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!
And for the record, the stickers don’t bother me 🙂
Ah, yes, the sticker you’re referring to is attached with a magnetic back, easily removed. 🙂
Hi, I’m the owner and I will say that the Westy is rust free; it’s one of the reasons we bought it and it’s been very well maintained. I will provide specifics to serious buyers who contact me. Also, if the window stickers are an issue, I can remove them (they are only on the glass, not the body, so easily removed).
I am extremely interested in this van. I am a paddler. I am about to start clinical rotations and am hoping to live out of a van during this for the next year and a half.
Thanks Bev! It appears there is at least one sticker on the body on the rear hatch? If your true 100% intent is to sell the vehicle, removing the stickers ASAP and taking new photos is your best bet. If you provide the VIN, you’ll definitely get more serious interest, and likely a higher sale price. Unless of of course there are issues with the title report?