Happy Friday Westy hunters. Anyone in the south east looking for a good deal? This 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender just showed up on craigslist not far from New Orleans with an asking price of $4,500. The listing states it comes with a 2.1L engine, though the 2.1L wasn’t introduced until 1986. Considering they state the mileage as 69,000, it may be what they estimate is on the engine, not what’s on the odometer. The automatic transmission is generally less desirable with enthusiasts, though I think it makes these easier to drive for friends, family, etc. The pictures show a well cared for, detailed and sorted Westy Weekender clean throughout with all original pieces and whatnots attached. It looks like it may have been resprayed or treated around the rocker panels and lower seams. Air conditioning parts are all there, though the owner says it needs at least a recharge as they’ve never used it. This good looking rig has also recently seen the following upgrades; battery, clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, clutch slave, brake rotors / pads, rear wheel bearings, temperature sensors, all fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulator, timing adjusted, new gas filter, rotor, cap & plugs. Craigslist Link
If this van were for sale locally, or on the west coast, it would sell for more than double this in a day. The south east? We’ll see. What do you think it’s worth? Tell us in the comments below, or head on over to the individual posts about this van on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google +.
I’d be willing to put money on it that it’s a flood vehicle from Katrina. That’s why it priced so low and the seats are recovered and the dash cluster is different. You have to be very careful with vehicles that come out of LA that were there for Katrina. They sent a lot of those vehicles up my way after Katrina (New England) and people bought them for nothing money and changed out the engine and shampooed the interior and flipped them or drove em.
Seller finally contacted me after 2 weeks, I spoke with her about it and its been in the shop for months needing brakes, tires, tune up, now a battery? So I said im still interested and she offered to take newer pictures of it at shop and send. 2 days later I sent a message reminding her of the pics and she responds its sold. Whatever.
I ran a Carfax, said it had 133k miles way back in 2003, it has lived in NY,AK in the 90’s and Louisiana since early 2000 as we all know LA was considered a flood zone state. Check it out thoroughly if you even consider it in person.
Wrong gauge cluster (all 85s had TACHS), its a standard (look at the photos) all the seats have been recovered (why on so a LOW mileage Vanagon). So mileage not accurate, transmission not accurate, engine size not accurate (that’s a 1.9 in the photo) and seems too cheap. If its too good to be true. It is. Be careful out there!
First clue was new clutch, p plate and throw out bearing. lol
Tires in good shape, have plenty more miles. Then read the last statement, needs 4 tires. LOL!