Here’s another nice looking Weekender Westy for up for auction from TDI Motors in Bellevue, WA. This van is a 1986 VW Vanagon Westfalia Weekender with stock 2.1L engine, stock manual transmission, 98k original miles and some overall good looks. Some of the recent upgrades by the previous owner include newer 3 window tent canvas, newer upholstery (or swapped from another vanagon, they’re blue?), GoWesty front and rear bumpers with the rear hitch receiver, GoWesty 15″ wheels, custom wooden top bunk ladder, rhino lining around the rocker panels, newer muffler and what appears to be some type of power inverter and A/V hookup, though no details are provided on it’s function. They did provide the VIN ( WV2XB0254GH093801 ) and the Car Fax report shows what appears to be accurate mileage records and lifetime to living in Texas. Their website states an asking price of $17k, but there’s no known reserve price on the current eBay auction that ends on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 3:19pm PST. IT’s already seen 11 bids from 4 bidders with a current high bid of $6k. I think $17k is probably a tall order, but it is in nice shape with some quality upgrades. I think anything under $14k would be a steal and I expect the high bid to come in around there somewhere. eBay Link
I definitely haven’t posted every van of theirs, but I have posted many of them. I don’t like how they spam craigslist, and I’ve actually removed CL their listings from this page because their other vehicles (not Westys) were showing up for keyword searches for Westfalia.
However, I do like some of their Westys for a few reasons.
1. They always provide very good pictures
2. The vans are always nicely detailed (clean)
3. They always provide a CarFax report
4. They list them on eBay so I can generate advertising revenue by using eBay affiliate links.
I do find that their prices are often at least 20% above what I would call market value, however they do seem to be able to sell them, as it appears they’ve cycled though a lot of inventory over the past 6 months.
why do you keep on advertising for TDI Motors? I notice that every van they have for sale, you have always posted for them.
Do you think it should be a huge concern is the accident listed on the Carfax and does that sway buyers away like it kind of does me that the vehicle has an accident listed on it? Im trying to make a run at this vehicle. I agree with you it is in nice condition and everything else checks out on my list of things I care about when contemplating a purchase of one of these vans. This dealer seems to know their stuff and my thoughts are when buying a vehicle 30+ yrs of age, its probably more sound to have the dealer run thru the vehicle, have them have your back during the purchase to ease the scare of climbing into something like this. They give you a 90 day warranty after purchase. If the engince shows good compression I think 14-16 is a fair purchase price for this one. Under 14 would be a great deal!