1967 Baja. The build was started in the mid eighties by the original owner and I completed in 2011. Custom built 1835, custom heads, Weber carbs, built bus transmission, MSD ignition, K&N filter, K&N sand filter, custom oil cooler, complete custom cage, link pin suspension, adjustable Fox gas shocks up front, custom built tubular front suspension, custom wiring, four adustable gas Fox shocks in rear, all shocks have remote reserivores, Sway Away axles, custom modified. Custom axles. Sand Blaster tires, 5 point harness. Way too many modifications to list. This baja is set up for racing or baja competition. It is currently being used as my grocery getter. Hundreds of hours went into this build. This baja is a throw back to the eighties with all period correct parts. With under 300 miles on this baja, I guess you can say its a bit of a time capsule as well
1964 SO33 Sub hatch. This bus has been sitting in a barn for almost 30 years. Original 1500cc motor, original transmission. 88K original miles. Original Westfalia rack. Original tent, unopened. With all poles. The interior in this bus is in excellent condition. The bus has the original floor mat in the cargo area. Original glass milk bottle. Original curtains. Original hammock. The tent has never been used. It is in mint condition. All original upholstery. One repaint. Six volt. With the exception of one exterior repaint, This bus is completely original. Has all the rare camping accessories. This is a Euro delivery. Originally this bus was delivered to Germany. Then shipped over to the states. Rare factory Turkis green paint. (not often seen on subhatch campers). Floor is perfect. Dog legs perfect. Door is perfect. Including cargo doors. Battery tray is perfect. I am in the process of doing a preservation of this rare bus. As it is all original. It will be my intent to keep it original. Currently undergoing light restoration work. I will update with pictures of the progress of the build.
1964 SO 33 Sub Hatch - One of a Kind True Barn Find.
1967 Double factory door camper. 80k original miles. This bus was originally delivered to Hawaii.This bus was fully restored by the previous owner. 1641 engine. Free way flyer transmission. Dual carbs. This bus was stripped down to the bare shell, and repainted inside and out including the engine bay. All new door and window rubber. Restored camping windows. Too much to list. I am currently restoring the interior. I decided to update the wheels with 17 inch Escra Raider wheels. With low profile tires (see picture above). This bus came with most original camping interior. More pictures and info to come as the restoration progresses.
1967 Baja Race Car. Mint Time Capsule. One of the Best on the Planet.
1987 Vanagon Syncro Westfalia
Some Updated Pics of the Sub Hatch Restoration.
A Few of My Collection & Restorations in Progress.
Picked up this restored 66 Westfalia tintop euro delivery camper this summer. This van was for sale at a local car show in Oregon. The bus sat in garage for 23 years before its restoration. I am doing some finishing touches to this bus to bring it to the next level. Additional information to come
1966 Westfalia Tin Top Euro Delivery
Updated Pics Interior, Almost Complete
1967 Pro Touring Chevy Camaro - Complete Frame Off Nut & Bolt Rotisserie Restoration Show Quality
1967 Pro touring Camaro. Complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration done to show quality. No expense was spared. Well over 80k invested in the build. All receipts come with the car. This is a one of a kind build. 2400 miles on the car since the restoration. NEVER DRIVEN IN RAIN. This car started out as a completely rust free southern California car. The paint job was done by a local master painter with over 20 years of experience. Vintage Air, every thing is new, rebuilt, or has been refinished. This is essentially a brand new car. The quality of work and craftsman ship is second to none. The car retains the classic appearance both with the body and interior but with super car performance. This car was set up for over all handling and performance. The pictures speak for them selves.
Engine - Balanced and blue printed 350 four bolt main. Around 500 hp. Steel crank, polished and ported heads, Comp cam, roller rockers Team G intake, quick flow 750 cfm carb, Headman ceramic coated headers, custom aluminum valve covers, K&N air filter, Billet Specialties V Track serpentine pulley system, MSD ignition and coil, electronic ignition. The engine was recently tuned by my mechanic who is a champion dirt track driver. Polished aluminum alternator, AC and power steering pump.
Transmission - Richmond 5 speed with Hurst shifter, heavy duty drive line and clutch.
Paint / Body - Absolutely show quality Cortez Silver paint. Laser strait body. Fully painted and detailed undercarriage to show quality. Mini tubs, steel cowl induction hood, shaved fire wall. All new glass, chrome trim, bumpers, emblems, grill, brake and blinker lenses, locks, mirror, door handles ect. Correct paint in the trunk (the under carriage looks as good as the top of the car as seen in the pictures).
Interior - (Every thing is new) New dash, door and interior panels, headliner, front and rear seats, carpet, seat betls, custom full set of Velocity gauges, all new knobs, interior trim, steering wheel, fasteners ect.
Exhaust - Headman ceramic coated headers, custom 3 inch dual exhaust, Dual Flow masters.
Cooling - Custom racing aluminum radiator, electric fan.
Rear end - Narrowed Moser 12 bolt posi, Moser axles, Detroit locker, 3.08 gear ratio.
Brakes & Suspension - Baer four wheel disc brakes, cross drilled rotors, four piston calipers, proportioning valve, Hydra Tech hydraulic brake assist conversion w/ steel braided fuel lines. Detroit Speed tubular front suspension with fully adjustable coil over shocks, sub frame connectors, Koni shocks rear, Detroit Speed steering rack.
Wheels and Tires - Foose Ascott billet aluminum 20x10 rear, 20x9 front. Toyo 295/30 ZR 20's rear, 235/35ZR 19's front. Wheels and tires cost over $5,000
Stereo - There is no stereo deck. This stereo is set up for a i pod for a clean look. High end hidden speakers up front, high end 6x9's in rear factory location. High end amp and cross over with EQ hidden in trunk. Custom built speaker box fit to trunk perfectly. 12 inch JL Audio sub woofer. This is a top of the line stereo, professionally installed that cost over $4,000.
Other - Vintage Air A/C & heater, custom gauges. Aluminum gas tank.
This was a frame off nut and bolt rotisserie show quality restoration. One of the nicest 67 Camaro's in the country hands down. The goal of this build was to keep the look of the car clean and simple, not over the top like so many other resto mods I have seen. This car was built to perform like a super car but with the timeless looks of a classic muscle car. The mini tubs coupled with the narrowed Moser rear end and wide 20x10 rear wheels gives this car a awesome stance not to mention great handling. I tried to be thorough with my description but know there is much I left out. Way to much to list
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100%Original Paint 64 Mouse Grey Walk Thru Standard Micro Bus
1964 Mouse Grey Standard Micro Bus Walk- Through 100% OG Paint.... No Really this Bus has 100% OG paint.... Professionaly installed irs, no reguction boxes, narrowed front beam by Wagens West. Never restored, resprayed or touched up. All Original interior in excellent condition. The headliner is in excellent condition. Only thing that has been changed in the interior is the seats were recently redone. I plan on reupholstering the seats to the og style it came with new. Rebuilt 1600cc dual port. Safari windows, factory 6 pop out windows. The bus is super solid. Rust in front floor corners and outer cargo door floor area. The body is exceptionally solid as verified by the og paint. My plan with this van is to do a preservation restoration on this van. I plan on having the floor rust repaired, seats redone to factory style and possibly changing out the the narrowed front end with a stock width beam. The narrowed front beam was built by a well known VW shop (Wagens West). The bus rides and handles awesome with the narrowed front beam, I just prefer the look of the stock width front beam. I have never seen a split window van that has 100% og paint in this kind of original condition. All factory original and correct front middle and rear seats.
I just finished a preservation of this van December 2015.
Mint Condition Survivor... Museum quality UNRESTORED 1974 tin top Riviera with very rare factory Riviera camping tent. 27k miles on rebuilt original numbers matching motor, updated to hydraulic valves. Mint original interior. I have every receipts from 1978 to 2015 in chronological order in a binder. The bus has its original sales contract and window sticker. This bus was bought new by John Shamburg at Carter Motors in Seattle Washington at a cost of $5355.00 on July 29th of 1974. Included is the business card of the sales man (Don Hansen) who sold John the Riviera, original window sticker, sales contract, original cancelled check, and all owners manuals. The van has only been driven sparingly since new and ALWAYS Garaged. This van has only 117k (FULLY DOCUMENTED) original miles. Absolutely ZERO RUST!!! The van looks looks like it just rolled of the show room floor in 1974 say for a few rock ships, minor nicks ect. The previous owners were meticulous when it came to the maintenance and general care and preservation of the van. Garaged since new, no really, garaged since new... One key fits all locks. Stored for many years. Runs, drives, perfect. One of the best, if not the best original Rivieras in the country.
Mint Museum Quality 1978 Westfalia in Showroom Condition. One Owner 116k OG Documented Miles. One of the Best in the World!
Purchased new under the Euro delivery program on February 17th 1978 from Westfalia Werke's in Wiendebrueck Germany. The original purchase price according to the window sticker was $10,432.01 usd. Mint Condition, 1 owner, museum quality 1978 Westfalia euro delivery with original paint!!! Factory AC van. Very rare automatic. New 2 liter fuel injected hydraulic valve motor, rebuilt automatic transmission (I have all records). This van was also ordered with the California emissions and still retains its original plaque next to the original Westfalia serial number sticker. I love driving the automatic late model Westy's, there is nothing like it...Mint interior (all original). Original German plates, mint Westfalia tent, original title, original manuals, paperwork and all accessories! Original window sticker and tourist delivery window sticker from Germany!!! I picked this van up from the original owner who bought this van in Germany new under the euro delivery program. She is now 97 and can no longer drive the van. Before I bought the van the original owner brought it to the shop and had them do what ever repairs it needed to drive cross country. This was important to her for the new owner to not have to do any work to the van. The repair shop just did over $2000 in work within the last month to make it "cross country road trip ready". The original owner traveled across Germany in 1978 for several months, then had the van shipped back to Washington where it stayed. The van has been garaged since 1978 and was treated like a member of the family. This van has only 116k fully documented original miles. I have a stack of over 100 pages of maintenance records in chronological order since 1979. This van recently had a brand new motor installed by a professional air cooled VW shop at around 98k miles. The new motor cost over $4000. Absolutely ZERO RUST!!! The van was stored for many years, started up and driven every couple weeks to keep seals fresh. Runs, drives, perfect. One of the best, If not the best original Westfalias in existence.
1965 21 Window Deluxe. I just picked this up November 4th of 2016. Super excited to have another 21 window in my collection. This van went through a complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration and has been driven less than 300 miles since its restoration 8 years ago. Killer Stance, IRS, nice stereo, built right.... The bus is 98% done. I am going to finish up the restoration and keep it in the West Coast Samba collection.
Fully Restored 1965 21 Window Deluxe.
1987 Westfalia Syncro. Low mile one owner, original paint, near show room condition survivor. Factory A/C and rear locker. I picked this van up from the original elderly owner who purchased it new. This van has lived its inter life in North West Washington. This van has been in the same family since new. The original owner had never taken the Syncro off road. The van has been garaged from the day it was purchased in 1987. The van is in mint near showroom condition. The van was always meticulously maintained and babied. (All records included) by the original owner, and myself. The original paint is absolutely stunning and 100% original as is the mint interior. Of all of the Vanagons I have seen or owned this is by far the best of the best. Because this van was garaged and very rarely driven in the rain there is no absolutely no rust. The van only had 148k original miles on it when I purchased it. The van now has 153,500 miles. The van was completely stock when I bought it. I had Small Car performance install a 2011 Subaru Impreza motor with 19k miles. The motor was pulled out of a wrecked car, I did save the Subaru emblem of the donor car and install it on the rear hatch of the Vanagon for good luck. All work was done by Small Car Performance, the best shop in the North West and one of the best in the country in my opinion. I have all documentation and receipts for the motor conversion and all work that is listed below. The motor conversion was over $15k alone... Clean car fax that documents ownership history.
I built this van to be able to be able to go any where in the world and live in it. My Plan was to put it in a shipping container and travel the world with the van. This is a all out expedition rig. No expense was spared. Thousands of dollars and countless man hours have gone into this build. It was important to me to keep the van clean looking. I chose not to mount huge bumpers, jacks bolted on the bumper, shovels, gas cans, and the kitchen sink, ect. to the van.... I wanted to keep the lines and the look of the van clean, For example I mounted the High Lift jack behind the driver seat / B pillar. The bracket bolt directly to the upper seat belt mounting mount. The jack is also secured to the floor with a single bolt for quick access. The jack is completely out of the way even when the passenger seat is swiveled to the rear.
Paint and Body - 100% Original paint, never touched up or wrecked. Garaged since 1987. Rarely ever driven in rain since new. The paint is in exceptional near mint showroom condition. Perfect original chrome front and rear bumpers. 100% Rust free.
Interior- The interior is in MINT condition and is completely original. Perfect seats, upholstery, dash, carpets, interior panels, ect. Go Westy heavy duty rubber mats cover the pristine original carpets. Factory dual swivel seats.
Pop Top- Near mint original canvas. The upper bunk upholstery is mint. Yakima rack with canoe/kayak carrier, Thule storage pod (not pictured). Multiple Yakima rack mounting plates on the pop top. The fiberglass pop top is in exceptional condition and still retains its original gel coat.
Other- Original window sticker, alll records and receipts for the build and from the original owner, as well as every brochure and factory manual is included. All tables, curtains, jack, ect included.
***The work listed below was done by Small Car less than 3500 miles ago. All receipts and documentation are included.
-2011 Subaru motor with 19k miles, 180+ hp, fly by wire, Subaru power steering, computer ecu, A/C compressor ect...
- The motor conversion was installed by SMALL CAR in Tacoma, these guys are the best in my opinion, not cheap, but the best.....
- Subaru AC compressor coupled with my ultra rare dealer installed BAER AC (there is AC vents in the front dash unlike most other Vanagons were the AC vent are in the back of the vehicle. The Baer AC system is far superior to that of the factory VW AC.
- Stainless steel coolant pipes
- Stainless steel complete exhaust system and header
- New radiator
- All new high performance coolant hoses
- Aluminum oil pan by Small Car
- Aluminum bell housing by small car
- New decoupler by Darly at AA transaxle (installed by Small Car)
- New rear locker and decoupler actuator knobs.
- Swepco differential and transmission oil.
- Shift linkage/transmission bushings.
- New heavy duty clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing.
- All fuel and vacuum lines.
**Much more not listed
- New wheel bearings
- New brakes
- Hidden kill switch/anti theft device
- Pioneer CD player with remote. Custom speakers.
- Heavy duty Go Westy interior rubber mats
- Burley spare tire carrier. (This is the cleanest and best engineered of all of the tire carriers).
- New pop top seal
- 5k miles on Rebuilt transmission by Daryl at AA Transaxle with updated 3rd and 4th gears (receipt included). The transmission is geared perfectly for the over size tires.
- Two inch Go Westy lift.
- Custom mounted high lift jack with custom built mounting brackets.
- Four wheel alignment.
- Complete maintenance/repair log book and fuel mileage log from 1987-2000. Every time the van was fuled up or repaired it was logged in a book as well as the MPG per tank of gas.
- Ultra rare Audi UR S4/S6 15x7.5 wheels with matching spare. The color of the centers is a blueish silver with polished outer lips.
- Longer wheel studs for alloy rims.
- BFG All Terrain KO 235/75/15. 95% tread
- Go Westy heavy duty front skid plate
- Painted engine brackets
- Completely repainted and resealed propane tank
- Custom built heavy duty two inch receiver hitch with removable support bar that bolts to the rear cross member for optimal strength when towing.
- Trailer light hook up.
- Lobro heavy duty axles and u-joints.
- Custom fitted Sky Jacker shocks (mostly found on lifted trucks)
- Heavy duty 12 volt to 110 power inverter with heavy duty auxiliary battery and solenoid isolator.
- South African head light grill with h4 head lights and heavy duty relay.
- Updated "Euro" faucet
- Custom fabricated heavy duty aluminum awning brackets with gussets.
- Norseman Awning. Color coordinated to the van (Dark blue, light blue, and grey). Exceptional quality.
- Yakima swing away bike rack (clears spare tire and carrier).
I built this van in defiance to the over priced, under powered, and unreliable builds from Go Westy. This van is better in almost every way than the Go Westy vans selling for 80 to 100k+. There are so very few mint original survivors out there. The reason this van appealed to me is its 100% original (original paint, interior, ect). The Syncro is in near show room original condition. What you see is what you get, unlike the many "restored" vans with many hidden problems and rust lurking under neath there new paint job that are currently on the market. This is a no stories van. I have over 3 years invested in this build. There is less than 3500 miles on the van since I did all the work listed above. This is the best of the best. It would be difficult if not impossible to find a Syncro Westfalia in this kind of original condition with all the upgrades this van has. I did a lot of "home work" and precisely planned out the build. I only went with the best manufactures, mechanics, and parts. There are many one of features to this van. My favorite part of the van is the clean uncluttered, understated look the van has. Vanagons are not the most attractive vehicles to begin with, especially when you start bolting on every accessory known to man kind on it.This is a very nice looking vehicle in my opinion. The van has NEVER been abused and ALWAYS garaged by both the original owner and my self.