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1991 Westfalia Camper - 90% full restoration -2.2L   Price: $30000
$30k - Firm.
Great car for student in college, retirement or daily driver commute vehicle to enjoy the ride! Priced for winter sale, will go up in the summer with more demand. Its a steal at this price with all the work that has been done.

I bought "Turtle" (as the guy I bought it from called it and pretty sure he got that from the original owner) back in 2012 from a cool older surfer dude in Newport Beach, CA with ~123,000 miles on it. He had taken great care of it with a local VW mechanic and had recently rebuilt the engine. He had all the records from Day 1 from the Westy. The original owner had taken hand pencil written records of every oil change since new and the date and miles he did it. Crazy stuff, but very cool and gives this bad boy some character. Pretty much every receipt of anything he did looks to have been kept. The second owner and I tried to follow by doing similar but he was the master! Looks like he had the van 1991 til 2006 where he went sold to someone from South Carolina to West Virginia then another buyer purchased in Maine, so Turtle has had some great travels. I drove it as my main driver for about 3 years, then got a lease to keep the miles down. I have put about 47,000 on it and has always been reliable. I maintained the service and expected repairs and last year decided I wanted to do a big revamp. Below is a summary:

170,000 Original Miles
Recently smogged/registered (Oct 2018)
First oil change after engine rebuild and 500 miles (Nov 2018)

$23k Invested with receipts in last 12 months:

-Recent Work Professionally done by Lavere's VW in Concord,CA at 169,000 miles
-Rebuilt 2.2L Engine with new cylinder heads (12/12 limited warranty) (Less than 1500 miles since installed)
-Replaced radiator, wiring to fan and updated all cooling lines
-Replaced power steering pump
-Replaced water pump, intake manifold, engine mounts, oil cooler seal, fuel hoses, etc.
-Replaced rear wheel brake shoes and cylinders
-Replaced ball joints and replace right sway bar link
-Replace front brake pads and rotors and repack bearings
-Replace all grommets, cross over pipe, evap hoses and sending unit for fuel tank
-Replace side hookups boxes
-Replace bumpers with heavy duty bumpers front and back
-Undercoat entire undercarriage
-New Bilstein shocks front and rear
-Repainted wiper blades, front grills and side vents
-Replaced pop top and luggage rack seals
-Evacuated AC system, added dye, charged freon and checked for leaks - blows cold
-Replaced seats with Recaro style (they do not rotate to the back)
-Replaced front carpet kit
-Replaced headlight mounts
-Replaced all 6 door panels with new kit
-Purchased 16" Allow wheels and Michelin tire kit from GoWesty

Other Add Ons:
-Added a jumpseat behind passenger with shoulder harness seat belt installed
-Added shoulder harness seat belt in rear along with existing two lap belts
-Added Alpine stereo with bluetooth and installed bluetooth microphone
-Added Lg Screen DVD player
-Auxillary batter installed under driver's seat
-Added GoWesty automatic window toggle switches and replaced original with cupholders

What it needs to be perfect:
Mechanically Turtle is now rock solid, any remaining needs are mostly "cosmetic":

-Current paint is original and in good shape considering. Passenger side is in really good shape, driver side clear coat showing its age. A repaint is really all that is missing for full restoration, but there is some value in keeping original paint but you can decide. .
-Some very minor dings but overall straight and 99% rust free CA car (small surface rust in back driver side wheel well).
-Some screw holes from taking original front bumper guards to install new bumpers.
-Interior clock doesn't work.
-Stove hinge broken. I purchased a new one just needs to be replaced.
-New GoWesty faucet has been installed just not flowing water so needs to be checked.
-Fridge, like most of these doesn't work.
-Interior lights not working but think its a fuse, working on it!.
-Gas gauge is temperamental had it checked but at times won't register gas level
-Wiper fluid does not spray, probably need to check fuse or motor

Selling because I am getting a new rebuild weekender since kids are getting older. Let me know if you have any questions, happy to answer.

More pics (Just had it detailed so I will add more pics this weekend.): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11YQkaMGtIlEmdMknIHgNLsWFt47yeAsW?usp=sharing
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