Updated 4/25 at 1:48 pm – See seller comments below the post...
Happy Friday Westy hunters! If you haven’t seen this odd listing that popped up late last night on eBay, here’s the scoop. 1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with stock 2.1L engine, stock manual transmission and 104k miles. According to the free Auto Check report on eBay, it was the victim of a minor accident in 2006 in Glendale, CA, but not details were provided. The seller states it’s the original paint, but if the accident was enough to land on the title history report, it’s likely got some fresh paint somewhere. The VIN is ( WV2ZB0256LG122868 ) in case you want to do a Car Fax or similar title report to back in up.
Where is the Westy located? It appears this seller wen to great lengths to hide their actual location, though it does state they will deliver it on the West Coast. The title history shows it’s lived in Southern California most of it’s life. But come on, who does this? Not even a “available for pick up in Los Angeles area”. Maybe it belongs to Burt Reynolds or something… eBay Link
While this does look like a well cared for low mileage Westy Camper of final US vintage, you gotta chuckle at some of these quotes…
“You are VIEWING THE BEST 1991 Westfalia CAMPER selling here or anywhere”
Well, where in fact is “here”?
“Manual / (4) speed Manual / Hardest to find!!!”
ummm. I’d say more than half of the Westys I see for sale are manual.
“as it was the last year they were made”
They were made well after this, just not brought to the United States
It appears this is the fully loaded version with A/C, cruise, power locks, power mirrors, power windows. While power stuff is nice, the windows and locks can be a huge pain if they break when you’re on a trip in the middle of nowhere. The seller shares that it’s received brake work, new tint, newer Bluetooth/CD player, keyless alarm/remote and the fridge & stove have been serviced and are functional. There’s also a recent receipt from Hi Tec in LA that shows some common vanagon front end and muffler work performed to the tune of $3,500 just last year, fresh ball joints and bushings are a nice bonus. Some other things I noticed…
- Big speakers under the rear bench seat, my Westy has some nice 6x9s and an amp here, but they do take up a lot of space.
- There appear to be a repaired crack in the middle of the front bumper, maybe the accident from ’06?
- The fuse box cover appears to be missing.
- No mention if the two tables still exist.
If everything in this Westy works flawlessly, it doesn’t leak, doesn’t get too hot and everything stated is legit, they’ll sell this for at least $20k by the time the weekend is though, unless it’s in some desolate remote location no one can get to, or if it’s a Nigerian prince. Though in defense of this, they have had an eBay account since 2002 with 25 feedbacks. Definitely don’t send this guy/girl any money sight unseen. My suggestion to the seller? Set up a “showing” somewhere this weekend in a big open parking lot where prospects can come view and test drive, this way you don’t have to disclose the location of what appears to be a very nice residence 🙂