Peace Sign Generator: 1970 Volkswagen Transporter Campmobile – Sold!

Mar 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

“Hero Shots” refer to pictures of vehicles in a scene that can help you imagine being their yourself.  With all of the current events we’re living through, the hero shots the seller of this 1970 Volkswagen Westfalia Campmobile provides on Craigslist have us longing to drive off in it until things settle back to normal.  Located in the East Village of New York City, the current caretaker is asking $19,500 for their Westy, which relies on the NADA Guides Class Car Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Campmobile priced towards the lower end of the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail range of $15,800, $35,300, and $62,700, respectively.  

From the early 1950s through 2003, Volkswagen contracted with fellow German company Westfalia-Werke to convert Type 2 and later Vanagons into weekend campers.  While the early style conversions provided a raisable square section of the van’s roof to facilitate standing up when parked, the most famous version featured in the example here is the triangular pop-up camper that not only provided head room, but an additional small sleeping bunk.

The claimed rust-free two-owner example originally from California is a great start.  Add in a rebuilt engine, disc brake conversion, and suspension upgrades completed just last year and you have a great example at a fair asking price.  The seller does mention the “electrical system could use an overhaul” so we’re assuming he’s referring to the camping equipment and the ability for you to plug in modern conveniences like your laptop.  Get that work completed and you’ll be able to hit the road to escape the current New York travel ban.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Great condition, runs like new. This is your chance to own an incredibly rare and functioning Westy. California-kept, 2 owners. No rust! Very well cared for beauty! 2019 added new suspension, disk brakes, engine overhaul. She runs really well, gets over 20 mpg. Text me to set up a test drive.

A full overhaul on mechanical components was done to ensure reliability. You really need to see it to appreciate it. Every time it’s on the road or parked it turns heads and everyone takes pictures and throws up peace signs.

The electrical can use an overhaul, but aside from that, this thing is a dream maaaaaaaaan.

Serious offers only.

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