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Found here on Craigslist in Landrum, SC is a very clean example of a ’67 Split Window Camper. The current owner claims that only 5k miles have been logged since a restoration 10 years ago. The paint and interior look nice and everything is said to be in working, running order. 1967 was the last year of the split window buses and they benefitted from 12-volt power from the factory. The asking price of $20k seems pretty true to market for one of these. You won’t get anywhere quickly in a ’67 camper but who cares! You’re in a Samba pop-top so slide the windows open and enjoy the ride!
The Vanagon Syncro is a rare breed. Volkswagen’s viscous coupling AWD system was mated to the T25 Vanagon in 1985 and the result was (if you can believe it) a slower, heavier Vanagon! The off road capabilities though were impressive and they’ve since become sought after with prices soaring to stratospheric (for a VW) levels. The cream of the crop in 1986 was to buy a Vanagon Syncro decked out in Westfalia Camper trim. This Westy Syncro is for sale on The Samba in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. The seller claims that is has a mere 98k miles on the original engine. It has had a recent respray in the stock gold/brown color and many new interior parts added. The asking price of $25k is fair for this Camper with several trading north of $40k out West. Snatch this one up and head out for an adventure!
**Update** July 31, 2013. A friend of the shop went to look at this camper over the weekend. The c/o has not had it on the road yet. Although it does crank and run it has a fair amount of rust at the body seams and around the power and water pickups. Be sure to make a good inspection of this one if interested.
Here’s an ’84 Westy that may have some potential. The body looks straight and the cabinets and canvas top look clean. Its an automatic which isn’t ideal for these busses but for $2800 it may be worth overlooking. Find this one in Bishop, GA.