1987 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper – Auction / $37k in Tacoma, WA
This Westy was up for sale in Los Angeles back in December (link), however it got some very negative reviewed from those that went to see it. Bad paint job, lots of rust, not as described really. However, it appears it was swooped up by the folks at Small Car in Tacoma, WA and now they've put it up for auction on eBay(link) with a Buy It Now of $36,900. I wonder what was done to it in the mean time? New exhaust, new pop top canvas, no Nokian tires and passed a full inspection check as far as what is described. This 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper has lived in Oregon, South Dakota and California and comes with a clean title and a very high Auto Check score of 46. It looks like it has one knob, which I'm guessing is a rear locker, but no details are provided in the listing.
I'm not sure if Small Car is selling this for a customer, or if it's actually theirs, but for a reputable business in this space, I wish they would take more/better pictures (undercarriage, seams, etc)and provide a longer description with service records, owner history, etc. You're selling a highly coveted syncro camper and expecting close to $40k, in my opinion you could be doing a much better job at "selling" this Westy. SeaTac is a relatively cheap airport to fly into from other areas of the US, and I'm sure this rig is catching eyeballs from all over.
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