1968 OG Paint SO67 Westfalia Price: £30000
A fantastic opportunity to purchase one of the best Patina 1968 SO67 Westfalia’s out there.
Originally imported from California in 2009 I purchased the vehicle in 2014 having never been welded and retaining its original paint and interior. Upon ownership the van was stripped and rather than fully restoring the body or replacing the interior it has been preserved with no expense spared to maintain its authenticity.
What you now see is a 100% solid van with no rust issues (chassis like new) and numerous upgrades for performance, reliability and safety that had a full feature in the December 2015 issue of VolksWorld Camper & Bus magazine
Built in January 1968 the van is a one year only production model with the correct parts that include the smooth fibreglass roof and rear luggage rack.
Repairs to the body have been carried out by the highly respected and skilled ‘Midland Paintwerks’ https://www.facebook.com/Midland-paintwerks-144882895669437/
Work carried out included replacing the lower windscreen & lower front panels with Klassic Fab metal. NOS battery tray, drivers side bumper mounting bracket, driver and passenger cab floor sections and a small area on the tailgate.
Paint was then expertly matched and applied to blend in with the original.
The interior has been completely restored with the added bonus of an original Continental roof bed.
The suspension has been upgraded with an OG K&L beam and lowered with a combination of adjusters and dropped spindles with Monroe air shocks. The rear has been turned and fine tuned with adjustable spring plates. It drives and handles superb as if it wasn’t lowered with no notching or tubbing of the chassis.
The brake system is superb as it has been upgraded with CSP discs on the front and original drums on the rear along with a dual circuit remote servo.
I am advertising the engine as 1600cc as I don’t know the exact specification as it was already in the van when purchased. I’ve made a number of upgrades to the engine which include a bespoke Turbo Thomas exhaust, Weber 40 IDF Carbs, CSP linkage, CSP manifolds, electric ignition, new fuel pump, coil and performance leads.
I have been advised that it is likely to be a 1641cc from the technician who set up the carbs on a rolling road as it delivered 48HP at the wheels which roughly equates to 63BHP.
Having owned numerous air cooled vehicles over the years this engine is the strongest and most reliable that I’ve ever owned and keeps up with modern traffic especially with the upgraded Type 3 DC Code Transmission with 4.125 final drive. This set up was used to tow my Eriba Puck fully loaded with four persons in the van with no issues what so ever.
I have also upgraded all the fuel lines and fitted a full extinguisher system for safety and piece of mind.
This van is a turn key, drive anywhere vehicle that has been meticulously maintained and wants for nothing except a tank of fuel.
The reason for selling is due to lack of usage in recent years and Karmann Ghia
I have loads more photos and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Alternatively you can contact Stuart Gillies at ‘Midland Paintwerks’ on 01785 818478 who will provide an independent appraisal on the van
VW Brazil 043 101 102 A Case
VW 040 101 373 2 Cylinder Heads
Genuine Weber 40 IDF Carbs
CSP Bell Linkage
009 Distributer with Pertronix Electric Ignition
New Performance Leads
New Ethonal Resistant Fuel Pump
Turbo Thomas Exhaust ( www.ttexhausts.com )
Buttys Bits Throttle Kit
Heat Exchangers (Heating Works)
Automatic Engine Bay Extinguisher System with Audible Alarm*
Fuel Tank Cut Off Solenoid*
100% Bio Fuel ‘Fit & Forget’ Fuel Hose Kit*
Ethanol Resistant Fuel Filler Hose*
Battery Isolator Kit*
( *above supplied by www.vwaircooledworks.co.uk )
Upgraded to a DC Code Type 3 IRS Gearbox for better Motorway Driving
3.80 / 2.06 / 1.26 / 0.89 Final Drive 4.125
New CV Joints
New CV Boots
Gene Berg Locking Shifter
Front CSP Disc Brakes
Original Rear Drum Brakes
Dual Circuit Remote Servo (Fitted with access to easily bleed with a custom belly pan)
New Master Cylinder (Servo)
New Brake Line Kit
Goodridge Performance Braided Brake Hose Kit
Fronts 15” Crows Feet Split Screen with 165/50 Tyres
Rears 15” None Crows Feet Split Screen with 195/65 Tyres
Painted Hub Caps
OG K&L Beam
OG Anti Roll Bar
Monroe Air Shocks (Controlled Via Viair Compressor),
Adjustable Spring Plates
OG Westfalia Towbar with Full Electrics
OG Ambulance Fans
OG VWOA Rain Guards
OG Style (Repro) Parcel Trays
NOS (When Fitted) HK Logo Locking Petrol Cap
NOS (When Fitted) WEGU Chevron Mud Guards
OG Bilstein Jack
OG Spare Wheel Bracket
OG Trip MPH Speedometer
Period Anti Dazzle Rear Mirror Clip
Vintage Drivers Head Rest
Rear Seat Belt Mounting Bracket
Buddy Box Centre Storage
Infill Cushion for the Spare Wheel Well (makes the rear bed wider)
Rear Jail Bars
OG Radio (Not Connected Though)
Replacement Wiring Loom
NOS (When Fitted) Headlights
NOS Hella Amber Headlight Lens (still got the originals)
Hella Front Indicator Lens
OG SWF All Red Tail Lights & Rings (LED Bulbs Fitted - Turn Signals Flash Amber)
NOS (When Fitted) Ignition Barrel & Key
Oil Pressure & Temperature Gauges
Smiths Original Style Tachometer
Original External Hook up Working with Trip Box and 2 x Plugs hidden in the Buddy Seat
Complete SO67 Interior.
New Replacement Cushion Foam
New Replacement (OG Repro) Mustard Covers
New Replacement (OG Repro) Curtains
New TMI Front Seat Covers
New TMI Seat Pads
New TMI Door Cards
New Replacement Rear Flooring
OG Continental Roof Bed
Replacement Premium Roof Tent Canvass
NEW Replacement Birch Head Lining and Interior Panels
Fully Sound Proofed ( www.nkgroup.co.uk/product/motorhome-and-van-vw-camper-kit )
All New Rubber Cab Mats
New Kick Panels
2 x Front 3 Point Inertia Seat Belts
1 x Rear 3 Point Inertia Seat Belt
1 x Rear Lap Belt
Replacement Jalousie Fly Screens
Replacement Jalousie Inner Rubbers
Bodywork & Exterior:-
NOS (When Fitted) 68 Only Wiper Blades
All New Door & Window Rubbers (only the best)
NOS (When Fitted) Locking Engine Lid Latch & Key (still have the original push button)
OG Front Badge
Replacement Sliding Door Runner Guide
Powder Coated Rear Splash Guards & Bumper Irons
New Stainless Bumper Hardware