Wonderful One-Owner “Westie”: Euro-Delivery 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper

  • April 12, 2021
The Rundown
  • One-Owner Westfalia Camper from New!
  • Beautifully Preserved & Maintained Example
  • Purchased New w/ European Delivery
  • 30 Miles on Pro-Rebuilt Engine
  • Manual Transmission
  • Excellent & Inviting Interior
  • Extensive Service by VW Transporter Specialists
Why We Like It

Along with legions of VW fans, we at Zero260 absolutely love the 1980s Vanagon and especially the Westfalia Campmobile variants. This stellar one-owner example was purchased new with European Delivery in 1987, and as the seller relates, it’s a beloved family member, being reluctantly sold only due to the family’s Airstream travel now suiting their needs best. The vehicle looks to be in beautifully preserved and maintained condition, with a particularly clean, comfortable, and inviting interior including all items necessary for fun getaways. According to the seller, it’s dependable, runs well, and benefits handsomely from proper maintenance and care. After a move to Virginia, the marque specialists at North Carolina’s TransporterWerks have maintained the vehicle. Sparing the reader a long list of work performed over the years, suffice it to say it all has been extensive, and the seller says they’ll be happy to provide further details to prospective purchasers. About 30k miles have been traveled since TransporterWerks installed a rebuilt engine in 2012.


Valuation Verdict

What an amazing Westie! This amazing example clearly benefits from proper usage and tender loving care with just one family from new. These vehicles are very popular today and carry an adventurous, well-appointed persona. The sweet spot in online auctions runs quite widely, from $15k to $40k, meaning there’s a Westie for most every budget when one is seeking such an extra limited use fun machine. This one seems to represent outstanding value and when it sells – soon – it should certainly be considered ‘Well-Bought’!

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