1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction in Battle Ground, IN

1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction in Battle Ground, IN

This paint job always reminds of half an ice cream sandwich, maybe that was the point?  This 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper has the stock 1.9L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission, original two tone paint, clean title and only 101,000 original miles.  There’s a free Auto Check report on the eBay site that shows what appear to be 2 owners, possibly accurate mileage and a lifetime of being registered in the state on Indiana.   The seller is a man (or woman) of very few words, however they do state it has been garaged all it’s life and that everything works perfectly, including the kitchen appliances.  It does appear to have the original tent canvas, and for 1984, it’s probably the best looking test canvas I’ve seen in the 30 year old range.  While the pictures are kind of fuzzy, they’ve either gone to great lengths to detail this thing to the max, or it just is really that well cared for, or even both. Look at the slider door track in one of the photos, it looks brand new.  Another interesting specimen from the earth north west central region of the US, or whatever it is labeled.  Any guesses on the reserve price?  I’m going to say $15k?  The auction ends on Tuesday October, 3rd and the vehicle is located in Battle Ground, Indiana. eBay Link

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1990 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - Auction In Bellevue, WA

1990 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – Auction In Bellevue, WA

This same seller calling themselves TDI Motors is back again with another nice looking camper, though of course not a TDI.  This van is a 1990 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with stock 2.1L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission, 150k original miles, fresh GoWesty bumpers, headlight kit, wheels, Michelin tires and LineX around the rocker panels.  The seller implies this van is perfect and that everything works as expected.  They’ve got it listed on their website for $25k, so I’m guessing they’re shooting for at least $20k. According to the CarFax report, it’s been in California its whole life, and was actually first inspected in Whitethorn?  How does Whitethorn even have an inspection station? Check it out for sale/auction in Bellevue, Washington. eBay Link  –  TDI Motors LinkCarFax LinkPhoto Album Link

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1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender $10,500in Oakland, CA

1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender $10,500in Oakland, CA

Price Drop! I wrote about this van when it was up for sale a couple of months ago, you can see the original post here.  The seller has dropped the asking price from $14,900 down to only $10,500.  It’s got rebuilt engine from the folks at Bus Lab, and some overall pretty good looks.  A running weekender with that looks like this with a recently rebuilt engine will sell quick in the Bay Area at only $10k.  Here’s the new craigslist link.

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1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender - $5,800 in Sebastapol, CA

1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender – $5,800 in Sebastapol, CA

Here’s a Nor Cal deal alert for your Tuesday morning.  This van is a 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender Wolfsburg with 174k miles on the clock and a little rough around the edges, but comes without the sticker shock.  It’s likely got the stock 1.9L engine and defintely has the stock automatic transmission, with no word on whether either have been rebuilt.  For extra gear hauling it comes with 3 Yakima bars, towers and installed wide body tabs (look for cracks in the top near these, common issue).  The seller says it’s got a clean title and recently passed smog, and it also comes with some nice new shoes and a stereo upgrade.  If this is the original paint, and it appears so, this adds up to a pretty nice find at only $5,800.  Find it in Sebastapol, California, about 1hr north of SF. Craigslist Link

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1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender Wolfsburg - $15k in New Jers

1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender Wolfsburg – $15k in New Jersey

Happy Monday fans! So, the first Westy this week has a bit of a higher price tag, but I’m drawn to it for a few reasons.  This rig is a 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Wolfsburg Weekender with 126k original miles, stock 1.9L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission and is overall pretty much stock and original with the exception of a new stereo system, 16″ Mercedes CLK Wheels (nice!) and a new power steering rack.  The seller claims the van is 99.9% rust free and has been “babied” most of it’s life.  The auto check report shows a little funny business with an odometer reading, but I’m not sure what to make of it as it appears it could have been a mistake.  The van has lived in Ohio most of it’s life, but in more recent years has been in the New York area, and currently has Jersey plates.  The original tent canvas looks to be in good shape and the owner mentions something along the lines of it being recently “waterproofed”.   I think this Westy is worth at least $10k, with the current Buy It Now price of $15k being a bit on the high side. However, some things to consider here are: 126k miles, no rust, east coast and look at that perfect uncracked dashboard.   So, there’s likely someone out there that may be willing to drop $15k on this if it’s exactly what they’re looking for.  Go check it out in Princeton, New Jersey and/or make the seller an offer via eBay. eBay Link

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1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - $7,000 in Santa Cruz, CA

1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $7,000 in Santa Cruz, CA

Westfalia prices always seem higher in West Coast cities when compared to the rest of the country, that’s why I think this one is kind of a decent deal.  According to the seller there’s 219k miles on the body and only 42k miles on a rebuilt engine from Van Cafe. No mention if the kitchen appliances function properly, or how well. The tricky part is knowing how well the van runs and drives without being able to do a whole lot with it in it’s current state.  I wonder if you could hire someone from Van Cafe to come take a look at it for $200? I’m thinking, as it is described, a $1,000 to $2,000 investment would likely get this rig back up to decent driving shape, however there could always been a list of endless problems with any vehicle this old. A master cylinder with labor at a good shop will run you at least $400, resealing the gas tank and doing new fuel lines, probably another $400.  Then slowly work on the rust and body yourself with a grinder/sandpaper and some POR15.  Find it for sale in Santa Cruz, California with an asking price of only $7,000.  Craigslist Link

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