Here’s a Westy that needs no qualification: it’s just a badass, well-done camper van. The Chris Corkins engines are a great swap solution, giving more usability and power while staying true with a VW wasserboxer. Pretty much everything (save the tie-dyed tent) is on the short-list of great choices for Vanagons, including the South African grill and lights, lift kit, racks, functional interior and exterior options… make that a long list of great choices. If the seller knows enough to make these mods from these vendors, then he knows what the market is for vans like this, which means this auction could get crazy.
All posts tagged Westfalia
The Westfalia rollercoaster continues with today’s 1987 model looking like an outstanding value. With many Westfalias reaching above $30k (way above, in some cases), this one comes in at about half that. It’s done its share of roadtripping, with 200k miles on the van, but the engine was rebuilt just 12k miles ago, indicating tons of fun yet to come. Despite some questionable wheel covers, it looks very clean inside and out. Bidding is hot, reflecting a market hungry for affordable Westfalias.
Click for details: 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia on eBay
We’ve had a great variety of Vanagons on GCFSB recently, from some non-Westy deals to some of the 20 year old Westfalias that cost more than brand-new VWs. Today’s Kermitized Westy provides a great happy medium, combining the utility and campability of the pop-top legend with an extraordinarily good price. Even at the Buy-It-Now price, it’s a steal compared to most Vanagons that look like this. The weak, 1982-only naturally-aspirated diesel may be partially to blame for the low price, but with this low of miles I’m thinking this original owner just does not know what other Westies are going for. If you can’t handle the well-earned “Slow Moving Vehicle” sticker, you could do any number of engine swaps and quickly have a van worth 3 times what it’s selling for now.