Updated 11/30! (see comments below post)
Looking for a Black Friday weekend special on a Westy? If this find is 100% legit, $16k is a more than reasonable asking price. Posted just a couple of hours ago on craigslist is this 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with a 108k miles on the body and a fresh 2.2L Subaru engine conversion. The seller provided the VIN, 24 photos and minimal text details in their criagslist ad, but in this case pictures speak a thousand words. It’s even got all the filter and belt part numbers written on top of the engine lid in sharpie. I’m gonna say it, this looks almost too good to be true. A Westy like this in California (that is CARB compliant) would sell for well north of $20k. There’s no word on if or how well the propane tank and kitchen appliances work, though there is a picture with a thermometer in the fridge at 30F. To top it all off it’s got freshly mounted 15″ or 16″ GW Wheels and Michelin Defender tires.
A Note To Potential Buyers: Call and make sure they are legit, Do a VIN check somewhere like CarFax, if all of this checks out, go see it now and be prepared to buy it, as it won’t last long. Find it out who did the Subaru conversion, and if it used the proper components to pass smog is all 50 states. Do a check underneath for more signs of rust. It does look like it has some early stages of seam rust, so that will need to be addressed.
A Note To The Seller: Why?