1991 2.5L Subaru Turbo Westfalia Price: 46000
I am very sad to be selling my beloved 1991 2.5L Subaru turbo converted Vanagon Westfalia. I spent the last 5 years building and restoring this van into one of the most badass 2wd westfalias I have ever seen. I have literally thousands of hours and a lot of money in restoring this van.
Price drop to $46,000. Ive got a lot more than that into it, not including labor. Life changes and I unfortunately need this to sell.
Open to reasonable offers.
Serious inquiries please. No joyriders
If you are looking for the ultimate getaway, fully contained Westy, look no further, you will never find a van like this. These vans have become very iconic and for good reason, they are some of the most badass camper vans ever made.
1991 VW Vanagon GL Westfalia 220,000 miles on chassis
Engine from 2004 Forester XT. 40,000 miles on fully rebuilt engine
Original transmission completely rebuilt and beefed up 40,000 miles ago
All parts listed below have been installed within the last 40k miles (5 years)
The van has spent most of its life in colorado, carfax available on request.
I am only selling it so I can work on another syncro project. Almost every moving mechanical part has been replaced. All rubber has been replaced. The interior has every comfort you could want. The body is in great shape, one little spot of minor seam rust but everything else looks great. The bottom has been fully lined with underliner underneath.
This van has so many new parts I struggled to list them all but a comprehensive list is below.
This van rips! the engine came from a 04 forester XT, and was fully rebuilt to new during the conversion. The transaxle has been fully built with taller 3rd and 4th gears for highway cruising and a Peloquin limited slip differential.
With 210 HP and 235 ft. lbs of torque, slow hills and passes are no longer a thing. Passing cars is a kick in the pants.
With the COBB Access Port, engine tuning and management and diagnostics is easy and comprehensive. Loaded heavy with a yakima roof box it gets 18-20MPG on the Highway.
2.5L subaru turbo conversions into a a vanagon are very rare, because they are to do hard. Conversion houses will charge you insane amounts of money for a subaru turbo swap. Do some research, a 2.5L turbo Westy is a unicorn.
The van is setup with a 1.5" lift, big tires, complete suspension overhaul and the T3 Technique Heavy Duty sway bar for increased stability. Rides great on road and off.
This thing will get places a Sprinter would never dream of.
Inside every comfort you could need. 200W of solar, 150AH house batteries, Propex Heater, shurflo faucet, full LED dimable lighting, new Sunbrella pop top canvas. Even on the shortest day of the year power is no problem.
The pop top hinges were recently rebuild and complete with double gas lifting shocks, it pops with a roof box full of gear no problem.
This van has acted as home for me for many months and is amazingly comfortable.
I have driven it from colorado to california 5 times in the last 3 years.
Very little, a tiny bit of seam rust, very minor and treatable (see pics).
Drips a tiny bit of oil (1/4 quart in 1000miles) from an oil gallery plate in the bell housing. Oil leak has not gotten any worse in 40k miles.
No AC. The rear ac was removed and turned into a storage cabinet. Living in the mountains I never really needed it. Ive got the Subaru compressor, you could get it going with the Small Cars kit https://smallcar.com/vanagon/dash-air-for-vanagons/
Walk Around video:
FULL LIST OF MODIFICATIONS AND PARTS:
SUBARU ENGINE MODS:
Complete overhaul and rebuild
Cylinders bored to 0.02 oversize work done at Gunn Auto in Denver CO
New oversized pistons and rings
All new journals and seals
Complete valve job work done at Gunn Auto in Denver CO
All mating surfaces honed work done at Gunn Auto in Denver CO
RMW shortened oil pan
Complete bottom and top end seals
Timing belt, tensioner, idler pulleys
New oil pump, water pump, thermostat
Tumble Generator Valve(TGV) deletion kit
Turbo oil supply line filter delete
New Ignition Coil
New intake camshaft pullys
New OCV control solenoids
CONVERSION RELATED MODS:
Cobb Acessport Computer
Complete trouble code deletion
Air to water intercooler (AWIC)
Heat exchanger, fan, and pump for AWIC
Custom brackets and coolant reservoir built for AWIC
Aftermarket intake blow off valve (BOV)
Cobb Performance MAF adapter and filter cone 2019
Custom silicon and aluminum intake system
Clutch slave cylinder bracket modified and welded to fit exhaust/turbo
Remote oil filter/cooler adaptor plates
10 AN stainless braided oil lines for remote filter/cooler
Oil pressure, transaxle temp, coolant temp, turbo boost, and intake temp gauges
Custom engine coolant system
RMW engine carrier bar
RMW Engine/transmission adaptor plate and flywheel
Single overhead cam (SOHC) Subaru motor mounts
RMW power steering adaptor kit
New power steering filter 2017
Porsche 944 new CV joints 2020
Rockford brand CV boots 2020
New complete clutch system (hydro & mechanical) stainless hydro lines
New fuel lines tank to engine
New Coolant reservoir and RMW bracket
Subaru fuel pump controller
New serpentine belt 2016
Adapted tachometer with 8k face work done by Small Cars
Front to rear boost gauge line
AWIC fan controlled by intake temp switch
Blaze Cut Automatic Fire Suppression System
Fast-forward Auto speedo mounted Vehicle Speed Sensor
New front and rear Oxygen sensors
Moshimoto billet-aluminum PCV oil catch can
Front dash Gauges: oil pressure, exhaust temp, boost, tranaxle temp, intake temp
NON-CONVERSION MECHANICAL RELATED MODS:
New clutch slave cylinder 2018
New clutch master cylinder 2018
New stainless braided clutch (Syncro) line to slave cylinder 2017
New power steering lines front to rear 2017
New fuel tank, complete seals, level sender 2017
New fuel filter 11/19
New Fuel Pump 2020
Complete vehicle undercoat 2017
New coolant heater hose front to rear 2017
New transaxle tunnel firewall insulation
Engine bay painted in high heat paint
New rear brake shoes 2020
New rear brake wheel cylinders 2018
New falken wildpeak tires (215,70/R16) 2019
New Brake master cylinder 2016
Buly Motorsports Stainless Braided brake lines 2019
New defrost/heater blower fan (in dash) 2016
Dual nozzle windshield wiper fluid squitter 2018
Complete slider door overhaul, all new bearings 2018
Steering coupler bushings replaced 2019
Burly Motorsports hitch
CAMPER RELATED MODS:
200 Watts Renogy Solar Panels with custom mounting system
triple Yakima rack system
Victron Blue Solar MPPT Bluetooth solar charge controller
LCD solar display screen installed by table
Custom camper wiring system with aftermarket fuse panel
12V socket installed for 12v fridge/feezer
New GoWesty Sunbrella 3window poptop canvas (2019)
150ah House battery capacity
o (1) VMAX Charge tank deep cycle 50ah installed under driver seat
o (1) VMAX Charge Tank Deep Cycle 100ah installed in cabinet
o Battery cut-off switches installed on both batteries to allow isolation
Complete interior LED lights
o (2) Round LEDs over driver/passenger seats
o (3) Adjustable interior light bars
o (1) round LED over lower bed
o LED bulbs for original light bar
o Complete warm yellow LED dimmable light stripping around the interior
Custom fridge extraction cabinet build w/ spice rack
New Pioneer Bluetooth Stereo and remote
All new speakers, front speakers relocated to bottom of door
ABS Black plastic door panels installed on front doors
Propex HS2800 Propane heater installed under bench seat
o Custom protective box installed around unit
o Custom vent panel installed where original VW heater vents were
New Propane tank (meets modern safety standards) 2016
12V socket and USB ports installed in cabinet
400 Watt power inverter
TRANSAXLE MODS (2017):
Complete overhaul and rebuild work done by Mr. Gas Auto
Peloquin Torque biasing differential
Weddle 3rd and 4th gears. 1.18 3rd gear, 0.77 4th gear
South African gear oiling plates
Steel caged idler bearings
Aluminum gear carrier
New Main shaft thrust plate
EXHAUST MODS (2017):
Custom built exhaust header Work done by Infinity Welding Silverthorne CO
Custom built exhaust system Work done by Buds Muffler Denver CO
Magniflow high performance catalytic converter
New turbo charger
Custom exhaust up-pipe - Work done by Buds Muffler Denver CO
Turbo titanium heat wrap blanket
Adhesive heat wrap around slave cylinder and misc. hoses and wires.
New GoWesty 1.5 front and rear lifting springs 2017
New Bilstein XHD specially valved shocks for VW Westys 2017
New driver side radius rod 2017
New upper ball joints 2017
New Lower ball joints 2019
New inner and outer tie rods 2018
New bellow boots for tie rods 2017
All components painted/rust treated
New driver side lower control arm bolt
New rear control arm bolts 2017
T3 Technique Heavy Duty sway bar and HD endlinks 2020
Powerflex Bushings installed (2017):
Front Lower control arms
Front upper control arms
Rear trailing arms
*The engine may or may not meet emissions tests depending on buyer location. Buyer is responsible for this.