1991 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper Auction In Ashland, OR – Ends April 27th
Here’s what appears to be a very well kept Syncro Westy up for auction on eBay located in Ashland, OR with an unknown reserve price. The auction closes on April 27th at 7:15pm PST. This 1991 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia camper features a recently rebuilt stock 2.1L motor, new muffler, new catalytic converter, new master cylinder, new Old Man Emu shocks, Catalina awning, power inverter and Yakima racks. The odometer has been replaced at least once, so the true mileage is really unknown at this point. There are a few dents, knicks and scratches, but it otherwise appear to be in decent condition. I’d expect this to fetch north of $25k, but probably not beyond $30k. I don’t know much about syncros, but I think it’s value would really depend upon how well the 4wd functions and sounds.
1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia 1.6L Turbo Diesel – $14,500 in SF
While I’m weary of anything before 1984 (I don’t really know why), this appears to be a great find priced right in the SF Bay area. Posted yesterday on craigslist is this 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with only 129k original miles and a recent 1.6L turbo diesel motor. It has the South African grill and headlight kit, nice looking original orange paint (I think) and all of the appliances work. No word if the propane filler has been upgraded. Overall this looks like an amazing deal for a van in this region. The cool secret to buying a diesel westy already registered in California, is that if the engine ever goes ka put, you can swap in ANY gas motor you want, and you’ll never have to smog it. There are tons of gas conversions you can’t legally register in California that are great, like the Bostigs. But if the DMV thinks it’s diesel, you’ll (likely) never have to worry, even if you sell it!