1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction In Washington D.C.

1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction In Washington D.C.

1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper Auction In Washington D.C.

Fresh up on eBay is this 1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper with claims of over $40k invested since it was purchased by the 2nd and current owner.  The engine was rebuilt back in May and went from the original 2.1L to a 2.2L adding a little extra torque and horsepower, along with a professional transmission rebuild.  The odometer reads 164k miles and is likely accurate based on the provided Auto Check title report.  There’s a huge list of other updates which include; GoWesty progressive springs w/ Koni shock-absorbers, new steering rank, GoWesty steep bumpers, South African Grill and headlights, power inverter, 16″ Carat wheels, stainless steel exhaust and coolant lines, full body restoration, 3 window tent, Terrawagon fender flares and stainless screws and bolts everywhere.  It appears they did dump a bunch of time and money into this rig, but now due to moving overseas they must sell.  Most of these vans are found on the West Coast, however this one currently resides in Washington D.C.  The eBay auction ends on 11/13 at 5am PST. eBay Link

A Note To The Seller: You could probably sell this for more on the West Coast, but you know that 🙂  Nice rig.  You’d probably speed up the process if you listed the reserve price or a Buy It Now price. Not sure when you have to move, or if you have an “out” or somewhere to store it while you’re gone.

A Note To The Buyer: I guarantee the seller wants at least $30k for this van, if not $40k.  Be prepared for a bidding war, though I give it a 70% chance of it not hitting their reserve price.  However, if they’re forced to move soon, you never know what kind of deal you might be able to get.

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    Terence at

    I just saw an add today offering the same westy for CAD 15.5k.
    It seems that it quite strange that this very same van is going for much less. Is this a scam?

    Here’s the link

    • I saw the same van. Just heard back from the seller. I am starting to believe that it is. Some story of him being in Germany. If it is too good to be true…

  2. After 17 bids from 7 bidders, this sold for $25,100. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

  3. Seller states, frame off restoration. What????

    reserve at $20k, a realistic number and value. At $25k now, hope the winning buyer is not expecting more than the ad description.

    Proof of a professional paint restoration is in the actual work and how it looks afterwards with multiple close up pictures. Don’t assume the seller always knows what he is talking about when he just drops a van off to get repainted.

    I asked him if the windows were even removed prior to paint as it appears there is paint on the window seals. No reply. He even states ( van was not repainted at a body shop, but a restoration shop ).
    It’s not a proper full paint restoration unless all windows, pop top, all door seals, luggage rack , rear license plate, all lights, door handles , fuel doors, windshield washers, wiper arms, etc.. are all removed folks. A cheap $4000 paint job versus a $10,000 paint job. You get what you pay for. Always ask before you bid as this determines the value when a seller mentions that it was repainted.
    Did you notice the improper fitment of the luggage rack seal where it meets the pop top? , it’s way too long, so the pop top seal is not fully seated over the luggage rack( wind noise). Whoever installed that does not know what they were doing.
    I am not hating the van , just when you(seller) brag about how nice your westy is, it would be nice to see that it was at least matches your description.
    Bottom line , reserve is at $20k, it’s worth that.

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