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T25 Westy with Subaru 3.0 for sale

Postby GDT1 » 12 Jan 2020, 19:54

One of the best T25 Westfalia Campervans in the UK. This has been my pride and joy for the past 5 years, and has been gradually modified and improved during my ownership resulting in a fabulous van that retains the "cool" factor of a classic VW, but drives with the characteristics of a modern van, and with the smooth power and torque of the Subaru H6 engine.
Originally a 2.0 air-cooled engine was fitted, but even with twin Dellorto cars it became clear that there was insufficient power to keep up with modern traffic. I considered a 2.0 Subaru engine initially, but research concluded that the extra power and refinement of the flat six boxer engine would be optimal. I was lucky to discover an engine with only 7000 miles powering a Subaru Outback at a Subaru specialist in Chesterfield, and snapped that up for the conversion.
All conversion and mechanical work has been done professionally by Robert McKenna at V-Worx in Ayr.
The van is completely rust free, and everything works as it should.
It is left hand drive, as all genuine Westies of this vintage are. If you are not used to LHD vehicles, it initially feels odd but soon becomes second nature.

A summary of the work done follows:

Subaru 3.0 H6 engine (208bhp), with custom fabricated and powder coated engine support bars, header tank, and custom stainless steel exhaust.

The van is serviced annually, with oil and filter changes performed regardless of mileage, which averages 2000 miles per year.

New radiator and piping to convert to water cooled configuration.

New petrol tank and pipework.

Subaru STI 6 speed manual gearbox. This has a limited slip differential and has been modified with Subarugears components to sit a
In a reversed configuration. The gearing has also been adjusted to match the engine optimally.

Larger diameter front disc brakes, and rear disc conversion. A more powerful servo and T4 brake system has been installed. This bus brakes like no other T25!

1.5" GoWesty lift springs and new dampers. New ball joints and all worn suspension bushes replaced.

Westfalia towbar with electrics.

New half shafts and CV joints.

Electric power steering conversion by Lite-Steer.

Externally, there is no rust whatsoever. The vulnerable parts have been professionally rust proofed by Preserve and Protect in Johnstone. Wheel arch liners and VW mud flaps have been fitted.

Truck wing mirrors have been fitted to replace the inadequate stock mirrors.


Everyone knows that Westfalia make the best Camper interiors, and they are built to last.
3-way Electrolux fridge (works on Lpg, 12v, or mains power). I replaced the noisy original cooling fan with a virtually silent computer fan for restful sleeping.

Lpg powered blown-air interior heating (Propex).

CVC pop-top lift assist struts, to allow effortless elevation even with load bars fitted.

Artificial rain gutters fitted to pop-top and Thule bars included.

270 Fiamma F35 Pro pull-out awning included in sale (removed for winter)

Vango Airbeam driveway awning included in sale.

Mains leads, and levelling blocks included. CVC pop-top thermal wrap, and window thermal blinds included.

Alpine stereo with Bluetooth hands free calling.

Solar powered extractor fan in skylight.

Sleeps 4 people. Two on the rock and roll bed, and two above in the pop-top.

Seating and seat belts fitted for 5 people.

£21500 ono

Located in Glasgow

Link to Gumtree ad below for pics

VW T25 Westfalia Camper with Subaru 3.0 conversion,
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