’85 Westy Camper w/ 65k Original Miles – Auction in Longview, WA
Here's a great litmus test to see what Westy hunters in the PNW are willing to cough up for a early model survivor. I've got a soft spot for the '85 campers in UPS brown, because, well, that's my ride too. This beautiful specimen is a 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with stock 1.9L engine, stock manual transmission and only 65k original miles.
It's almost all bone stock with the exception of the new curtain hooks, KYB shocks and some required tune up items. The detailed set of photos show more or less a showroom condition Westy. Everything is said to work including AC, fridge (propane, battery and shore power), stove, sink, water tank, etc.
The seller claims they purchased this van from the original owners in Eugene, OR who could no longer drive the van. The seller is definitely a flipper or dealer, as they've used up all their free eBay Auto Check reports. However, they have 100% positive feedback, and with a creative name like germanautoarcheology, I'd say they could be pretty legit. The only minor drawbacks I see are
- The tent canvas is original, might have some tears, doesn't look major though.
- At one point there were rack mounts installed on the top, now they are filled in. Be sure to check for cracks in the top, as maybe that is why they were removed?
I'm honestly not sure what else to say about this van, it's a beautiful, unmolested blank canvas. The seller did provide the VIN ( wv2zb0259fh042723 ), so if you're serious, I'd be sure to check up on it with a CarFax report or similar. Since it's only had one owner, there may not be much to document the mileage, etc, but if you're going to drop $20k+, it's worth the investment.
The auction ends on Tuesday March 29th at 7pm PST. What do you think it's worth? I'm going to say it will fetch $21k, especially in this region. If you've got some insight, or you're going to see this rig, let us know in the comments below, or head on over the individual discussions about this Westy on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest and share your banter there!