I’ve been seeing quite a lot of Bostig conversions for sale recently, I’ve never driven one, but I’m starting to like the idea more and more. Too bad I live in California and can’t have one here. Here’s a very nice looking 1987 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper with a Bostig conversion that was posted up for sale in Minnesota on The Samba and MN craigslist yesterday. This van has 191k on the body, 20k on the Bostig Ztec motor, 60k on the transmission rebuild, 30k on tie rods, control arm bushings, ball joints and shocks, 20k on a new 3 window tent and has 0 seam rust. I think the asking price might be a bit on the high side, but I’m not sure how much this van fetch in this region. I’d say at least $17k. Any guesses?
The Bostig Zetec 2.0 engine is a much easier install than a Subaru. Bostig Engineering in Boston is where it all started. The staff there really stands by their product with 100% support. The people east of the Mississippi River goes for the Zetec and west of the river people go for the Subie.
I have one in my 85 Westie and love it for 6 years now. I never had a problem with my van. I installed it myself. When people see the motor in the back they are so impressed. They say, It looks like it was meant to be there. Very clean, neat and organized.