1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper w/ 2.0L Tiico Engine – Auction in Denver, CO
Happy Monday Westy hunters! Starting off as an eight day eBay auction yesterday, this 1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper comes with a 2.0L VW Jetta engine with the Tiico conversion (74k miles), stock manual transmission and 187k miles on the chassis. This three owner Westy lived in New Mexico until 2005, then moved to Colorado with it's current owners. The free Auto Check report shows a relatively high score (32), clean title and the odometer is likely accurate. The photo set looks spectacular as it's recently seen fresh paint and was obviously well detailed and cared for.
The seller states the sink, fridge, stove and propane all function properly, and that the fridge will even still run on propane. Other amenities and upgrades include a three window tent canvas, a full length awning, 15" wheels, brand new Goodyear tires, dual batteries + 800 watt inverter, matching storage box for above the cab, tow bar with 2" receiver (seller says they used to tow a motorcycle) and all screens and tables.
As someone who is 6'4", I've never found sleeping upstairs to be comfortable. While not pictured, the seller states they are also on the tall side and created a bed extension, something I did with a piece of plywood once but now I've misplaced it, mainly because sleeping downstairs has always been more comfortable.
There's a little bit of rust showing above the drivers side wheel well on the inside, but considering this van has only been registered in New Mexico and Colorado, it likely doesn't have many rust issues. They did provide the VIN ( WV2ZB0252JH078309 ) so you can do some title check homework on your own if you'd like to verify the records found in the Auto Check report, maybe CarFax? Keep in mind it may prove difficult to register this Westy in California due to the engine conversion, though some Tiicos can pass smog when properly installed with all original components.
The auction ends on Monday, May 4th (star wars day) at 7pm PST. What do you think the highest bid will be? I'm thinking at least $22k. Let us know what you think in the comments below, or head on over to the individual posts about this Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ and share you wisdom there. eBay Link