NICE! 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $14,900 in Noe Valley, CA

NICE! 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper -  $14,900 in Noe Valley,

NICE! 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper – $14,900 in Noe Valley, CA

So many nice looking Westys went up on the market over the past few days.  Here’s another!  Check out this 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper in original orange (ok, “assuan brown”) paint with stock rebuilt 1.9L engine, manual transmission and 244k well cared for miles.  I love when folks go into proper detail when posting their vans, and this is one of those for sure. Just add a VIN, a title report and a video of it running/driving/etc and you’ve gone the full distance. Here’s the short version of the long post…. Clean title, CA smog cert in hand, registration good through Nov 2015, no rust, new pieces in the last while include: clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, brake master cylinder, front/rear brake pads/shoes, head gasket, water pump, cooling fan, distributor, CV joints, battery, ball joints, tie rods and other odds and ends.  The fridge, stove, sink and propane tank all work flawlessly, both original tables, original curtains and screens, and a aux battery to run your toys.  Many will say $14,900 for a 250k mile 1984 mostly stock Westy is a bit high, but the photos show why, and in this region, it will probably sell in less than a week.  Find it for sale in the SF Bay Area (Noe Valley). Craigslist Link

Be sure to ask the owners how much it can tow, if they say anything more than a bike rack, be wary of the engine, as these are not designed to tow much, and this one has a nice looking ball hitch on it.  Also, it comes with 4 Yakima wide body rack tabs on the pop top.  Be sure to check for stress cracks around these, and this can happen if they are not installed perfectly or have been overloaded. Other than that, this looks like a great rig!

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  1. I know this all to well. I make sure to start my GTI 16v weekly (10 min idle at least, usually 20), even though I bike commute, just to keep it running well. 15 yrs later of ownership, it’s still tip top.
    But 14 grand is a lot for an 84 Westy. There’s 85’s in great shape, 100k, minor work needed for under 8 grand around.
    Just my thoughts. I’m sure it’s a really nice specimen worth considering for over 8k. Perhaps closer to 10 grand.
    I’m partial to orange, too 🙂

  2. Just wanted to respond to Kenny’s comment as I am the owner of this van. Please feel free to disagree or comment.

    I believe that making a decision on a Westfalia based on total mileage alone is a very poor buying strategy. For a 30 year old vehicle there are so many other factors that are more important, really making the overall mileage irrelevant. Ask yourself how the van has been maintained over those 30 years. Has it been sitting for an extended time? Has it been driven on a regular basis? Has it been driven in snowy/salty roads, etc. Has the engine been replaced?

    In my experience, older VWs want to be driven regularly…..let ’em sit too long and things start acting up. The only way to really access the value of a Westy is to look at it in person and take it for a test drive. You can only convey so much in an ad.


  3. 2 aspects that makes 14k suspect: it’s an 84. The chassis has 244k. I’d hold out.

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