Fully Restored 1982 Westfalia Diesel Camper – Auction In Morro Bay, California
This fully restored rig showed up on the eBay auction block about 4 hours ago and has caught my attention. It’s got a steep buy it now, but it’s a pretty nice custom looking low mileage job. This van is a 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with 52k original miles (possibly?) and a brand new 1.9L AAZ VW Diesel engine. The whole van has been recently painted, windows out, brand new seals, painted pop top, the whole 9 yards. It’s got an endless list of upgrades which make it look much newer than an ’82, including the headlights and bumpers, though the front seats are still the armrestless early 80’s style. The seller has a buy it now price of $27k, which in my opinion is a bit high, even for all the work that has been done. If the mileage is accurate, I’d say it’s worth at least $22k though. I’m not sure how much it’d be to bolt on the turbo, but it’s quite common with the 1.9AAZ and would give you quite a boost. There’s also a photo album with over 100 pictures here (link). I’m guessing their reserve price is at least $25k and we’ll probably see this van do a couple of rounds on craigslist and The Samba before it sells, though maybe not, it’s a damn fine looking rig. Check it out in Morro Bay, California with the auction ending on September 21st at 5pm PST. eBay Link
1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 2.0L Bostig Engine – $12,500
While not legal for those of us in California to register, I often wonder about these Bostig Engine conversions, as it seems like a rad idea. Basically, these guys built a kit for the Ford 2.0 Zetec engine, which there are many of, and endless cheap parts for. Earlier today someone posted this 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with 2.0L Bostig engine conversion with 20k miles on it for $12,500 in Salida, CO. No word on what kind of mileage is on the body, but it appears to be the original orange paint, but then it’s also got newer seats with arm rests (which didn’t come until ’85). The seller says the van is rust free and spent most of it’s life in Nevada. As an added bonus it also comes with a two bar Yakima roof rack set up and a Fiamma bike rack for the rear. Find it for sale in Salida, CO with an asking price of $12,500. Craigslist Link
1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $10k In Walnut Creek, CA
Fresh on craigslist about an hour ago is this 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with stock 1.9L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission, 127k original miles in it’s slightly faded original yellow paint. Not to be assuming, but Walnut Creek is a pretty nice place, and it’s often the case when you buy a Westy in a nice neighborhood, that the owners probably took care of it, and maybe even garaged it. Vs. say, buying a Westfalia from a Nigerian prince? Anyhow, Walnut Creek is right up the road from Bus Lab, where it is said to have been serviced (at least recently) and the purchase includes all service records for the past 12 years. This is stated to be a two family three owner rig, though no VIN has been provided. No word which/if kitchen appliances work, but it does come with new shoes and the original tent canvas is one of the better ones I’ve seen in a very long time, at least for this age of Westy. If this is all it is said to be and looks are not deceiving, this is probably a good deal and will be gone in a couple of days. I’m going to email the seller for more details. Check it out in Walnut Creek, California with an asking price of only $10k. Craigslist Link
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1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 2.2L Subaru Engine – $7,900 in Grass Valley, CA
I posted about this same Westy a few months ago(link), and it’s back again. I didn’t get a response from the seller the first time, alas I will reach out again. This van is a 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with a Subaru 2.2L engine, manual transmission, working kitchen appliances and a new stainless steel exhaust. No further details have been provided by the seller. It appeared for sale again on Craigslist (link) and The Samba (link) yesterday available in Grass Valley, California with an asking price of $7,900.
1983.5 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $5k in Seattle
UPDATED 9/12; This was purchased by a reader of WFS, see the comments below this post!
If this post is legit, this Westy has likely sold already, but you never know… Up on craigslist late last night is this 1983.5 (first water cooled) VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with stock 1.9L engine, stock manual transmission and unknown mileage. The seller provided just a few pictures and states there’s “no rust”. The pictures show the odometer reading 145k, no rear cushion, and possibly carpet over the rear bench seat. It’s got some dents and brusies, and could definitely use new pop top seals.Judging by the way the print on the headlight switch is worn, this van has likely seen more than 145k miles. I almost think this listing is a scam, however there’s some faint glow of hope in me that it’s real and someone’s going to get a nice deal today. I’m going to drop them an email and see if they respond. In the meantime, check it out on craigslist in Seattle, Washington with an asking price of only $5,000. Craigslist Link
1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper For Sale In Reno, NV $13,900
This Westy was posted a few days ago on craigslist and I’m just now getting around to mention it. This van is a 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with stock 2.1L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission and 175k miles on the clock. It appears to be all stock and original with minimal rust. The seller states that everything works(kitchen appliances, etc) except the rear wiper. They also claim someone wanted it delivered to Burning Man, but fearing it would suffer the wrath of playa dust, they just couldn’t allow their van to suffer that fate, even with cash in hand… So, now it can be yours to enjoy instead. The seller also provided the VIN so you can do some checking up for yourself (VIN WV2Z80253HH040890). In my opinion, the asking price is a little on the high side if the engine or transmission have never been rebuilt, however there might be someone out there willing to cough up $14k for this rig. I think $12k would be a more reasonable happy price considering a variety of factors including the faded paint, dents and thought while nicely stock, the drive train is probably all original too. Find it for sale in Reno, Nevada with an asking price of $13,900. Craigslist Link