1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper $9,700 in Davis, CA

1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper $9,700 in Davis, CA

1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper $9,700 in Davis, CA

Here’s another camper that appears almost identical to the one I just posted about, however this one is stated to be an automatic.  Both of  these Westy have price tags that seem too good to be true.  This van is said to be a 1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with stock 2.1L engine, stock automatic transmission and 124k miles.  While there are not many other details provided, and the pictures are somewhat limited, this seems like a great deal if it’s legit.  Find it for sale in Davis, California with asking price of $9,700. Craigslist Link

  1. I actually talked to this guy on the phone twice and it was legit. He even put some money into it to fix a coolant leak, replace the catalytic converter, and smog it prior I finalizing the sell. Unfortunately I was number two and just missed out on it 🙁

    It is a good data point that you don’t have to way over pay to get a nice Westy though. Just have to be patient.

  2. Not to be a downer, but I’ve now responded to two ads (not this one in particular, and none from this site) with “price tags that seem too good to be true.” Both have turned out to be scams, and reasonably sophisticated. One scammer even dug up a name from the obits to cover the story of a bereaved widow selling their “little love bus” through her daughter – and the low price was because she wanted it done quickly as she couldn’t bear seeing it with her dear Charlie gone. Caveat emptor!

    If there is a third party involved as an agent…if the seller wants to use an escrow service that will send the docs…if there is “free delivery for full asking price”…if the ad is from a recently divorced single mom, a Marine being deployed, a widow/widower, an aged couple…if…if…Check deeply. See the machine in person. Don’t pay through an on-line service, and watch closely whether URLs match what you expect. And ask questions. I was assured one unit had its recently “recalled discombobulator” serviced to ensure it passed smog testing.

    Don’t be afraid of a deal “too good” getting away. You may have saved yourself thousands if it does.

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