1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Syncro Tubro Diesel High Top - Auction in New Jersey

1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Syncro Tubro Diesel High Top – Auction in New Jersey

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OK, so this is odd.  First we get this imported turbo diesel syncro up for sale/auction in New Jersey, now there’s an almost identical high top version for sale by the same seller?  I’m confused. The auction for the earlier one, said no reserve, closed at $32k, but then was relisted on The Samba for $44k.  At any rate, I need to get a hold of this seller and see what the full scoop is here.  This new van is a 1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia syncro 1.6L turbo diesel high top with 43k original miles and a clean title (VIN WV2ZZZ25ZKG087122) with “spotless” CarFax and AutoCheck reports, which are not provided.  Since a 1989 passes the 25 year rule, I guess it isn’t too hard to get these shipped over from Europe and registered in the US.  For starters this van is the Club Joker model with every option available. It’s got an extra big turbo with an intercooler, central and rear locking diff (I guess this means you can’t independently lock the front?), big brake kit, front and rear skid plates, big bumpers, South African grill and headlight kit, coach battery, Hella lights on a bull bar, tire carrier with extra jerry can and all kinds of other bells and whistles. You’ll want to upgrade the old school stereo head unit though. The auction ends Sunday October 26th and 5:45pm PST. eBay Link / Photobucket Link

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1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - $8k In Ballard, WA

1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $8k In Ballard, WA

No many details are provided with this listing, however judging by the pictures, limited description and asking price, this could be a worth find for the North West.  This van is a 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with stock 1.9L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission, clean title, a bit of visible rust, but some overall pretty good looks considering the sub $10k price.  The seller does say it was repainted, but no further details than that.  No mileage records, no VIN, no word if the kitchen equipment works. It’s all kind of a mystery. I’m going to reach out and see if they can provide more details here. Find it for sale in Ballard, Washington with an asking price of $8,000. Craigslist Link

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1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 2.2L Subaru & New Paint - $1

1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 2.2L Subaru & New Paint – $17,900 in Sacramento, CA

Here’s a sweet looking deal for Central California.  Posted on craigslist last night is this 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with a fresh coat of paint and a 2.2L Subaru engine.  There’s no stated mileage, but the owner did provide the VIN WV2ZB0254FH042340 so you can do your homework on AutoCheck or CarFax.  It’s got a newer 3 window tent canvas, 50k or a rebuilt manual transmission, stainless exhaust and new catalytic converter, new radiator and a new battery. It also has a tow hitch, but didn’t mention what the used it for.  Bikes, OK.  Boat? No so ok.  There’s no side photo to show how much sag it may or may not have in the rear.  Considering there are 20 photos and no side shot, I’m a bit worried.  There’s no mention of whether or not the sink, stove, fridge or propane tank work, or how well.  There’s also a dash cover so we’re not sure how weather the original dash is either.  However, I think the key points here are new paint & a Subaru 2.2L engine (CA Legal) for under $20k in California.  A good Subaru conversion is $14k, a good paint job is at least $4k- $6k.  Check it out for sale in Sacramento with an asking price of $17,900.  Craigslist Link – The Samba Link

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1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper -$12,900 in Cocoa Beach, Florid

1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper -$12,900 in Cocoa Beach, Florida

aHere’s a nice looking find in the south east for your Sunday morning.  Posted yesterday on craigslist is this 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with only 100k original miles.  Aside from a fresh new coat of red paint and a new tent canvas, this van is all original.  It features the stock 2.1L engine, stock automatic transmission and power windows. I think this was the first year of the power windows, and they are know to be a PITA, so I guess you might want to beware of those, and learn how to fix them.  The seller also doesn’t state if the sink, stove and fridge work, or how well they work.  The seller did provide the VIN so you can do a lookup (WV2ZB0259HH011944) and see what the scoop is here.  As long as there were not any serious rust issues that were no properly addressed before the new paint, this could be a good find for the right person.  Price could be argued that it’s a bit high, but with only 100k original miles, someone will probably swoop this up soon.  Find it for sale in Cocoa Beach, Florida with an asking price of $12,900. Craigslist Link

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1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - $13,900 in Seattle, WA

1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $13,900 in Seattle, WA

I don’t think I’ve seen this one for sale in recently months, nor do I recognize it.  Up on craigslist just a few hours ago is this 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with a rebuilt stock 2.1L engine (18k miles on it), stock 4 speed manual transmission, new front suspension, gas tank reseal, new fuel lines and hoses, new GoWesty 3 window tent, full length awning and no A/C.  No mention if the sink/stove/fridge work, or how well and they only provided two pictures.  The actual mileage on the body isn’t stated, but I’d say that’s the original blue paint and it has fared well over the years.  I think that’s almost a fair asking price if the van is completely clean and legit, with no leaks or structural rust.  Anything under $12k would likely be a steal.  Find it for sale in the Seattle / Tacoma, Washington area with an asking price of $13,900.  Craigslist Link

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1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction in Bellevue, WA

1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction in Bellevue, WA

This 1991 Westy is oddly similar to the 1990 I wrote about back in June from the same seller(link).  This van is a 1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with a clean title, 209k miles on the body, 15k miles on a rebuilt transmission, no fridge, and a custom coleman propane kit for the stove(which sounds kind of neat). Since 2010 it has received new paint, new undercoating, master cylinder, front wheel bearings, new front and rear brakes, tie rod ends, water pump, valve cover gasket and passenger side cv boot. I’m thinking if this van is all it’s said to be, it will likely fetch between $17k and $20k from the right buyer.  There’s a free CarFax report linked from their website that shows this rigs history, originally from Florida, then to Oregon, but spent the past five years in Hawaii. You can check out the title report here. It’s up on eBay with the auction ending on Thursday, October 23rd at 2:14PM PST. eBay Link

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