Thursday, February 2, 2017

Slightly Slower Than Normal: 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia

Words and tip from Zach: Subaru gas or diesel, Ford ecotec, Tiico, upsized wasserboxer or something else entirely - you choose.  Looks like it is either solid sheetmetal or else repainted.  Denver shouldn't be too rusty, so at least worth a look.  Should clean up well with a bit of elbowgrease (and monkeywrenching on an engine, but hey, the question of swap or wait for what's installed fails is already resolved, no?).  Find this 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia offered for $6,900 in Denver, CO via craigslist.

This is the full monty of converted pop-up camper junk, and normally these things demand a pretty penny.  How hard can it be to get this thing back on the road and start living the Westy life? 

See a better way to one-up your tiny home friends?


  1. Still shocked that no one has come up with an alternative. $7k for something you have to tow away. Someone should be doing conversions to something less horrible to drive...

    1. I've got the window-sticker for my '85 and its cost inflates to 41k from 1985 dollars. The equivalent modified sprinter nowadays runs in excess of 50k used and 75-100k new.

      Driving position isn't bad - power leaves a bit to be desired, he said in an understated way.

  2. part of me has always wanted one of these.


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