1991 Westfalia Camper - 90% full restoration -2.2L Price: 36000
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 from South Carolina to West Virginia to Maine, so Turtle has had some great travels. I drove it as my main commuter in Silicon Valley for about 3 years, then got a lease to keep the miles down. I have put about 47,000 on it and he 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:
-~$28k recent investment plus all receipts and service records since new.
-Recent work Professionally done by Lavere's VW in Concord,CA - rebuilt 2.2L engine for
more power, had them go through everything and have all receipts,
-Added new bumpers, GoWesty top line wheel and tire package, new front carpet kit, new
seats, front carpet kit, interior panel kit, shocks, etc. radiator and coolant lines, etc. I can
take you through all details.
-Recently added Alpine stereo w/bluetooth, DVD player, aux battery
-Recent rebuild on AC, currently blowing cold.
-Many other improvements and adds over the years
Does have some things that take Turtle from perfect to almost perfect!
-Only thing not done is exterior paint. Current 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.
-3 seat belts on rear seat and I installed a jump seat behind passenger with seat belt so its
family ready and safe for bigger family (5-6).
-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 sides off for new bumpers.
-Interior clock doesn't work. Stove hinge broken but stove/water work. Not sure fridge ever
has. (Just ordered stove top hinge will arrive shortly)
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