1983 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 108k Miles – Auction in Kirkland, WA

1983 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 108k Miles - Auction in Krikland, WA

1983 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 108k Miles – Auction in Krikland, WA

This Westy was originally up for sale on eBay last month and ended at $11,300 with 63 bids from 9 bidders.  For whatever reason, the sale didn’t go through and the van was listed again, with an auction end date of Monday, August 17th at 11:46am PST.  This van is a 1983 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with a stock 1.9L engine, stock manual transmission, and a reportedly 108k original miles. The seller did provide the VIN ( WV2zb0253dh114139 ) so you can go dig up the full scoop over at CarFax.  The seller describes it as a well cared for and mostly stock, though let the pictures do most of the talking, 16 of them in fact.

As far as I can tell this thing is almost 100% stock with the exception of the stereo and possibly the wheels.  The seller went to great lengths to have it detailed up nicely, so I’m surprised it only fetched $11k last time.  Aside from what appears to be a paint discoloration from a likely body repair on the drivers side rear section, it looks impeccable  The original tent canvas is in great shape, the dash is in excellent shape, the upholstery, the pop top seals, everything looks great.  The seller does state it has had an undercarriage coating since new, however they didn’t post any pictures of what it looks like underneath.

If everything works, there’s no rust, it runs and drives well, etc, I think this is worth at least $13k in the Pacific north west.  What do you think the high bid will be on Monday? Let us know in the comments below, or head on over to the individual posts about this Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google + and share your thoughts there.

  1. After 48 bids from 12 bidders, it ended at only $9,400. Even with some issues, it could be a nice rig at that price.

  2. Most of the 10k plus models are 1986+ with those miles in the PNW. 13k for an 83 is serious money.

    • Caution must be exercised. EBay is a dumping ground for clean cars that need serious money to fix them. Looks nice and $10-$11k not unreasonable, but the first transition year waterboxers were the most trouble.

  3. Pictures of the underside would be great, rust is a concern

  4. the seller is a used car salesman. He needs to put this fact on his ad. Look at his feedback, he exaggerates his description. He had the van sold a while back on Ebay ,the buyer wisely made an excuse to get out of it.

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