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VW Bus Selling Advice

Post by Mr Blotto » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:31 pm

Rule #1: Don't do it.
Rule #2: See Rule #1.

Don't ask me how I know.
1978 Sage Green Westy - 2.0 FI - SOLD WITH 109887 miles :-(

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Re: VW Bus Selling Advice

Post by THall » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:44 am

Mr Blotto wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Rule #1: Don't do it.
Rule #2: See Rule #1.

Don't ask me how I know.
Sorry man. Gotta be tough this time of year when the weather is starting to point towards bus season here in the midwest. There's another one out there for you somewhere....
'78 Westy 2.0 FI

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Re: VW Bus Selling Advice

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:35 pm

Mr Blotto wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Rule #1: Don't do it.
Rule #2: See Rule #1.

Don't ask me how I know.

Rule #3. Keep looking and have your piggybank at the ready. These cars do NOT bite you.
The longer you enjoy them, the more the market will get you rightside up.
Colin
( I have seen about five nice Westies over the past year. Three were stupidly over-priced. I am sure that I could have demoralized the sellers with a technically-accurate and devastating report on all of its flaws, then made an offer)
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: VW Bus Selling Advice

Post by tommu » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 pm

How about Ghia selling advice? We are not getting enough use of Herman and my eyes are wandering.

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Re: VW Bus Selling Advice

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:25 pm

tommu wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 pm
How about Ghia selling advice? We are not getting enough use of Herman and my eyes are wandering.

Put an ad on theSamba and Hemmings, make sure that you have a note that says,

"for information on how to maintain your new Volkswagen, please visit "www.itinerant-air-cooled.com"

Detail the car, fill the gas tank, and sell for $23,000.00
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: VW Bus Selling Advice

Post by tommu » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:50 pm

Well, it was on Craigslist for a good price but had no interest at all. So it stays :cheers:

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Re: VW Bus Selling Advice

Post by honeybus » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:23 pm

My lord, the prices on camper are a never ending mystery. But almost always on the climbing side.

I started in 1995 with a 1978 camper (sage green) that had paper on it to the original owner. After 2 years shopping, this was the nicest sounding camper I came across. It had just over 100k documented miles on it, and the seller sail "everything works"!! Right?!?!

Bought it for $2500, and sold it in 2007, with 200k miles, for $4500. There were people offering over my asking price, but I found a good family for the camper, and I am pleased. It was my daily driver for a few years.

Others:

1972 camper. Bought $350, two was $350, sold four years later $4000. (advertised for $3900, but told the purchaser he should offer me $4000. He wound up being very happy about all the extra stuff I gave him.)

1976 Hightop camper. Bought for $900, sold for $6000. Only had 75k miles.

1969 camper. Bought $350, sold $350 to someone wanting to join the communuty.

1974 camper.$500 bought, $750 sold.

This is all I remember right now.

I am driving a 1973/1978 camper (was 1978, but finally put back on the road as a 1973, because I had 1973 YOM plates.)

I can't tell you what I payed for it (fire survivor), but I can later tell you what it will sell for, after full reconstruction, but NOT RESTORATION! I put it back like I would keep it. Bought 2006, still have it

Barry sends
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