I swear I have seen this same van recently, but I can’t seem to find it on my site, so maybe it’s new, or I just haven’t written about it yet. Either way, here we go. What we’ve got up here for auction (eBay Link) in Portland, Oregon is a 1990 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with what is described as $31,000 worth of restoration work and only 5,400 miles since it was all done. I can’t believe someone puts a van like this up for auction and doesn’t provide specifics, you’re going to be answering a lot of emails, might as well just spill the beans? $31k is a lot of work, even with a new engine, new transmission, new paint job new suspension, new wheels, new tires, new tent, you’re probably still not at $31,000. It’s got the rebuilt stock 2.1L engine, rebuilt stock 4 speed manual transmission, A/C, power mirrors, manual windows (nice) and some really good looks. I’m going to email the seller and see if they’d like to add more details here. Auction ends May 27th, 2014.
It is legal(as long as you state that it has been replaced or reset), and sometimes due to the old odometer being broken, so they just replace it for functionality. It’s a good idea to look at VIN history and service records to see if you can estimate what the real mileage on the body is.
Thanks for following up on some of that stuff…thats a pretty big number invested. Quick question for you since you are the expert! How can you reset the odometer at 0? Is that even legal? Would they have to have paperwork that says the old one was at 100k before they reset it or do we just have to take their word on it?