1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia Conversion Auction in Anaheim, CA

1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia Conversion Auction in Anaheim, CA

1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia Conversion Auction in Anaheim, CA

Here’s another interesting specimen for sale that even comes with it’s own website, Vanagon.me.  This van original came as a tin top Vanagon and at some point a Westfalia pop top was added, along with a custom small kitchen set up. I’d call it a weekender, but it doesn’t have the same cabinet setup as a weekender, but I guess it’s really a 1988 VW Vanagon to Westfalia Conversion?  eBay Link

The seller goes into some details and has current showing set up that have been taking place, with the schedule looking like this.

Anaheim: All day Wednesday 3/18 and Saturday 3/21.
Venice Beach: Thursday afternoon and evening 3/19.
Santa Barbara: Friday afternoon and evening 3/20.

There’s a plethora of details listed on both eBay and the website, but all in all, this could likely be a very low priced Westy that runs, though could use some significant love.  Find a way to get it for $7k or $8k, make sure you’ve got another $4k – $6k in backup to do things like front end bushings, a solar trickle charger to combat the parasitic battery leak, find a way to make the top bunk usable if it isn’t already, get it a nice tune up, reseal the fuel tank and lines and still have some backup in case it needs engine or transmission work.  This Westy will need some love, but sounds like it runs and drives well as is.  The seller does provide the VIN ( wv2yb0255jh005933 ) and the free Auto Check report shows a clean title with only a few owners, with the van living in Colorado and California for most of it’s life.  The official eBay auction ends on Saturday March 21st at 8pm.  eBay Link

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  1. Thanks for posting my van. I just got her out of the shop today and replaced the upper control arm bushings. No more squeal!
    Dropped the fuel tank about six months ago and had it completely resealed.
    The van has a deep cycle battery under the driver’s seat hooked up to a 1000w inverter, and both batteries have fast hookups for the battery tender that’s selling along with the van.

    She’s running really great now. I’ll miss her!

    What a great website.

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