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Picked up this 87 westy for parts today, paid $1150. Only one other person bid on it. NO ONE bid on it during the live auction, if the other person who put in a proxy bid of $1100 had not done so I might have gotten it for $50 :shock: oh well, can't look a gift horse in the mouth I suppose.

 

http://ww4.klode.com/kws/napplications/ ... Exit=Close

 

 

So now the plan is to find a good Syncro body(after doing the conversion on my Carat I'm not sure its worth the labor to do it on something other than a 4wd). And throw in a SVX motor after the westy conversion is done.

 

Best thing is it has a clean title, so I might be able to find a cheaper syncro without a title!

 

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This is gonna be fun!

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You paid 1100 for this?? I hope you know what your getting.. dosen't look worth it to me, but I know nothing about these vehicles...

 

CW

 

Here is a price list of vans that have sold:

This one sold for $119,569.15:

http://www.gowesty.com/sale_details.php?id=1158

 

This one sold for $69,980.03:

http://www.gowesty.com/sale_details.php?id=1198

 

$43,761.12

http://www.gowesty.com/sale_details.php?id=1190

 

$54,434.54

http://www.gowesty.com/sale_details.php?id=1173

 

$124,293.73

http://www.gowesty.com/sale_details.php?id=1122

 

$96,937.18

http://www.gowesty.com/sale_details.php?id=1120

 

$72,868.20

http://www.gowesty.com/sale_details.php?id=1127

 

 

Screw all those copy pastes, here is a list:

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 116,267 $124,293.73 11/09

1990 Vanagon Weekender Syncro 166,571 $119,569.15 03/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 214,054 $97,697.37 09/09

1989 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 91,447 $96,937.18 11/09

1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 64,803 $96,608.14 08/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 47,864 $92,992.69 12/09

1989 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 180,895 $92,331.43 04/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 234,636 $84,188.54 07/09

1991 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 132,521 $83,090.73 11/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 39,180 $81,962.53 09/06

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 97,054 $74,194.35 08/09

1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 191,998 $72,934.37 11/05

1989 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 68,860 $72,868.20 12/09

1987 Vanagon Weekender Syncro 77,538 $70,267.27 06/07

1991 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 149,811 $69,980.03 08/09

1989 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 145,573 $69,504.50 07/09

1985 Vanagon Full Camper 222,960 $69,055.34 12/69

1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 009,027 $68,168.74 12/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper 162,020 $67,619.27 08/09

1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 141,435 $65,912.99 05/09

1991 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 118,066 $65,071.06 02/09

1987 Vanagon Full Camper 146,569 $63,802.09 12/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper 98,975 $63,337.50 08/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 150,334 $62,732.22 07/06

1990 Vanagon Full Camper 24,836 $62,631.81 12/09

1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 158,176 $61,746.15 10/06

1991 Vanagon Weekender Syncro 242,380 $59,600.74 06/09

1987 Vanagon Weekender Syncro 196,253 $58,433.13 01/09

1990 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 141,435 $57,468.61 02/09

1986 Vanagon Full Camper 103,492 $56,738.60 04/09

 

 

Then here are some for sale from private parties:

 

$39,900

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... ?id=868670

 

$15,000

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... ?id=867771

 

This is just a 2WD: $12,000

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... ?id=867715

 

Another 2WD: $15,000:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... ?id=867118

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My grandparents owned one. They seem to be very popular vehicles among certain crowds. In fact there is one parked next to my jeep right now. :fs1: I also have seen the gowesty.com site and can't believe how much they sell for. They do have a lot of aftermarket parts which is neat. Newer appliances, rebuilt motors with more HP, etc..

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Some may sell for $100k+, but they aren't in the condition yours is. How much money will it take to get it to the shape of one worth 100k?

 

None. I am only using the camper parts off of this one to convert a relativly cheap passenger syncro to a rare and expensive camper syncro.

 

I don't have any delusions. I don't think I'll be selling it for $120k. But it is reasonible to think that with a $5k investment it could sell for $20k.

 

Sure it's plenty of work, and I'm just wrapping up with all that work on a 2wd. I paid $1700 for that van. And now after all the work it's probably worth about 7-9k.

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hmmm. the crack head renters across the street have one of those sitting on blocks in the back yard. Guess I should offer to take it off their hands when they're evicted/arrested.

 

is it a camper? There are plenty of old passenger vans that really aren't worth anything besides parts. IMO the passenger vans are worthless who need an underpowered, unreliable, expensive van like that?

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Oh man, I'm so jealous. We looked around for a westy for a long time and never found one in our price range that was even running.

 

Not to mention a synchro westy. That's gonna be a fun van to drive around in after that SVX conversion. Put out more power than those smaller 4 bangers the smaller subies had (like my OBS).

 

Congrats and I basically don't like you.

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Congrats and I basically don't like you.

 

That's fine, I'm used to it being that way.

 

But I do like your van, does that count?

 

Sure, did you see my other van build up thread?

 

No I didn't. Is it on CC?

 

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17617

 

Thats the first one I converted for my dad to live in out in california. Still needs some things wrapped up, but it will be nice when done.

 

Note: Pics may or may not work depending on if I have the Xbox or my server plugged into the ethernet.

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