Here’s what could be a fresh steal available in the desert south west that appeared on craigslist yesterday. This 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with only 3,000 miles on a rebuilt stock 1.9L engine and rebuilt stock 4 speed manual transmission. It’s definitely got some bumps and bruises, but also looks to have the original yellow paint, so you shouldn’t have to worry about anything being hidden by a sub par repaint. Aside from the motor and trans, in recent it’s also received new tires, fuel injection system , power steering pump & rack, water pump, gas tank seals & charcoal filter, catalytic converter and some other odds and ends. Find it for sale in Phoenix, AZ with an asking price of only $5,500. Craigslist Link
Potential Buyer Considerations : If the van runs and drives well, with no leaks, and the rebuilt engine and transmission are legit, you’ll likely never find a Westy like this for the money. It does have a ball hitch, so make sure to ask what the van is capable of towing (rather than what they towed with it). If they say anything larger a bike rack, be weary, as these engines are not designed to tow much at all.