Tis the season for Westyfalias, dang there have been quite a few on the market recently. I wish I had the time to write about all of them, but alas, day jobs pay the bills. So this eBay auction in Kingston, New Hampshire caught my eye today, and you may want to have a look as well. This specimen is a three owner 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with 30k miles on a professionally installed 2.5L Subaru engine, stock automatic transmission and 186k miles on the working odometer. The original white paint looks great, and the seller states that this van has lived the winters in a garage. The VIN is provided ( WV2ZB0251HH029385 ) along with the free eBay Auto Check report, which shows a clean title with no accidents or issues, though the last recorded odometer reading was in 1997 at 68k miles. If you’re cautius and considering this purchase, I’d suggest getting a Car Fax report or similar to verify the records here. With an asking price of only $20k, they’re definitely in the West Coast ball park for something like this, though it will be interesting to see what an East Coast buyer will pay?
Ben’s Place in Montreal, CA is said to have done the Subaru EJ25 engine swap, with a brand new engine as well, which the seller implies a $15k cost. Keep in mind California buyers may have trouble getting this past a smog shop or CARB referee, though if the KEP kit was used, you’re a step in the right direction. This van also saw a professional sound system install by the folks at Wicked CAS in Plaistow, NH, and Two Girls Upholstery in Kingston, NH did the new carpet. Other added bonuses include a couple of Go Westy favorites, including the Hemp 3 window tent canvas and new circuit board and LEDs for the dash. The van sits nicely on GoWesty 15″ wheels, comes with a front bra and wide variety of stickers, though mostly on the glass which is more easily removable.
The details lack any mention of the propane, stove, sink, water tank or fridge, and if/how well they may or may not function, so be sure to inquire about these. It looks like it’s the original paint, however I’d be sure to ask the seller, as well as check for rust underneath or behind the bra. There’s no actual pictures of the pop top tent either, which kind of surprises me considering they claim to have the nice hemp blend three window. It does appear to have “antique” status plates, so I’m not quite sure what that means in terms of miles driven per year, etc.
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