1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia

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The license plate on the Vanagon is “STLMOVN,” an apt tag after 200k miles. Perhaps it also refers to its aged owners, who clearly have a sense of adventure but are passing on their great camper. Despite the higher mileage, the van looks extremely well cared for, with the seats having been covered, the exterior shining like new thanks to living in a garage, and a newer engine (though it’s unclear if that means rebuilt or fully new). It’s too bad “AC is not working” is the a main description line, because the more important news is that all of the appliances are like new. Something – perhaps the higher mileage? – seems to be scaring bidders away from the $14k starting point, but I think this is a very attractive Westy.

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Year: 1987
Model: Vanagon Westfalia
Engine: 1.9 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 206,026 on chassis, 40k on new engine
Price: Reserve auction

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This VW Westfalia is in fantastic condition! Lightly used by older couple. Most items were unused – Refrigerator, Sink and Stove in perfect condition. New engine with about 40,000 miles on it, Runs Great. AC currently not working. Excellent upholstery – seats were always covered (except for listing pics). Excellent paint – mostly garaged. Tires and brakes are excellent. Custom Go Westy Rims and front Bra cover. This Westfalia is ready for many more adventures, is a pleasure to drive and will be a great home to anyone lucky enough to have it.

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I love the look of a classic White Vanagon on GoWesty wheels, and this one seems loved and taken care of. 40k miles on a new engine alleviates the largest concern with high mileage, and it’s clear the sellers were supremely gentle in their use. I don’t think this is a $30k Westy, but anything under $25k seems reasonable. With a starting bid of $14k, I’m guessing the reserve is under $20k, which would be a nice deal. I bet once the ball gets rolling, this Vanagon sells and goes to a happy new home.

-NR

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  1. What is it about broken a/c systems that sellers speak about them as a fait accompli and as if only deus ex machina is going to address the problem. No. It’s going to take a phone call to make an appointment at a shop, and likely a few thousand dollars, by the owner, or the next owner.

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