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1987 Westfalia Camper, Suburu Conversion 33.5K OBO Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2632959
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1987 Westfalia Camper, Suburu Conversion 33.5K OBO   Price: 33,500
1987 VW Westfalia Camper Van Subaru Conversion
33.5K OBO

This has been my companion and family camper since 2006. We’re very sad to see her go, but it's not practical for us anymore. I hope to find someone with the passion to maintain and continue to restore and upgrade as desired. Runs great! The upgrades have been mostly mechanical rather than accessory or cosmetic, so a lot of potential to restore an already well-maintained classic fully. It is currently registered as a Special Purpose vehicle and has been driven only occasionally since the new transmission was installed.

Current Mileage: 239667
-50,984 miles on Suburu engine
- 5,838 miles on new transmission

Recent work, upgrades, features and work history (not an exhaustive list) :
Oil change + service
Replaced fuel filler neck breather pipe/vent tube- Precision Motor Cars
Replaced passenger side mirror (Powered mirrors)
Repaired cracked header pipe on exhaust (apparently this is a commonly needed repair from Suburu conversions)

Prior Repairs/Upgrades

Regularly maintained at Precision Motor Car in Portland,OR.

4/2015– 2.5L ’11 Suburu Engine installed w 26K miles (odo at 207661) Second Subaru engine since conversion.

7/2013 Small Car Performance in Tacoma, WA: Subaru Conversion- ’08 Subaru Impreza 2.5
2.5L, Mileage at conversion: 188683

New transmission from German Transaxle in Bend, OR 2017 Mileage @ new tranny: 233829

Auxiliary battery kit
Battery charger (for voltage maintenance when the car is sitting for longer periods)
Purchased in Jan 2006 in SoCal
The original interior is in good shape, and normal wear, seats are very comfortable!
Very minimal rust on the exterior, paint in good shape, minor cosmetic issues
Manual transmission
Upgraded wheels/tires 16” wheels
Detailing from Gallagher’s Auto Spa August 2023, interior + exterior
New alternator belt
Tire alignment and rotation
Fuel line replacement
Transmission oil leak fixed
Muffler replaced
Transmission removed and sent to GT to be warrantied
Adjustments to transmission- extend rod, replace ball & socket.
All rear CV boots & joints replaced
New horn ring
New rear bumper and caps
Front heater valve and heater cable adjustment
Fan switch replaced
Repair clutch pedal
Replace crank sensor
Skylight upgrade
Rebuilt refrigerator
Water pump replaced
Headlights replaced
New Wheel Package 16” upgrade
Tinted Windows
New odometer
New stereo/speakers
Folding cup holders
Swing out table
Swivel passenger seat

Prior to Subaru conversion maintained at A & P Specialities, Halsey's

Total repairs since 2006: Over $40,000
Repair invoices are available.

Chains, unused
Oscillating Fans- clip on, plug into dash lighter
Custom fitted sheet for bottom fold-out bed cushions
Water filter + hose for water tank
Car cover (2022) in great shape
Go Westy baseball cap and cup coozies :)
Dash visor (Star Wars)

SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE. This means you’ve done research already, and know that this is the exact kind of vehicle you want.

No resellers. No trades.

Please be in touch to schedule a time to talk, then we can schedule a time for us to show you the car. I

Peace- Jamie
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