This morning I got an email from Joe in Illinois about his 1991 Westy camper with only 27k original miles and thought it was worthy of posting. Though it's not for the feeble bank accounts, as he's asking $40k for it, and in many ways I think it's a reasonable asking price, only because I know there are people out there willing to cough up this kind of coin for a low mileage survivor like this. Comparably, there's a similar one on craigslist in Washington with 10k more miles and the seller is asking $45k. Here's the scoop; 1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper, stock everything, 27k verified original miles, automatic transmission, even the plastic sheeting is still on the steel stove cover, what? As I've mentioned before, I love the late model Westys without power windows and locks, so much less to go wrong on your adventure. In all honesty, this is one of the most showroom looking Westys I've seen in a while, every nook and cranny of this thing just looks flawless. If you'd like to do you own AutoCheck or Car Fax, the seller does provide the VIN (WV2ZB0252MH001069) and screen shots of their carfax report as well, included in their photobucket folder with 73 detailed photos. While Joe emailed me directly with the details, I also found it listed on The Samba Classifieds.
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While nice well sorted and cared for Syncros are out of most people's price range, here's what appears to be a clean specimen available in Reno, Nevada that showed up on the eBay auction block yesterday. This van is a 1986 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia Camper with 150k miles and roughly 14k miles on a rebuilt 2.1L engine. This two owner syncro started it's life in Oregon and was then purchased by it's current owner and moved to Nevada where it has lived since 2000. The seller states it's never been smoked in and has never been to Burning Man (major plus). If features a variety of upgrades and bells and whistles including a GoWesty Big Brake kit, Go Westy heavy duty suspension package, Old Man Emu shocks, recent full tune up, Atwood propane heater, Pioneer sound system, Viper alarm, no flop mirrors, Go Westy bumpers with swing out tire/gear carriers and some overall clean good looks. The fridge was removed for storage, but I'm guessing the rest of the kitchen works. The seller provided the VIN ( WV2ZB0250GG033318 ) and the title history looks to be in good order. Find it for sale on eBay with an asking price of $40k and a make an offer option. eBay Link… Read More About This Westy
Happy Monday everyone! Here's a seller submission that I received over the weekend I thought I'd share. This van is a 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia camper with 200k miles on the body and a fresh GoWesty 2.1L engine. This van is mostly original and stock with the exception of the tent canvas, engine, bed liner and wheels. The van currently resides in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and comes with an asking price of $40k. It was posted for sale on The Samba (link). Here are my thoughts.
"It's a pretty nice looking syncro Jeff. Here are my suggestions, especially since you live in a sparsely populated region, where even folks on the front range have to plan a whole day to come see your rig. 1. Provide a car fax or auto check report with the VIN. If you're trying to sell a niche vehicle for $40k, a $10 - $40 investment to show potential buyers it's got a clean recorded history with verifiable mileage will go a long ways. 2. Provide videos of it running, driving, the syncro working, etc. 3. Provide a line item detail of all the $$ you spend on it, and also if the engine is under the GoWesty warranty. Personally, I think $40k might be a little high mainly because it doesn't have any lockers or decouplers, has a dead fridge and is an '87. With that being said, there is likely someone somewhere that is willing to pay $40k for this, however being way out in Glenwood Springs (nice place by the way), you're far from even major airports. If this van were in, say SF, LA or Seattle, you might sell it quicker and with that price tag. If you're talking say low to mid $30s, then I think you'll get more bites. So, I think the main theme is here that you're way out in Glenwood Springs, so unless you find a local buyer, you're going to have to entice folks with a lower price to come out of their way. Just my suggestions. It's hard to put a price on these without actually seeing it in person and driving it. If it were me, I'd put a truck fridge in it and get new deep cycle batteries, detail it up really nice, take a couple of videos, get a VIN check to share, then try to set up a showing for interested parties in Denver over a weekend. Good luck!"… Read More About This Westy