Here’s a nice looking orange 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper up for auction (ends May 10th) on eBay in Gresham, OR with a Buy It Now price of $16,000. It appears to be for sale by a dealer/shop that goes by the name of Choice Automotive. The van has 216k miles on the body, 80k miles on what appear to be a VW Jetta 2.0 engine, coupled with the stock 4 speed manual transmission. The listing states that the van has recently received new timing belt, new exhaust, cold air intake, new clutch, new tires, new shocks, new bearings, new control arm bushings and new alternator. The pop top tent appears to be original and has some minor repairs, but is in good shape. The seller also states there is 0 rust, which definitely adds some value here. There’s no specifics on the engine conversion, which would help with the pricing a bit. Was the engine fully rebuilt when installed? Or was it installed recently and had 80k miles on it already? While the Portland area can fetch high prices for nice Westy’s, a reserve price on this auction closer to$14,000 would make it a bit more appealing. eBay Link
On a side note, this same seller has a crazy Mercedes Unimog Turbo Diesel truck for sale as well. eBay Link
After 40 bids from 7 bidders, someone lucky got away with this Westy for only $12,800.
The engine had 75000 miles on it before the transplant was done. Additional work like timing belt and water pump, etc done at the same time. Approximately 5000 miles since the transplant.
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The reserve is set lower than you might think on the WESTY. $14000 would get it done!
Enticing 🙂 Anything else you can share with us on the engine conversion? Or other specifics?