Ok guys, the rumors are true, Sandy is for sale. But don't worry, big things are in works for Vanajeros. But first things first, we need to get Sandy sold. So if you are looking for a bad ass van, or know anyone looking for a bad ass van, hit us up.
Here are the deets:
Asking 25k OBO
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1985 Wolfsburg Westy SUBARU 2.5 Price: 25k
I am the second owner, bought it a little over 2 years ago from an older gentleman in northern Minnesota. He used it as summer getaway van for trips to Colorado, and kept it garaged all winter. He was the first owner.
(For those that don't know) I bought it for a trip down to South America and did a lot of work on it in preparation for the adventure. I knew the original 1.9 engine would have to be updated, and after a lot of research, decided on a Subaru 2.5 out of a 2003 Outback, mounted with Rocky Mountain Westy's kit paired with a harness done by Tom Shiels (the harness guru).
Unfortunately, we blew a piston in Ecuador and cracked the block due to a combination of dirty gas, low oil, and Andean mountain passes. Big bummer.
After five months of problem solving we sourcing a new block and piston assembly (2008) and valves from Washington, we had the heads professionally re-manufactured with the new valves and had it professionally pieced all together. When doing this, we also installed a new clutch, new timing belt, tensioner and idlers, new water pump, new head gaskets and seals. All this work was done about 5-6k miles ago (we shipped the van home). That means the engine is practically new.
Before the drive down we had installed (six months of use):
1.5" Lift Springs
Bigger Break Kit (Front) and new rear pads
New Master Cylinder
5 16" GW Rims w BFGoodrich All Terrains (back two need to be replaced soon)
Heavy Duty Porche Axles and CV Boots
GW Bumpers w Spare Tire Carrier and Swing Away System
New Fuel Lines and Tank
New Cooling System (Rad, SS Pipes, and hoses)
New Steering Rack
2 AUX Batteries (100 amp deep cycle and 45 amp deep cycle)
1500 Watt Inverter
High Power Headlight Relay and H4 bulbs
GW 3 Window Tent w Snap on GW Rainfly
2 sets of Poptop Struts (removable, for when the rocket box is removed or empty)
Yakima Roof Rack (three bar)
Yakima Skybox Pro 18 (big, but in Minnesota)
Windows professionally tinted in Arizona (helps with heat and security)
Pioneer Stereo w mini amp, 6" speakers up front and 4" in back
New Front window Seals
Sliding Door Screen, Rear Hatch Screen, Front Window Screens
***I am having the interior completely reupholstered by SewFine, should be done in a week or two.***
The body is straight with a very minor indent on the rear passenger pillar. There is some seam rust but it has developed only in the last year and shouldn't be too hard to take care of. I would do it, but haven't because I had been planning on doing a full respray and figured it would make sense to have it all done at the same time. The paint is original and the clear coat has been peeling in some areas.
The underside has no rust whatsoever.
With the new engine and long list of upgrades, this van is adventure ready with a long life ahead of it.
Sleeps 4 adults.
Please don't hesitate to shoot us an email (Contact section, above) with any questions. I will post more photos tomorrow, and again when the interior is done.
The van is in Bozeman. Clean title.