1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – Auto / 138k – $8,500 in San Francisco, CA

1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper - Auto / 138k - $8,500 in San Francisco, CA

1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – Auto / 138k – $8,500 in San Francisco, CA

Fresh on the Bay Area craigslist a couple of hours ago is this 1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with stock rebuilt 2.1L engine, stock automatic transmission, 138k miles and appears to be mostly original and in decent shape. Any Westy like this for under $10k on the Central California coast will sell quickly. It’s recently passed smog, comes with new shoes and the only aftermarket addition I see are the Yakima wide body rack tabs (set of 4) on the pop top.  Questionables? There’s no VIN provided, no pictures of the undercarriage or seams, no pictures of the pop top canvas and no word on if or how well the kitchen equipment functions.  The seller states it will however have a brand new windshield when they’re ready to sign over the title.  Swoop it up in Burlingame, California for only $8,500. Craigslist Link

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  1. $8500 just means they won’t wait 3 mos to sell for 10k, that’s decent money for a 89 Vanagon with some needs including a tune up. But yeah, it might get a sale for 10 grand too.

    • Kenny, check out the comments below. It was relisted for $12,500 and sold the same day 🙂

      • 12500 seems high. People do get high though 😉

  2. Sold

  3. Whoops, should have read: According to Buslab it just needed a major tune-up. Tune-up was done. Dang auto correct.

  4. I’m the owner of this car. I’m re-listing it at what I feel is market value and a fair price. I mad a few errors. The car didn’t have an engine rebuild. According to Buslab it just needs a major tune-up (about $600).
    After multiple offers of well over the asking price, I feel a fair price is $12.5

    Here’s the new ad:

    Automatic transmission, 2.1 l engine
    Full Camper with refrigerator, sink, propane stove, tables, swivel passenger captain’s seat, utility hook-up, privacy curtains, Yakima racks and the pop-top. Sleeps four comfortably.
    Good tires, all papers in order, recently smog tested and passed. New Battery. Racks.

    This is a great van. Lot’s of fun. It has been well maintained and is in great mechanical condition. That said, she’s 26 years old and has a few minor dents and dings. Currently the front window has a crack from a flying rock. Also, even though the Westfalia is in great mechanical shape it’s old and a little beat up. 🙂 I’ve photographed some of the blemishes. The fiberglass pop-top has some visible patchwork done to it (Paint faded off the repairs). Works perfect though. It’s not showroom quality by any stretch of the imagination, but has good bones.
    Kids are grown up and the van is rarely driven. If you want to go camping, this is a great camper.

    Link is here: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/4889897538.html

  5. Reply
    Dr Paul at

    Seller pulled the ad,
    too many calls/offers so he realized his mistake.

    asking price is about $10K to low.
    They are going to ‘research’ prices and relist.


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