I have confessed my love for Westfalia vans before, but I’ve always balked at the exorbitant prices they command; even 20-year old Westies can go for well over $20,000. This time, I’ve found a Westy that’s much more reasonably priced, and in good shape. Take a look and see if you agree.
From the ad:
2.1 rebuilt around 15k miles ago.
New Canvass top
New Curtains and covers
Refrigerator makes ice(tested while plugged in to 120v)
Propane tank has held propane for 3 years(no leaks) Brand New
New water lines to radiator and many other new parts
Spare tire and storage in front.
Rebuilt by local re builder “Northwesty”
Northwesty seems to be a popular builder in this part of the country, as I have seen their name many times connected to other Westfalias. Another one I see a lot is GoWesty. Unlike a lot of others I see online, everything works on this one, and gets used once in a while. I don’t know about you, but I always feel a little better when I see a vehicle or feature used the way it was intended; if nothing else, at least I know it works properly!
Again, everything is here, and it all works. Some people like to personalize theirs with custom floors or upholstery, but the seller here has left his almost completely stock. There’s something strangely comforting about all that 80’s gray; even the curtains are drab.
Westy in its native habitat.
Yeah, they’re slow, don’t handle that well, are kind of heavy, and make you think of hippies, but imagine the possibilities of owning this Westy. Want to go camping, but hate sleeping in a tent? Have a double bed and some curtains. Found a great fishing spot, but don’t want to drive up at 3 in the morning? Camp there the night before. Going off the grid and want to live in a van down by the river? Here’s a van you can live in, down by the river.
What do you think of this little red wagon?
[Source: Seattle craigslist]