1986 VW Vanagon Westfalia Full Camper w/ Audi 2.0 Motor, New Auto Trans, White Wrap & More – Buy It Now $24,900
This van was listed on eBay a few days ago and it’s cleanliness keeps catching my eye as I peruse listings, so I thought it was worthy of mention today. Located it Provo, Utah, this aesthetically pleasing specimen is a 1986 VW Vanagon Westfalia full camper with; New 3 window tent, new syncro lift and suspension, new interior door and side panels with sound dampening, a microwave (replaced the fridge), inverter, South African grill and the original brown paint is covered in a professional custom-designed white vehicle wrap.. The powerplant is a 2.0L Audi N/A motor coupled with a automatic transmission, both have less than 2,000 miles on them, with the odometer reading 131k. While I’m not a fan of of automatics, my main reason is they tend to go out quicker than manuals, but if it’s a new one (with a more powerful motor), then I might consider it. When is a Syncro not a Syncro? When it only has the suspension package the 4WD decal, like this one. While someone was a bit over zealous with the labeling, it does still have some gusto, and the seller says they’ll remove it upon request. Maybe it just needs a GoWesty positraction differential (link)? There’s no mention of what the reserve price might be, but there is a Buy It Now price of $24,900. For $20k, this could be a sweet ride. The auction ends on March 9th at 6:30pm PST, unless someone swoops on the Buy It Now. Also, I’m not an engine expert, so be sure this motor will pass in your state of registration or residence. This thread (link) on TheSamba might have some insights.
Hey fellas. I bought this Vanagon off ebay. I flew from Florida to Utah to pick it up. Unfortunately the fella who sold it to me took advantage of my kind nature and novice ignorance. Two days later in route back to Florida and in “middle of now where” Utah. I was stranded on the side of the road with a melted engine. He put lots of lipstick on this pig. Bottom line, 10k in total expenses including a new engine, repaired AC, cooling lines, tires, a month later and a foot in my own ass…I was back in Florida. I LOVE my Vanagon now…and feel like it’s worth the 35k I have in it. Sigh…what choice did I have?
Sold for $24,900, hope it works out well for the new owner!
Yeah, it’s kind of weird, I’ve never seen/heard about someone doing one on a classic or older car. If there was 0 rust, it might be cool way to preserve the body, however I wonder how much it weights? Likely more than a coat of nice paint I presume? According to what I’ve read, this van has sold.
Great site! BTW, I wondered about the vinyl covering over the paint. It looks fantastic, but is that something that will last? Is that kind of covering durable? I have no experience with this.