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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

vanagonjr wrote:
syncro surf wrote:
Let's see where this one goes:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1985-volkswagen-...2021-02-06

21K and reserve not met on that 84.
Seemed like a fair price actually.


Looks like he's listed it wholesale on Manheim now asking $29,999. Dealer is listed as GRS Recovery LLC. Seems like a decent van but not $30k worth. Poor guy probably didn't realize these things are near impossible to flip for profit and got in over his head.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

One from BAT this morning: https://bringatrailer.com/2021/02/14/bat-auction-success-story-road-trip-home-in-the-vanagon/
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

i think it was a super solid looking van, minus the r/r dent.

beyond that, it was a lipstick on a pig resto. any time i see fresh undercoating i get suspect.

if any of you have followed my van build you'll see i have left some "flaws" in it...whatever factory undercoating that has flaked off i've left alone....and left the exposed (near perfect) paint under it show thru.

i'm trying not to over spend my vans true value, although i'm not a flipper by any means it seems foolish to pour too much into it.

even at a "diy shop price" for a flip, i bet he had an ez 10k in just materials/labor and that's using cheap materials. add that to the initial purchase price i bet he's 18k +/- into it and was looking for a 10k payday.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

Agreed - The seller doesn't understand that he would have to spend $10K on a drivetrain update to get the $33k he's looking for.....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

syncro surf wrote:
Let's see where this one goes:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1985-volkswagen-...2021-02-06

21K and reserve not met on that 84.
Seemed like a fair price actually.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

Let's see where this one goes:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1985-volkswagen-...2021-02-06
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

IMHO Looked like a good serviceable van that will eventually need body work and probably a rebuild, but looks like it is ready to go in the short term. Perfect? No, but certainly usable and not overly neglected. Maybe not a steal, but examples with this little rust underneath are getting much harder to find.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

$20k, I was right on the money Razz

Not worth it at that price IMO... $15k+ worth of work involved.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

It's an interesting van.

- resprayed but they didn't weld the holes where the body cladding was removed from the front doors
- correct bumpers replaced with steel bumpers
- I didn't look extensively, but the photos of the seams look pretty good
- It very well may need a $4K trans rebuild and new motor/conversion soon or $10K - $25K of work depending on choices made
- inop A/C is lame, esp. with the belt on the compressor
- the repeated claims of MB wheels confuses me, they look like GW copies but I'm no expert

Vans like this make truly clean vans very desirable. One needs patience to skip these to wait for the stock, clean van.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

dobryan wrote:

Unfortunately there is no mention of an engine or transmission rebuild in the description.... could be a lot of $$$ to be spent very soon after purchase.


Looks a little tired - copied from comments:

@rustyroters It is a cool vehicle. FYI, I recently had a local garage perform compression test.
Results:
Cyl#1: 120 psi
Cyl#2: 135 psi
Cyl#3: 115 psi
Cyl#4: 125 psi
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

It might sit at that price until the last couple of hours and shoot up, the way they've been going lately...Although those were Syncros.

My brother in Louisiana actually kinda/sorta has his eye on this one. They're pretty rare in that part of the country so that might also be part of what's keeping the price down a bit. Not to mention the relatively heavy oil stains on the engine & trans. Rear main maybe?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-volkswagen-vanagon-westfalia-10/

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Has some goodies. Repaint looks slightly off from what factory Orly Blue Metallic [9048] should look like Sad. High miles. I'm thinking this will probably go to about $20k? Lots of bids already. Then again, I know Vanagons don't fare too well on BaT.

I'm on the hunt for this exact spec. A late model Westy camper in OBM with the goodies this one has. But some of the negatives are a bit too much for me to bid.



Here is the book value on that van


https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1991/Volkswagen/Vanagon/GL-Camper/Values
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

4Gears4Tires wrote:
Why do you care about the miles?

At 249k the entire thing has been gone through at least 3x. Honestly, a Vanagon with 130k miles scares me more than 249k. A Vanagon for sale with 130k has 50k miles of deferred maintenance. 249k miles shows an owner than is serious about their vehicle.


Unfortunately there is no mention of an engine or transmission rebuild in the description.... could be a lot of $$$ to be spent very soon after purchase.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

Why do you care about the miles?

At 249k the entire thing has been gone through at least 3x. Honestly, a Vanagon with 130k miles scares me more than 249k. A Vanagon for sale with 130k has 50k miles of deferred maintenance. 249k miles shows an owner than is serious about their vehicle.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-volkswagen-vanagon-westfalia-10/

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Has some goodies. Repaint looks slightly off from what factory Orly Blue Metallic [9048] should look like Sad. High miles. I'm thinking this will probably go to about $20k? Lots of bids already. Then again, I know Vanagons don't fare too well on BaT.

I'm on the hunt for this exact spec. A late model Westy camper in OBM with the goodies this one has. But some of the negatives are a bit too much for me to bid.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

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EDIT - UPDATE: ....and sold for $20K!


Yowza, I just checked the listing and pictures, owner scored on the sales end! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

This one is closing on BaT today -

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1984-volkswagen-vanagon-westfalia-11/

Currently at $7K and not much interest based on the limited postings and while it does have some issues, would likely serve as a good starter van for someone.

EDIT - UPDATE: ....and sold for $20K!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

this one now lives in san diego, i believe.

jimf909 wrote:
Interesting...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-volkswagen-...sJW0gMVeGU

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

joetiger wrote:
Whoa...

SOLD FOR $33,250

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-volkswagen-vanagon-syncro-weekender/


I was thinking it would go for $24-26k range...whoa indeed!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans Reply with quote

wow that's weird
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