1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Wolfsburg Camper – 146k Miles – $8,500 in Virginia

1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Wolfsburg Camper - 146k Miles - $8,500

1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Wolfsburg Camper - 146k Miles - $8,500

This ones already been up on craigslist for a few days, but thought it was worthy of mentioning today as the looks, mileage and price seem like a decent deal.  This van is a 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with the Wolfsburg trim, stock 1.9L engine, stock 4 speed manual transmission and a reported 146k miles. The four pictures shared of this van show the original two tone paint job, clean interior, original curtains and a missing hubcap.  The seller states the fridge and stove work "perfectly", which is rather rare for an '84, even with under 200k miles. On the West Coast this same rig would likely sell for well north of $12k, and quite quickly at that.  According to the details, the current owner bought it for her husband as a gift, but he doesn't seem to have the time to use it, so they're selling. Craigslist Link

Some things I like about this Westy?  Well, '84's didn't come with arm rests, unless it was a Wolfsburg.  The paint looks pretty good for its age.

Some things I'd check on.  No VIN supplied, no way to check actual title history for records and mileage accuracy.  It looks like it has the pain in the ass factory A/C that blows on the back of your head from above the rear seats.  Does it work?  The pop top seals look a bit wonky, but might be fine. The side mirrors are likely in "full flop" mode and need to be replaced or upgraded (see the sag?).

What do you think this Westy is worth?  Tell us in the comments below, or head on over to the posts about this van on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ and share your wisdom there!

5 thoughts on “1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Wolfsburg Camper – 146k Miles – $8,500 in Virginia

  1. I thought you had me there Brett, but after some research, I’m correct on the arm rests. Per the GoWesty site. “From 1980-84, these seats were equipped with “horse hair” pads and did not have arm rests. In 1984 Wolfsburg edition models—and all 1985 and newer models—the seats were extensively redesigned, and they featured high-density foam in place of the “horse hair” pad and dual arm rests.”

    I’m going to call them as I see them, and I always email/offer the seller to add more details, answer questions, elaborate, etc. It’s all part of the fun I guess 🙂

    • Sorry if I sounded harsh on you, Mike on your comments regarding this westy. But I stand firm regarding my 1984 Vw vanagon GL Westphalia. It is not a Wolfsburg and it has the seats with the front folding armrests, dual color headrests, tan on front, brown on back. No tachometer, two tone paint, rear wiper. Built in November 83. 96k miles. Same color combo as the one I’d the ad. Mine is all original 100%. Engine, transmission, paint, only the windshield has been replaced.

  2. Man! Do me a favor and stop ripping peoples vans for sale. You’re knitpicking this ride on all these small items but one in particular. My 84 Vanagon same color combo is not a Wolfsburg but it has the armrests on the seats, and its bone stock, no tach, no disk wheel covers. Be careful what you say so you do not confuse people. Also, this ride was listed for sale and taken off over 6 weeks ago. I’d worry more why it didn’t sell the first time if it was such a good deal.

    • I thought you had me there Brett, but after some research, I’m correct on the arm rests. Per the GoWesty site….

      “From 1980-84, these seats were equipped with “horse hair” pads and did not have arm rests. In 1984 Wolfsburg edition models—and all 1985 and newer models—the seats were extensively redesigned, and they featured high-density foam in place of the “horse hair” pad and dual arm rests.”

      I’m going to call them as I see them, and I always email/offer the seller to add more details, answer questions, elaborate, etc. It’s all part of the fun I guess 🙂


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