Ready for an epic road trip, this is a 1976 VW T2 Westfalia with the Subaru engine conversion and new transmission. You can enjoy this amazing classic with the benefits of adequate horsepower and excellent gas mileage.
See the Busaru website to learn about the VW bus Subaru engine conversion: here /
This bus was purchased 4 years ago in Tucson and its body shows as it's almost rust free. It has been garaged since I brought it to NY last September.
We just took it out for a 1500 mile trip this summer and this bus is going strong. The cooling system works great - the temp sensor doesn't budge over 190 degrees.
Here I am on August 22nd going over a mountain pass in New Hampshire at 45 - 50 MPH, fully loaded. For comparison, I could never get it over 30mph uphill, fully loaded with the original VW engine. YOUTUBE: here
Here are some details:
• Complete Subaru Busaru Conversion here / (an estimated $10,000 conversion)• '91 Subaru Legacy Engine with 80k on it• Rancho transmission with only 1500 miles on it• ARB Awning - here Water cooled system - belly mounted radiator according to Busaru specs• New Michelin Defender Tires purchased in May - approx 1500 miles on them.• Modern Kenwood radio with CD, aux input, USB• Sony sound system speakers
Everything is converted according to Busaru specifications with a 1991 Subaru Legacy EJ25 with only 80k miles on it. Last year, the engine was inspected and the timing was adjusted by an import specialist.
We refinished the entire interior with new panelling and replaced the floor with eco-friendly cork.
The fabric is in great condition, the canvas top was replaced a few years ago. This bus also comes with a one year old ARB awning ($500 new).
I tested the stove, kitchen, fridge power outlets when I purchased it and everything worked. However, I have not used any of these things lately as I prefer to use a portable camping stove and use the icebox and sink for storage.
We removed the auxiliary battery during the conversion. Right now the air intake sits where the aux battery used to be (see pic). Of course you can probably put another aux battery back in there or under the back seat.
Recent repairs:• New left front caliper brake• New rear brake shoes and cylinders• New thermostat in engine• New horn
Things that it doesn't have and things that need repair:• It doesn't have air conditioning• It doesn't have heat (You can easily install heat from the radiator hose)• Windshield washer pump needs to be repaired - but I just clean the windshield at the gas station. • Turn signal canceling ring could use some adjustment. Works sometimes, other times I just do it manually.• As mentioned above - Aux power system is not hooked up.
Please note that this vehicle is being sold as is and no returns or refunds are accepted. If something happens during transport the buyer is responsible for fixing it!
I'll post more details soon! In the meantime, please ask any questions you may have!
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||2362048595||Mileage:||11000|
|Body Type:||Van Camper||Make:||Volkswagen|
|Fuel Type:||Gasoline||Engine:||Subaru EJ25|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Exterior Color:||Green||Vehicle Type:||Bus|
|Interior Color:||Green||Vehicle Year:||1976|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Year of Manufacture:||1976|