Monday March 30th at 2:36pm. eBay Link

As added bonuses this Westy appears to come with a full length awning and a Thule rack set up with a cargo carrier. Always check for cracks in the pop top around the mounts for racks like this. The seller states it obviously comes with the fridge and stove, but do the work, and how well? Has the propane tank been upgraded? If this is all legit, drives well, runs well, doesn't leak, etc, it's likely going to fetch their hoping price of $15k, especially in a So Cal spring market.  What do you think it's worth? Let us know in the comments below, or head on over to the individual posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ and share your wisdom there.

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1987 VW Vanagon Syncro Turbo Diesel Westfalia Camper - Auction I

1987 VW Vanagon Syncro Turbo Diesel Westfalia Camper - Auction In New Jersey

So they're back again after no buyers in the past five months (or more).  I originally posted about this Westy back on October 13th (original post), when the eBay auction fetched a high bid of $32,500 (expired auction), after 61 bids from 28 bidders. According to the seller, this is a stock 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia with the European 1.6L Turbo Diesel. The new auction( eBay Link) went up over the weekend and Wednesday March 25th at 5:30 pm PST. While there is a VIN, due to the fact it's an import it's going to be hard to get/verify the vehicle's history.  There's also a photobucket album (link) with over 40 more photos of this rig, though I don't think it's changed since October.  It is also listed on The Samba (link) with an asking price of $45k, along with this diesel high top syncro for $50k (link).  I'd say there's something fishy about these, and I'd love to hear the thoughts and opinions of other syncro fanatics on this rig, or maybe you've even gone to check it out at some point?  Well, leave your words of wisdom below, or head on over to the individual posts about this Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ to share your opinions there.

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1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender w/ Bostig Ztec & More - $20k

1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender w/ Bostig Ztec & More - $20k

Here's a nice looking and well sorted Westy without a state to call home.. err, sort of.  This Westy is a 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender with 15k miles on a Bostig Ztec crate (new) engine AND rebuilt 4 speed manual transmission with the highly sought after Peloquins limited slip differential and a total of 175k miles on the body.  If you could actually register this van in California, it would be sold already.  This van is loaded with all kinds of awesome add ons that, just with conservative estimates show over $25k invested, if not closer to $30k, with the actual cost of an ok condition '85 Westy to start from.

While the Ford Ztec Bostig doesn't have the same power as the German or Japanese counterpart swaps, the parts for these engines are widely and cheaply available, as well as the know how to work on them.  The Peloquins is a great way to get part of the way to a syncro, without the extra $10k - $15k.  This appears to be a great turn key get up and go Westy if the Bostig engine will pass emissions laws in your state.  Find it for sale in Encinitas / San Diego, California. Craigslist Link  -  The Samba Link

What do you think it's worth? What are you thoughts on Bostig engines? Tell us in the comments below, or head on over the individual discussions about this Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+.

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1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - 108k Miles - Auction in Brent

1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - 108k Miles - Auction in Brentwood, CA

Looking at Westys for extended periods each day, every day, for years on end, you start to second guess yourself when you see one that looks familiar.  I know I have seen this one before, but I can't seem to find any record of posting it, so..... This Friday specimen is a 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with stock 2.1L engine, stock manual transmission and a barely broken in 108k original miles. eBay Link

The odometer was replaced at some point, and the seller has used up their free Auto Check reports, so you'll have to do a VIN check on your own ( wv2zb0258hh022983 ) to get more of the dirt on this one.  The engine is said to have been rebuilt in 2005 to the tune of $5k by S&S Import service in Antioch CA, though there isn't much to be said about this business online.

The seller does mention the van comes with almost new Michelin tires on the original 14" mag wheels.  Overall the pictures show a well cared for Westy with fading paint and a few minor bumps on bruises, though the original tent canvas and interior appear to be in excellent shape. The auction ends on Thursday March 26th at 6pm PST. eBay Link

What do you think it's worth? I'm guessing this will top out at around $16k - $18k, depending on what the title check actually shows.  Got any wisdom to share? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or head on over to the individual posts about the Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ and let your emotions fly!

 

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1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia Conversion Auction in Anaheim, CA

1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia Conversion Auction in Anaheim, CA

Here's another interesting specimen for sale that even comes with it's own website, Vanagon.me.  This van original came as a tin top Vanagon and at some point a Westfalia pop top was added, along with a custom small kitchen set up. I'd call it a weekender, but it doesn't have the same cabinet setup as a weekender, but I guess it's really a 1988 VW Vanagon to Westfalia Conversion?  eBay Link

The seller goes into some details and has current showing set up that have been taking place, with the schedule looking like this.

Anaheim: All day Wednesday 3/18 and Saturday 3/21.
Venice Beach: Thursday afternoon and evening 3/19.
Santa Barbara: Friday afternoon and evening 3/20.

There's a plethora of details listed on both eBay and the website, but all in all, this could likely be a very low priced Westy that runs, though could use some significant love.  Find a way to get it for $7k or $8k, make sure you've got another $4k - $6k in backup to do things like front end bushings, a solar trickle charger to combat the parasitic battery leak, find a way to make the top bunk usable if it isn't already, get it a nice tune up, reseal the fuel tank and lines and still have some backup in case it needs engine or transmission work.  This Westy will need some love, but sounds like it runs and drives well as is.  The seller does provide the VIN ( wv2yb0255jh005933 ) and the free Auto Check report shows a clean title with only a few owners, with the van living in Colorado and California for most of it's life.  The official eBay auction ends on Saturday March 21st at 8pm.  eBay Link

Got any rants, raves or wisdom to share? Have you gone to see this van yet?  Tell us in the comments below, or jump on over the individual discussions about this Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ to share your story there!

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1982 Westy Camper w/ 1.9L Turbo Diesel - $15k in Austin, Texas

1982 Westy Camper w/ 1.9L Turbo Diesel - $15k in Austin, Texas

Travolta is his name, and he's even got his own website (link), though I found him posted on The Samba classifieds this morning (link).  This specimen is a 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with all kinds of documented love and upgrades including a 1.9L Turbo Diesel (AAZ) engine from a '96 VW Golf, upgraded transmission and is approaching 200k miles.  I love when sellers go to this extent of description and detail when selling their van, and I hope these folks can sell Travolta quickly as a result, and maybe we can help too.   While the seller goes to great lengths to detail the work they've done on this Westy, they do clearly state that it will soon need front end bushings, front brake rotors and some window seals.  The google sites link above tells what is likely the entire story of the work that has been done on this van in the past, and even has a video of the engine starting and running (link). Go check it out in Austin, Texas with an asking price of $15k.

Some features I like in this one; It's insulated, deep cycle batteries w/ solenoid switch, fresh tent canvas, fresh cooing system, exhaust temp sensor and gauge, oil cooler, nice window tint, recentl marine paint on the pop top, updated cabinets, later model vanagon front seats, led dash lights.

I'd love to have an AAZ in my Westy some day, would love to increase my mpg by at least 25%, even with the extra noise.  Got any thoughts or words of wisdom to share?  Leave your banter in the comments below, or head on over to the individual discussions about this Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+.

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