This specimen is a 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper that was originally the UPS brown color (like mine) that has since been painted a bright/lime green color with black bedliner around the rocker panels. It reported has just under 100k miles and comes with the stock (possibly original) 1.9L engine and manual transmission. The seller states that it has been garaged since new and they are the 3rd owner. Aside from the pain, rack, window tint, spot lights and tent canvas it appears to be mostly original and is said to be rust free. The dash, pop top, interior, engine bay and everything else look to be very clean and well cared for. I think the main drawback is honestly the massive sticker job. In fact, this is how I got my Westy for so cheap, no one wanted it because it was covered in stickers, inside and out. However this one appears to be mainly on the rear hatch window and hopefully wouldn’t be too hard of job to remove. $15k is a tall order for a mechanically original 1985 Westy in the south east, though if they did a real $5k+ windows out paint job and there’s no rust, and the title checks out, you might have a sweet find here. The sellers state they are rock climbers and are moving up to a full sized travel trailer. Check it out in Atlanta, Georgia. Craigslist Link – The Samba Link
If I was interested in this Westy, I’d find out how much they spent on the paint job (receipts), get all the records, get the VIN and do a Car Fax check and make sure the mileage is accurate. Do you have any thoughts or words of wisdom in regards to this find? Share in the comments below, or head on over to the discussion on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ and rant away!