1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $7k in Walnut Creek, CA

1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - $7k in Walnut Creek, CA

1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $7k in Walnut Creek, CA

Here’s a nice price on a ’84 Westy camper located in the Bay Area with a newer rebuilt engine.  This van is a 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with 180k miles on the body and only 5k miles on a rebuilt engine, brakes and tires. The seller states(and do the pictures) it does have some rust that needs attention, but overall doesn’t appear to be in horrible shape considering the asking price and a new engine.  No mention on whether or not the propane take or kitchen appliances work.  The pop top canvas needs replacing, however the top does come with two sets of Yakima wide body brackets, towers and bars. If you’re looking to get into a likely reliable Westy for under $10k in the Bay Area, this could be a good deal, you’ll just want to jump on that seam rust ASAP.  Find it for sale in Walnut Creek, CA with an asking price of $7k. Craigslist Link

  1. Disclosure: This is in no way presented as legal advice, just my personal opinions. I had never heard of this until today, very interesting, thanks for bringing it to my attention. It sounds like this is only the case with dealers. If you buy from a private party and they have title in hand, why would you have to disclose where you are planning to register the vehicle? It seems you could drive the vehicle away and take it to any state you want. If you’re trying to buy from a dealer, maybe there’s a way to hire a local trucking company to take the car 5 miles down the road and let you take it from there? However, I’d suggest you make sure not to get pulled over on the way out of California. Seems like a great specialty niche business for LA or the Bay Area, “will smuggle your car off the dealer lot for $100”. haha. While you might get some type of warranty out of buying a Westy off a dealer lot, you’re going to pay a lot less buying from a private party, and some engine swap/rebuild warranties are transferable anyways. I wish I could provide more help on this issue, however like I said, this is news to me. However, it doesn’t surprise me, as California has all kinds of silly tax issues. On that note, I’m kind of leaning towards this idea of breaking up California into Six States. I realize it will cause a lot of hardships for certain areas, but if handled properly, will likely be beneficial to all California residents in the long run. My main concern is the combined wealth of Silicon Valley, as it would likely come to rival Dubai as one of the most affluent places on earth.

  2. I see all sorts of California vehicles here. I understand that California collects its sales tax, or even a user tax, if the vehicle is sold and/or delivered in California. Add CA tax to home state sales tax at registration and that bargain loses its lustre. Perhaps you could explain how that works for us out-of-staters, and legit ways to avoid it.

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