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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: 76-77 type 2 camper value Reply with quote

I have a 76-77 type 2 camper on my property and have someone interested in it as a restoration project. It has been parked for about 14 years and is in rough but recoverable shape. I am hoping to come up with a price that will be fair to both the buyer and myself as I know these vans have value even in this unfortunate condition. It ran when parked but is questionable if it will turn over now.

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*Mods: I wasn't sure if I should place this here or in the for sale section message me if you want me to move it*
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for fun, check out "The Samba" website and search what they're going for. Mostly in USD. The bus definitely looks "semi solid and restorable". I'd guess around $4500 to $5000 CAD. It's definitely worthy of restoration.
Let it live on with someone who wants to bring it back to life!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummmmm, sorry, I'm not sure what Troy's been drinking, or smoking, for that matter, but after looking thru those pics.....
$500-$1000. Canadian dollars.
All I saw was a potential engine block, a stool, possible bumpers and a good book in the glovie
Just my 2 cents

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to see someone actually taking part in these forums, yea! For awhile there, I was worried as I only heard crickets. The bus definitely has potential, I'd like to see it saved. For the prospective buyer, a good deal would be a thousand.
I'm sure you'll agree we'd like to see it saved from the crusher!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly don't think that one is savable.
I'm pretty sure that frame is rusted thru.

Now, of it was a split, and an early one, then maybe
I love my green buses, but this one I think has been neglected too long.
I could be wrong, pics tell party of the story, but it would need to be seen in person to make a real estimate.

Honestly, myself, I wouldn't pay more than three hundred.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: 76-77 type 2 camper Reply with quote

TroyT wrote:
I'm glad to see someone actually taking part in these forums, yea! For awhile there, I was worried as I only heard crickets. The bus definitely has potential, I'd like to see it saved. For the prospective buyer, a good deal would be a thousand.
I'm sure you'll agree we'd like to see it saved from the crusher!


We are here Troy hello I have to agree with Brent and like someone said on Igmur unless you want to spend the next 10 years fixing it up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see some banter on here. I have a huge love for old buses, would like to save them all. My apologies for stealing this thread, I wish the seller good luck on his sale.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was gonna pipe up, but didn't want to wake the crickets.
I also see a mid 3-figure bus. $500
I mean, I've seen them save ones in much worse shape, but way older and more valuable to start with.
Just my opinion.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Chris... I bought a green one in similar shape a few years ago for $500... drove it home (barely!)

Any used VW has always got to be worth $500 right?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a time when rusted splits were worth $500 and cut up for pieces.
Talk to anyone who did this and they regret it because they don't make these things anymore, they have assigned vin's and restored are becoming worth silly money.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldSkoolSteve wrote:
There was a time when rusted splits were worth $500 and cut up for pieces.
Talk to anyone who did this and they regret it because they don't make these things anymore, they have assigned vin's and restored are becoming worth silly money.


My sentiments exactly. I still regret sending my '69 bay to the crusher in 1989 after being rear ended. The question is, "Where and when do we decide to cut them up?" Do we look back at what we did with "Splits"? Will Bay Windows ever achieve that status? Just thinking out loud.
The Bus in the original topic, granted is rough. Worth saving, probably to somebody. Is it worth $500 or $3000? I most likely over valued it, I tend to do that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TroyT wrote:
I most likely over valued it, I tend to do that.


Recognizing the problem is half the battle. I feel ya.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bays will only increase in value as they get older and are increasing in value steadily.
And there is a difference between builders and buyers. Some want to keep these alive for future generations instead of scrapping them. $500 is scrap price.
To see what lengths some are willing go to, check out Zinkengruvens build thread for his 74 orange westy.
http://www.vvwc.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12155

I would research price by looking at similar condition vans in similar regions on The Samba.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldSkoolSteve wrote:
To see what lengths some are willing go to, check out Zinkengruvens build thread for his 74 orange westy.
http://www.vvwc.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12155


But what did he pay for that old Bus? There's no doubt it will be valuable by the time he's done, and I'm not expecting him to say how much he paid on here, but I'd like to think it wasn't much. In another 10-15 years, maybe a Bay in this condition will be worth more, but that's not much of an ROI.




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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(It IS nice to see these forums alive, and not just spammers)

I bought mine for a very reasonable price. It was in similar condition, I would say less rot than the OP, judging from the photos.

My costs are mostly sweat equity, as Iím doing it all myself this time, & learning as I go. We had a 74 Westfalia years ago but farmed out the bodywork. I regret selling it, so when this other one dropped in my lap I couldnít resist, and estimate this will cost me a fraction what I paid for the previous work. FWIW, the previous 74 was a rotbox special when we dug into it.

I have no intentions to sell this either, yet I know I would get back dollar value later on should I change my mind.

IMHO I would ask $1000 and Iím sure youíll get interest. Or keep it, your call.
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