1990 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper – $55k OBO – Seattle, WA

1990 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper - $55k OBO - Seattle, WA

1990 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper – $55k OBO – Seattle, WA

Has it really come down to this?  Mostly stock late model Syncro Westy Campers going for north of $50k? I get it, it’s a hard to find vehicle that continues to go up in price, however $55k for this one seems like a lot.  I have a friend who got a very similar one with less mileage for $35k a while back, and I thought that was a hefty sum.  Maybe this seller is just testing the waters to see what happens?  At any rate, here we go.  1990 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper with stock 2.1L engine (rebuilt 50k ago), stock manual transmission (recently overhauled), 178k miles on the clock, lots of new parts, kitchen appliances work and is for sale by the 2nd owner, according to the free Auto Check report on eBay which shows a clear title. It looks about a clean as they come (minus the kitchen) and all original with no or minimal rust.  For this type of asking price, there’s very minimal details provided. I just don’t get it. Show people you’re legit, buy a 2nd title report (CarFax, etc), scan some recent big ticket receipts, show pictures of the undercarriage. All of this would go such a long ways in getting close to that tall asking price. Will be very interesting to know what this actually sells for, if it does.   eBay Link

Have any thoughts on this Westy? Would you pay $55k? If not, what’s the magic price? Share your wisdom and rants in the comments below, or cruise on over to the individual discussions about this Westy Syncro on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+.

  1. I blame GoWesty a little bit 🙂 While their builds should and do command the high prices, it has the effect of distorting the market price perception, thus enabling people to offer their stock vehicles at crazy prices. Oh well…at this rate, it almost seems better to just go for a GoWesty.

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    Michael at

    Nice stock van. Agree on the lack of pics/detail. Probably intentional.

    The owner may be offering it high to establish market value. I’d expect to see the price drop based on what offers he/she gets. Lots of watchers, so there’s def interest.

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