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  1. My wife and have very mixed feelings and thoughts about selling our Westy but believe now the time is right.
    It is perhaps 98% original – inside and out. Always garaged and lightly used. The first owner did a few things but we have kept it pretty much as we got it in 1994.

    We appreciate any suggestions and responses from followers of this site.

  2. I am the owner of a 1985 Westfalia Wolfsburg Weekender.
    Automatic Transmission.
    Interior is all original.
    1.9L Original engine approx. 180,000 miles. New radiator and fuel lines.
    15″ M/S tires.

    This vehicle is all pretty much original!

    I have no idea what to value it at.

    1982 Volkswagon Vanagon Westfalia Camper VIN#: WV2ZA0254CH111719
    I’ve owned this sweetie 15 years and sadly have to sell her
    Runs Strong, the engine rebuilt about 20k miles ago
    New transmission installed last month 300 miles ago
    the dead speedometer reads 121K but I estimate 160K
    interior is in great condition
    exterior has some minor dents.
    *AC cabinet is complete and included but is removed from van so my 6’3 self could see out the back window.

  4. Restored 1985 Westfalia Wolfsburg
    Subaru Engine   
    Price: $39900

    Engine: Low mileage (116k) 1994 Subaru Legacy donor car
    While engine was out it was completely refreshed with all new belts, seals, water pump, timing belt, thermostat, oil change and filter.

    Conversion kit: California smog legal Kennedy adaption kit. New crossmember, adapter plate, high torque gear reduction starter, catalytic converter, muffler, stainless steel exhaust, stainless steel coolant pipes to the front, gas tank dropped and resealed, radiator, Small Car wire harness conversion, and new clutch kit. There is a new check engine light wired to the dash for ease of reading the codes without a mechanic.

    Van comes with a box of receipts. Bus Lab inspected and all recommend repairs completed.

    Mechanically Mint with only 6000 miles on new conversion.

    Interior is in excellent condition. Working propane stove and sink. Laminate is in excellent condition. Has the Wolfsburg package.

    5 upgraded 15 inch GoWesty rims and new properly rated Nokian tires

    Paint has been touched up and is in excellent condition

    New Go Westy solar system purchase and installed

    Interior LED kit from van café

    New Kenwood deck with 4 upgraded speakers 75w

    3 window tent upgraded with all new seals

    New ac/dc truck fridge, block off place, cabinet with space on bottom with accessories, matching laminate and fridge door laminate, and installation

    12v deep cycle 170 amp hour golf cart battery, battery solenoid, upgraded 8 gauge wire, battery box, tie down straps, custom installation next to water tank, core charge, and hook up all accessories to 2nd battery

    110 volt 1100 watt inverter custom mounted under the fridge with only the face showing. wired to the second battery

    upgraded headlight system to South African grill and upgraded bulbs with new relays wired in

    Propex heater custom mounted under the fridge with controls wired to the rear so you can adjust the heater while at the lower bunk area.

    Dual usb auxiliary ports and normal port custom mounted to stove face wired to 2nd battery

    Custom front Air Conditioning and heating with new heater core mounted to the front dash with new vent tubes. (Vanagon never had front ac) All new condenser, compressor, ac lines, receiver dryer, Freon, and customized dash. All computer controlled. No more cables that break

    Rocky mountain under the seat lockable storage safe

    Current CA smog and registration

  5. I am selling my beloved Westy. I bought it in 2012 (@199,900 miles) for adventures with my young son, we had the BEST of times and made wonderful memories. Current odometer 205,545, We put less than 6k miles on it. Time for a new owner to enjoy as much as we have! (kid grew up and onto other things:)
    $29000 obo. Serious inquires only please.

    For more: (and photos): see:

    The van has a brand new engine with only 700 miles on it. It runs perfectly. This Westy has a new lease on life and many great years ahead of it!

    2300cc GOWESTY Engine. 9:0:1 Compression Radio, +++ See: Installed 2013, 700 miles.
    New coolant system – from GOWESTY, installed same time as engine, by Fred’s Garage in Redwood City: my go to mechanic who has performed all of my work.
    New (when I bought Van) 16″ alloy wheel and Michelin tire package (less than 6kmiles)
    GoWesty front and real steel plate bumpers
    3-sp automatic transmission
    New battery (3 months)
    BRAND NEW Pop Top, installed in December
    Flamma F45ti Awning, 10 feet, Blue Ocean Fabric (From GoWesty, iinstalled in 2012 by Fred’s Garage)
    Upper Bunk Ladder
    Two rear seatbelts (I added/installed(@Fred’s) right side)
    Windshield Cover and Window Screens
    ArcHaus Side Tent (see: for use with side door or rear tailgate.
    Custom installed ALPINE Stereo with High Output Speakers, Subwoofer, BlueTooth, Pandora, Handsfree Mic +: (installed in 2014)
    New carpet in rear and front
    Center console
    Original Dark Grey metallic paint in very good addition. A few small spots need to be filled. I have the Vanagon specific color spot paint.
    Power lock brakes, power steering, power front windows
    Gray velour interior – super clean, no tears or stains
    Custom made draperies. Awesome. Also have the original drapes.
    Passed Cal smog test @registration in Oct 2016.
    Fridge Elimination Kit [Vanagon Westfalia Camper] (Color: Gray): In box. Uninstalled. Will create more storage space (I never used Fridge, prefer cooler). Fridge is in working condition, as is stove, faucet…however I haven’t used them.

    Full Gallery and Details:

  6. I Have A 1990 Vw westfalia Syncro w/ 1.8T 2005 Audi Engine conversion for sale for 55,000. It has many upgrades including:
    4 wheel Drive shaft Decoupler
    Anti-Theft control
    Locking rear diff
    Fox shocks adjustable suspension oil shocks
    Go Westy Taller Spring kit
    Rebuilt Tranny with taller 3rd and 4th gears
    Extra Propane tank
    Propex Rv Heater w/ thermostat
    1100 watt power invertor
    2 aux deep cycle marine batteries
    “Truck Fridge” 12v Rv refrigerator
    15″ steel wheels with bfg at tires
    High powered headlight kit
    Bluetooth cd/mp3 player
    Tinted windows with California seals
    Thule roof racks with pop top assist struts installled
    Power windows/doors/mirrors
    Scan Gauge OBD & turbo boost gauge

  7. Hi. Would love to post my Westy for sale here. Thanks!

    1983 Vanagon Westfalia — water cooled
    Water cooled; 1.9 liter 4 speed manual transmission
    Full camper (sleeps four)
    One owner – well cared for very good condition
    140,000 original highway only miles
    Only 40,000 miles on new Waterboxer engine
    Go Westy 16 inch aluminum wheel upgrade; brand new rear tires.
    Go Westy high power headlight upgrade
    Newer “VW Silver” paint — some minor rust spots
    Very clean interior, all original curtains, manuals, and accessories; beds in excellent shape; pop-up works perfectly;
    Includes tow hitch and bike rack
    Note: propane tank, refrigerator, stove, water faucet & basin – these items have never been used, so they are essentially brand new, but will need refurbishment due to non-use.
    $13,950 OBO — serious inquiries only

  8. 1982 VW Vanagon Campmobile

    Guinea Blue
    4 Speed Manual Transmission
    Full Camper (Sleeps 4)
    1.9 Liter
    Rear Wheel Drive
    17 MPG city estimate
    22 MPG highway estimate

    Rebuilt Engine
    Rebuilt Transmission
    New Brakes
    New Tires
    New Stereo System and Speakers (Takes AM/FM, Aux, Bluetooth & CD) & Handsfree phone

    Total put into car over past 2 years: $10,519

  9. For Sale: 1985 VW Vanagon Campmobile $19,000
    Odometer: 197,000 miles. Westfalia full camper minus refrigerator. No rust or dents. No A/C
    • 1994 Subaru EJ22 Engine conversion, approximately 60K miles on engine
    • 15 in. alloy wheels, front spoiler
    • Rectangular headlights with relays
    • CD / amp and rear speakers
    • Starter relay, recent paint

    • Steering rack, power steering pump, fuel pump
    • All brake and clutch hydraulics
    • CV Joints, radiator and hoses, shocks all around
    • Aluminum fuel tank
    • Battery

    Propane stove, water tank , sink, no refrigerator, accessory battery
    Top and bottom bunks, tent canvas and screen in good shape
    Skylight, new tent window screen, retractable table

    • Colgan Bra
    • Fiamma, vehicle specific bike rack
    • Yakima roof rack bars

    VIN NO. VV2ZB025XFH028183

  10. Looking to sell an 86 Weekender. 200K miles, yet in remarkably good shape. Time to replace the engine (original – runs well enough) Smog cert is a problem. Tent is torn. Interior in good shape. 2 small rust spots. Pop-top is in good shape – no damage. Added larger wheels from GoWesty. Rides nicely on the highway.

  11. Monica Grigoleit

    1995 Eurovan Winnebago Camper for sale $17,500
    97,800 freeway miles, always garage, one owner, recent 30 point inspection, 5 cylinder, automatic, tow package, gas cook top, sink, refrigerator, furnace, shower, 120 volt outlets, extra set of rims with studded snows, middle bench seat and front bra.
    Full maintenance records. See add on craigslist:

  12. VW – Kombi volkswagen Bus – 1973 Yellow old.

    Its in excellent shape, both inside, outside and motor, eletric and aligner. It is really impeccable with a new motor!

    Follow the details about the kombi:
    – 1973
    – disc brake
    – new leather seat
    – new motor 15000
    – new paint
    – new tires
    – new wheels

    The Kombi is in Brazil and the cost of the shipping is not included.

    More information and pictures:

  13. 1984 Westfalia for sale. Has been in our family for 32 years. It has $122,520 miles on it. This is a Wolfsburg edition. Very clean interior and all amenities are in good working condition. We have many of the maintenance records from over the years.

  14. Good condition westy with lots of upgrades:
    2.2L subaru engine with Rocky Mountain Westy kit
    Go Westy 16″ wheels and upgraded suspension
    T3 anti-roll bar
    All new bushings, bearings, cv joints, and ball joints
    Rebuilt Automatic transmission
    Reman power steering rack
    Fridge eliminated
    Solar System
    New canvas tent with pneumatic assist
    Upgraded headlights
    Land Rover mirrors (no flop)
    Van located in Brandon, MB. $20,000 USD obo

  15. This Westy is running awesome! I am continually amazed. Full Westfalia Camper with 4 wheel drive syncro. It has rear locker and granny gear, goes anywhere. The motor was rebuilt 17,000 miles ago and just breaking in. I have kept most everything stock. Always repaired when needed.

    This comes with 1969 Honda CT90 that also runs great, with 4 high and 4 low gears that easily attaches to the rear of the van.

    Check out pictures, ask questions, come take it for a test drive.

    email, call or text Craig 650.714.3971

  16. 1985 VW Westfalia for sale by first and only owner. Purchased new from VW dealer in Santa Fe, NM. 15″ alloy wheels. 60,000 miles on 2.0 liter VW Tiico engine conversion by Jim & Jeb @ F.A.S.T. in Santa Fe. Interior photos taken today – these are ORIGINAL upholstery, carpet, seats, rear deck pad, dash, and curtains. Call Robert or email at 206 250-1412 or
    24 photos on craigslist ad :

  17. We’ve owned and loved our 1984 Volkswagen Westfalia Wolfsburg Edition (manual, watercooled) since 2002 and sadly, it’s time to find it a new home.

    This is a great van in good physical condition and excellent driving condition. Some of the features that makes this Westy stand out include: a new Tico engine (33,000 miles), removable center bench, dual batteries, all appliances work, and rebuilt transmission (2005) and front suspension (2014).

    For more information, please see our ads at:

  18. Hi Mike – long story short but all information on my website below.
    Thoughts are welcome.

    I sell my very nice Camper because of family reasons – asking $42,000

    Vanagon 87 Camper – 2WD – Manual – GoWesty 2.2 still warranty and many many new/rebuild parts and custom wood interior.
    Located in South Floria

    Runs great, shifts great, many working upgrades – I believe that’s what you want from a Van and “Scotty” looks great. Here Is why !

    My Website:

    please look on MY website or all information and images:

    thesamba Website:

  19. Selling our 1982 Westy Vanagon diesel- runs great, and we had our VW mechanic fix everything he could think of to fix, but I think my husband threw out the ticket…grr. We bought it as a prepper vehicle to drive to South America but the laws in Ecuador prevent people from registering cars over 10 years old, so we have to sell it so it doesn’t sit here and die. Wasn’t sure how to price it. It is mechanically sound and clean, but there is some rust and fading, and the furniture is stripped out. To me the diesel 0-60mph in two days thing is not an issue and actually I have no need to speed. Really, we bought it for the cool old German old school engineering and the possibility to switch to veg oil. Not to mention the what-if there’s an EMP and all the speedy modern cars won’t start… We have a little over $4000 into it so I’m asking $4500. What do you think. Here’s the listing.

  20. Selling our beloved Westy.

    210,000 miles
    Rebuilt engine
    Body and interior in good condition.
    All camping equipment (refrigerator, sink, stove) works well.
    Almost all interior accessories and features are original
    Pop-top and canvas in good shape

    Special items we installed include:
    – Excellent sound system (Infinity Kappa speakers in the back and Alpine SPR-60 speakers in the front, Bluetooth Pioneer receiver)
    – Remote controlled multicolor led lights all around interior
    – Custom-made, non-obtrusive central console, with cup holder and a large drawer that can hold tons of things.
    – Accessory battery with brand new deep cycle battery top of the line (Odyssey) and switch to operate sound system when key is out of ignition

    Mechanical works done since 2013
    New Alternator
    New Belt
    New Muffler & Pipe
    New Head Gasket
    New Thermostat
    New water pump and cooling system
    New Battery & wiring
    New Mass Air Flow Boot
    New O2 sensor
    New Catalytic Converter
    New Exhaust Pipe Front and Rear
    New Ball joint
    New L/R Front Brake Caliper
    New Brake system and master cylinder
    Engin rebuilt
    New CV Boot
    New Clutch
    New Radiator


  21. Letting go of my restored 1985 VW Westfalia Weekender.

    Just dropped the price to $16.5K. This is a nice, nice, well running, EXTREMELY clean van (as an example – dropped the dash, basically polished the sheet metal, washed the vent hoses with Simple Clean, cracked open, cleaned, and rebuilt the blower box w resistor relocation).

    Mike – I’d be happy to provide more pics of the rebuilt bits (new fuel tank, springs/suspension, relocated blower resistor, red LED dash lights, custom rear LED lighting, custom curtains and mattress) if you’re interested in a write up.

    Thanks for looking! And best of luck to every one else selling or buying!


    • Nice Tom! Sorry to see you have to sell it. Do you have California title and Kennedy sticker on it? I know the 2.5 can sometimes pass here, depending. If I have time this week I’ll give it a write up.

  22. Beloved Westy for sale – camper van with pop up top. READY TO HIT THE ROAD! Just stock it with supplies and be on your way!

    Automatic transmission and engine runs great. Recently painted, new window seals and new bra. GoWesty 16 inch alloy wheels and Michelin HydroEdge tires. GoWesty carpets and mats. GoWesty new pop-up canvas tent with 3 screened windows. GoWesty propane tank and regulator kit. GoWesty windsheild cover and window screens – great for privacy while camping. Replaced all four seat belts and receivers. Premium sound Sony receiver with remote and iPod jack, and new speakers.

    I’ve taken great care of this vehicle and have had major repairs done including new catalytic converter, water pump, brakes, ECU, KYB shocks, cooling system, and full tune-up. Stove and sink work perfectly. Fridge was removed along with A/C. I am including a full size cooler that plugs into lighter.

  23. 1982 VW Westfalia with 2001 Subaru WRX EJ 2.0T Turbo engine, 220hp with a Kennedy adapter kit and stage 2 clutch, Link ECU program, new VW transmission, stainless steel coolant line, new radiator w/ fan, intercooler.
    Interior very good shape, driver and passenger seats entirely reupholstered. Original paint, with a scrape on passenger side. Engine swap done by MAC engineering, Mesa, AZ.

  24. 1991 Westy for sale in Austin TX

    See full posting with photos on craigslist:

    1991 VM Vanagon Westfalia. Body has 348,459 miles, but has a new engine (< 1000 miles on it) with maintenance records to verify. A transaxle was installed only 28k miles ago, so the transmission is also still good. Overall it's in great shape and will provide camping and road-trip fun for a long time to come!

    $18k or best offer

  25. Hey All! Hoping we can get someone interested in this:


    White Exterior, Beige Interior
    108,000 Miles
    4-Speed Manual
    4 Cylinder
    2 Wheel Drive
    AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player
    Functioning Toilet and Refrigerator
    Power Locks/Windows
    Pop-Up Top Feature
    A/C Non Functioning

    Single Owner Volkswagen Vanagon maintained by professional mechanic for 27 years, meticulously cared for and never involved in any accidents. Vehicle is in good working condition with the exception of non-functioning A/C unit which needs repair/replacement.

    Recently serviced at Halsey Automotive specializing in classic Volkswagen vehicles in Portland, OR, certified “Ready to Sell” in Good Condition.

  26. 1986 Westfalia Wolfsburg Full camper /”Goldfinger” 76,000 original miles. Sonoma County, Ca. New paint, 16″ GoWesty Alloy wheels and tires, inverter, 3M protective front film, lift assist, custom sheep skins seat covers, tinted windows, blue tooth, etc.. A real head turner. 20K or OBO.

    • Nice looking Westy Tom! I’d suggest seeing what the eBay market would bring, even if you set a very high reserve price, you’ll know what others are willing to pay for it when the auction ends.

  27. Want a westy so bad it hurts, but fixing my financials so I can afford one without eating ramen for the rest of my life.

    In the meantime I search daily for the best Westies around, this site obviously being a hub for all of that looking and cannot thank our benefactor enough for this site.

    To that end I discovered a westy locally that a guy is selling, found it on TheSamba, and though he has all but naught on his ad (sadly) I went and looked at the rig, top/bottom/inside and out… This thing is in amazing condition, no rust to speak of… anywhere. Aftermarket bumpers, new grey 3-window GW poptop tent. New GW hookup boxes and equipment (From what I could tell.) The LP tank is in perfect condition, and honestly looks brand new. It’s got the black VW emblem on the front.

    OH! and the one thing the ad does mention is the 88k on its engine.

    At any rate, I only wish I could afford to get a loan for anywhere near what he’s asking for it, but as I cannot my policy so far has been to spread the love on westy finds so when it comes time to be able to buy my own I find some good karma in it.

    Here’s the ad:

    • oh yeah… forgot to mention when I spoke to him on the phone he mentioned he’d put 17″ wheels on it and a lift kit.

      And I can confirm both those things, it’s pretty great looking.

  28. Hi,

    I’m selling my MB Westfalia James Cook on ebay. I only see them for sale in the US about 3x/yr.

    Perhaps one of your readers would be interested.

  29. 1982 Volkswagen Westfalia $8000 CDN located in Vancouver, BC
    I have a very rare 1982 Volkswagen Westfalia with an 2.0 ABA VW conversion in excellent condition. This westy has been very well maintainted and has almost no rust. It has approximately 250Kms, Bamboo Yellow, newly re-upholstered interior. 4 spd, fridge, stove, water pump and holding tanks. All the maintenance was done within the last 6 months including a completely rebuilt motor. Ready for Camping!

    Features:1982 Volkswagen Westfalia

    2.0 8V ABA Inline 4 Cylinder CIS Conversion
    1994 OBD1 ABA 2.0L
    Forged Internals
    Neuspeed Throttle Body
    Port matched Intake
    Schrick HC272 Performance Camshaft
    Adjustable Cam Timing Gear
    Custom Mandrel Bent Intake Tube
    Custom Silicone Intake Joints and Clamps
    Techtonics Tuning High Performance Lifter Kit
    Techtonics Tuning Cam Seal
    Techtonics Tuning Upgraded Valve Cover Gasket Kit
    New 8V distributor with Techonics Tuning ABA drive gear
    New ABA MLS Multi Layer Steel Head Gasket (Techtonics Tuning)
    Techtonics Tuning spacer ring for the distributor
    Techtonics Tuning crank breather block off plate
    New ABA Breather Gasket
    New Crankshaft Seal
    New Crankshaft Main Seal
    New camshaft Seal
    New intermediate shaft seal
    New intermediate shaft flange o-ring
    New intake manifold gasket
    New low and high pressure oil pressure switches
    New exhaust manifolds gaskets
    New exhaust studs
    New exhaust Nuts
    New valve seals
    New Head Bolts (Techtonics Tuning)
    New Timing Belt (Techtonics Tuning)
    New Timing Belt Tensioner (Techtonics Tuning)
    New Rubber Oil Pan Gasket (Techtonics Tuning)
    New ABA block radiator hose
    New Water pump
    New Sachs cluctch (Bus Depot)
    New Sachs Pressure Plate (Bus Depot)
    New Pressure Plate Mounting Bolts (Techtonics Tuning)
    New Pilot/input shaft bearing
    New Input shaft Seal
    Re-pressed oil slinger (behind input shaft seal)
    Rebuilt Shifter Linkage Front
    Rebuilt Shifter Linkage Rear
    Redline GL4 Transmission Fluid
    Repacked rear axles CV joints
    Flushed coolant system
    Lucas 5/30 Oil
    New Oil Filter
    New Viton Injector Rings
    New Bosch 4038 Ignition Rotor
    New Bosch 3212 Distributor Cap
    NGK BP6ET Triple Electrode Spark Plugs
    New Fuel Filter
    New Bosch Fuel Pump
    New Oem fuel pump relay
    Go Westy Fuel filter upgrade Kit
    New Valve Seals
    New K&N re-useable Air Filter
    Ported Air Box
    New Heater Fan Switch
    New Oil Pressure Sending Unit
    New Oil Pressure Gauge
    New Water Temp Gauge
    New Battery Charge Gauge
    12V Auxilary Battery System with Charging Selection Switch
    New 12V system Wiring with Power Ground Distribution Center
    New Rear Led Courtesy Light
    Alpine 400 Watt Amplifier
    Sony MP3 and Ipod Interface Stereo
    JL Audio Band pass subwoofer
    JL Audio door and ceiling speakers
    Tundra 1000 Watt Inverter system for 110 V Power
    Led Exterior Lighting System w/remote control
    Yakima Roof Racks
    New Laminate Flooring
    Folding CRV center console with cup holder
    Wheels: 2005 CLK500 Staggered wheels
    Rear 17X8.5 ET37 with 245/40/17 Tires
    Front 17X7.5 ET30 with 225/45/17 Tires
    T3 Technologies Front 5mm hubcentric Spacers
    T3 Technologies extended lug bolt and press in stud kit
    T3 Technologies Whiteline anti-roll bar Bushings
    T3 Technologies Whiteline Drop Link Bushings
    Fk Automotive clear lens headlights
    H4 80/100 Bulbs
    Brakes 80% front and rear

  30. hi there – I literally just bought this awesome 1969 westy but my circumstances in life have changed (bought a house without a garage and moved states) and can’t keep it 🙁 could you let me know what other information you think is important to include on my posting. thanks so much!

  31. I am selling my 1987 Westfalia Camper Van. Water cooled. Under 8000 miles on rebuilt German engine.

    In great shape. Asking $12,500 or best offer.

    In Southwest Wisconsin.

  32. Please disregard request of 3/27 to promote my Westy in San Diego.
    Sold to second viewer. MUST have listed it too low !!

    Good luck on your site !

  33. Hi. I and my family own volkswagen transporter 1987 T2 westfalia camper van. We live in Lithuania Europe. Camper ir looking for a new owner. It’s very nice and technically preserved, needs interior restoration but not much spoiled.
    Maybe you are interested in this vehicle or maybe you know someone who would be or a site where I could post it 🙂

    Thank you

  34. I have 1990 westy might want to sell south east. I have potential buyer but want opinion on value or best avenue to sell to max$$. It has about 126,000 miles on it and I can send details and photo


  35. Hi

    I have a 1988 Westfalia camper for sale. LINK It has 62,000 miles on the original engine. It belonged to my parents who bought it at 36,000 miles in 1996. It has not been driven much as you can see. I have records since they purchased it.

    I just had it inspected at the Bus Lab in Berkeley. I’ve also just done a lot of work on it (as you can see in the ad)

    I have it at a lot in Berkeley California. They handle showings, test drives, sign out for mechanical check overs and let me know when there is a buyer.

    Please le tme know what you think, and post it if you can


  36. Westy scam on Phoenix Craigslist.

    Just heard back from seller

    -too good of price
    – van not available for inspection
    – ad in Phoenix. Van in Utah
    – free shipping?? Not trackable
    – ad mentions ebay buyer protection. Van listed on craigslist

    Reply from seller


    Glad you are interested in my 1990 Volkswagen Westfalia. The camper has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, and has not been involved in any accidents. It only has 105,000 miles on it and the title is clear. I bought it when I was serving at Hill Air Force Base, Utah but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for a 2 year period, so I do not want to let it rot in my backyard and therefore need a fast and reliable buyer. The camper is already at our Department of Logistics at Hill Air Force Base, Utah crated and ready to go. The shipping will be free for you because I will transport it using the internal transport system we have here at the Department of Logistics! The DoL will deliver the camper to the nearest Air Force Base from your area and from there I will use a tow-truck to have it delivered to your door. The whole shipping process will take 4-6 days. The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means you will have a 5 day inspection period before committing to buy the camper.In this way, both you and I are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction. I would really like to get at least $9500 so if you are interested in making this purchase in a timely manner email me your: full name and shipping address, so I can inform eBay that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive the invoice. Then you will be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know .

    For more pics please get back to me as soon as possible!

    Thank you,

    Lt. Angela Flangan

  37. I need an experienced Vanagon camper enthusiast to buy my 1990 Vanagon GL full camper with nearly 200,000 miles. It has the original engine which I am told now has leaky cylinder head gaskets. It is a daily driver for me but everything I do is within a 5 mile radius of my house and mostly I walk or ride a bike.
    I don’t want to sell this to somebody who does not know what they are getting themselves into. While this is a functional vehicle and camper it definitely needs some TLC and is a good candidate for restoration.
    I bought it here in Albuquerque in 2006 with 145,000 miles for $7500 and I am ready to let it go for $3500.
    Email me at and I’ll send some pics and answer questions.

  38. I don’t have one for sale, but am looking for one as daily driver and for roadtrip in the summer I’m on the fence to buy this 82 diesel. It’s well-cared for with carfax report, 2nd owner very kind people and trustworthy. The only problem: At 11k mileage it may need major work soon. I read that 82 diesel is underpowered however test driving it, we could go 65mph on freeway, so I didn’t feel it’s a deal breaker. What do you think about the likelyhood of rebuilt work, and the asking price?

    Secondly I just saw this 78 bus $6500 What do you think about the condition/value?

    I’m in Florida. Again my goal is a daily driver, with the ability to go on a month long roadtrip up north. This will be my first VW and manual, but have lived in a 24ft class c motorhome full time. Myself can Not do any restore or repair work will have to rely on a mechanic shop.

    • I’m not that knowledgeable when it comes to anything air cooled or pre 1980. However that 82 diesel looks like a good deal, especially if it’s rust free, accurate mileage and clean title. It will be slowwww…. But might get upwards of 25mpg on the why(compared to 19ish with a gas wbx). That van would sell for $13k+ in California.


    The Wolfsburg Weekender features an open and roomy interior, with a fold-out table, a plug-in fridge that doubles as a bench, seating for 6, sleeping for 4 (two on the fold out bench seat and two in the poptop), and ample room to cook and hang out with friends and family. Mechanically, almost every core component of this van was replaced or rebuilt during its first 100k miles of operation by the original owner. He purchased the van for $14744 in 1985 and put in an additional ~$15k of work over the next 100k miles, primarily at the dealer, including a rebuilt engine from Volkswagen at ~98k. All records are available. Purchased from a friend who bought it from original owner. ~85% highway driving for camping trips. The van has been extremely reliable, only routine maintenance has been required and it runs well.

    VIN WV2XB0251FH099134

    Standard Features from Volkswagen of America
    1.9 L fuel-injected engine
    4 speed manual transmission
    Rear engine, rear wheel drive
    Power disc/drum brakes
    185 R14 tires
    Electric rear window defogger
    Tinted glass (note: very lightly tinted)
    Halogen headlamps
    Vent window
    Rear seat heater
    Clothes locker and 3-drawer closet
    Privacy curtains
    Cushion on engine compartment
    Removable rear screen for hatch door
    Fluorescent interior light
    Front seat with armrests
    Multi step rust protection (note: after 27 years there is rust).

    “Wolfsburg Limited Edition III” Features
    Pop up roof with double bed
    Cushioned seat behind drivers seat with underseat storage
    3-seater rear bench folding to bed with underseat storage
    Removable 110/12 volt ice box
    Second 12 volt battery
    Folding side table, integrated into side panel
    Cupholders for passengers in rear
    Corduroy upholstery
    Black window moldings
    Sliding windows with screens
    Roof storage area

    • Hi Michelle! Very nice looking Westy you have there. $24k might be kind of a tall order, though it is a very clean and well kept looking van. In order to get the highest offer out of this, here’s what I’d do. Take pictures of the undercarriage and suspension, upload a youtube video of the engine starting, running and driving, and do a drive by with someone standing on the side of the road with a video camera. Supply the VIN and order a title check from CarFax and Auto Check. Good luck!

  40. 2000 Winnebago Rialta on a Volkswagen Eurovan Chassis

    85k miles
    Automatic Transmission
    Full Shower, Sink, Toilet, Onan Generator w/ 60 hours
    Kitchen has a sink, 3 burner stove, microwave, Water heater
    Clean Title, No Accidents, No Rust
    No odors, Non Smoking Vehicle
    Asking $21,950

    Located in Los Feliz area of Los Angeles California

    Please contact for info or pictures also check it out on

  41. Hi,

    I don’t actually have Westfalias at present but have something quite similar and would like to market them in the US. We import right hand drive Mitsubishi Delicas and Toyota Hiaces from Japan and would like to use your platform to advertise them in the US. We have finally managed to import some here to Canada that are eligible for the US market. Not sure if you would have any objection to advertising delicas as opposed to vw westfalia. If you check our webpage here at, you would be able to get a sense of what we deal with. Thanks in advance


  42. Howard Gallagher

    Hi Folks, my wife just emailed this link to me and I want to thank you for it. We are in midcoast Maine and am looking for a good used Westie for sale to take south this winter. Will be looking over your links and be in touch. Thanks Again Howard

  43. Hello,

    The folks at MULE in Issaquah Washington suggested I contact you.

    I am a dealer of wheelchair vans and have been in various aspects of the auto industry for 35 years. I am one of 5 in my family (beginning in 1953) who have operated in the industry in areas ranging from body shops and parts stores, to dealerships, to auctions and repair shops. I was very fortunate to acquire an 83 Westy a couple of years ago with intentions of paying to have it restored, because I have LOVED westys since I was a kid. I am now strongly considering selling it because my life goals and desires have changed. This is a VERY unique van, for several reasons:

    * I bought it from original owner and still have the original title (the van title has been in my dealership files, never changed into our name here) and so in some regard it is still a “one owner”.
    * desirable light blue color and largely original paint
    * very low original miles of apx 75k
    * was bought new at Hollywood VW in L.A. and was in that area until a couple of years ago when I brought it to Medford
    * have the original purchase contract
    * have original manuals and keys
    * bone dry, zero rust or beginnings or rust
    * no major accidents and is still apx 60% original paint
    * has auto and A/C (I realize some folks don’t want this, but for a city or traffic cruiser…awesome)
    * has never been disassembled, customized, modified or messed with
    * elements such as canvas, sink, stove, cabinets, refer, etc, etc. are very nice
    * has no body issues other than small dings, scratches, etc. But no dents, scrapes, notable damage

    It has a fully toasted motor of some sort of internal nature which I am unclear about as I am not a mechanic, but the shop I use daily has told me the motor is toast . Mechanic presumes the trans is fine. It is a fantastic restoration candidate as it is intact, not wrecked, not rusted, not missing parts, not a mess in any way. However, it does need to be functionally and cosmetically restored to whatever level a person desires.

    If this is of interest to your business or one of your customers, please feel free to contact me

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  45. 1989 Westfalia Vanagon Camper Van,
    Pictures at :
    2.1 liter flat 4/ 175,000 miles/ rebuilt 30,000 miles ago.
    A 3-window pop-top tent, 3-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, power door locks (front only), front and rear intermittent wipers, air conditioning and a snap-on screen for the sliding door.
    And it already has many Go West options:
    16″ Tires & Wheels
    South African Mud Flaps
    Bilstein Shock Absorbers
    Dual LP Tanks
    Second Battery Kit
    High Powered Headlight Upgrade
    Headlight Protectors
    Fiamma F45 Deluxe Awning
    OEM South African Leather Steering Wheel
    2″ Receiver Hitch
    Pioneer in-dash CD/MP3 player

    $ 20,000.

  46. 1985 Vanagon for sale this van has been well maintained driven little and I have worked through many of the issues that these vans run into due to their age. It has South African Rims and has upgraded 2″ lift springs and rides better than any other van I have been in. New fuel tank, rear heater core, radiator and hoses, propane tank, bumpers and custom tire carrier are powder coated brown to match interior brown, interior is a 8 of 10 (no tears). Exterior has two dents and is defiantly the reason for the lower price. The van has some unique things like power windows mirrors and a third row slide in seat.

  47. Hi, I am unhappily selling my 1990 VW Vanagon full camper, 2nd owner, and my circumstances are on the same line as the first owner. I would appreciate any guidance in this process, I have not done this before.
    Thamk you
    Carolyn Ulrich

    • Patrick Mountain

      There are lots of places to list your rig, including Go Westy, eBay, and the Samba, and of course CraigsList. As a viewer myself looking for a camper just like yours, the more photos the better! Show the bed folded out, show the odometer, shoot down the side so folks can see that it’s not been hit. Consider doing an iPhone tour & uploading to YouTube. Look at descriptions on for examples of how detailed you can/should get. Mileage, auto or manual, any and all part replacements. etc, etc. A ’91 should run between $14K and $21K. NadaGuides, KellyBluebook and sadly don’t help much. But looking at the Samba will give you a good idea of what to ask.

      Hope this helps!

  48. I hope this is ok to post this question here, but I want to buy a Westy and have no idea if this following van is a good choice or not. it’s a 1985 vw westfalia full camper $13500. The details on the post are as follows. Thanks for any advise. Mark
    It’s a wATer cooled so this van never over heats, even when I travel to Arizona at 110 degrees . It’s a dream just look at the pics or come by to see it.
    Engine has. 18 k since rebuilt by Bella mechanic shop in burbank( German mechanic only works on vanagon a and Porsches ) ($3200) it purrrrs
    New shocks , ball joints, rubbers makes it smooth without any squeaking noises, love it.
    New custom design pop top ( I hand picked this material it’s much durable and thicker plus it looks very cool with a brand new window in center.
    2012 rims and tires off of vw beetle ( $1500) aligned, balance and adaptors put in.
    New German made starter and brand new battery duralast with 5 year warranty.
    New belts just changed 1k miles ago.
    Fresh fuel filter, water pump.
    3 gallons of propane ready for cooking, and fridge to keep things cool plus ur small ice tray!
    Both tables front and back
    Blue tooth, iphone USB stereo with 4 new speakers, it rocks!
    19 inch tv and play station installed to watch and play video and video games (ps2 with fifa game)
    Interior is all original , all curtains are there washed and pressed, no stain or rips at all on any seats bed …
    All hook ups work, outlets up to 30 amp safe, water and propane.
    All windows tinted 20% and all vw original!
    No after market parts at all everything made in west Germany!
    It starts with first try, it passes smog with very comfortable numbers, I always put 91 gas to give it more power and better mpg (20-22 fwy).
    This gem comes with following items:
    $300 vw car cover made in Germany
    $80 heavy duty extension cords (60 amp)
    Some parts such as brand new belts, fuel filters, wires….
    You have to search for a while to find a nice well maintained (with docs) only 2 owners! (I know both of them) full camper.
    Don’t waste my time or urs price if $13500 and I will entertain all offers above 11k so don’t call me with trades or low balling.
    This can doesn’t leak, smoke, not has any problems at all.

    • I think (not totally sure) that because it’s not 25 years old yet, it’s a bit harder to import, even from Canada. I believe it can be done, but more work. I think you could also get a limited mileage “show car” type title and then when it’s 25 years old it can become a regular title.

  49. I have an ’86 Westy that I need to sell and am having a very hard time coming up with a reasonable price. It has 137K on the original drive train though the engine had a major overhaul at 90K and it runs very strong. No oil use and no manual transmission slip. The body does have some minor scrapes here and there, but it looks pretty great overall. It has a new set of 15″ wheels and Michellin tires and a new spare. It comes with a new Rocky Mt Westy heavy duty Twin Peaks rear bumper and swing away spare tire mount. Brakes are good with a new master cyl in the last 6 months. I replaced the fridge with a Go Westy cabinet. It needs a new LP tank. The fresh water tank pump works as does the stove once a new LP tank is installed. The canopy is serviceable but does need replaced at some point. Can you give me a reasonable range to work with???


    • Hey Fred, great questions. First, where do you live, as regions play a major role. Any rust underneath or seam rust starting to show? Got any pictures? My first range guess by what you’ve told me would be somewhere between $10k and $16k, but that’s a wide brush right there. If you haven’t already, check out this list of recently sold Westys on eBay.

  50. This scam with an 89′ Westy is making the rounds on Craigslist: It’ll be gone when someone hooks onto it. It then moves to another Craigslist region while they reel in the hooked. Once they proposed the payment (combination of third party eBay & untraceable money cards) I dropped it. The little voice in my head telling me it was too good to be true was hard to hear over that wannabe Vanagon-owner voice! I submitted the spoof to eBay, reported the phishing to Google and let Craigslist know.

  51. i sold this westy about 4 years ago, and just saw it listed on my local CL. i owned it for 14 years and took meticulous care of it. all work done by the top shops here in pdx. new heads in the 140 k range. it appears to be none the worse for wear and only has about 8k more miles than I sold it with ( if i remember correctly). has a plat cat heater which was great for winter camping.

    i just got another westy in april this year, and wish i had known my old van was coming up for sale. would have waited.

    • I don’t know much about the country homes campers , but I’d say at first glance it looks nice. If the rebuilt engine was done right and it doesn’t leak and stays cool , as well as drives well, it’s an ok price considering it is a 1990 vanagon. Let us know if you go check it out!

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