Wow, almost a whole month since I’ve posted here. Sorry to the 1.5 people that follow my site. It’s been a busy and fun summer. At any rate, I finally came across a van I felt needed to be posted here. If you’re looking to jump into owning a Westy worth putting money into for years to come, here’s a great specimen. This 1990 VW Westfalia Multivan was posted up on The Samba just a few hours ago. So here we go. 176,000 miles on the chassis, no mention of the odometer being off or broken. The powerplant is a highly desired 1996 Subaru 2.2 Legacy engine installed in January 2009 at 136k, it’s smog legal in California too. If installed properly and maintained well, this is arguably the best engine swap someone can do on a Westy in California. Great bang for your buck, good gas mileage and very reliable. It’s likely that Van Cafe in Santa Cruz did the swap, but the seller doesn’t say. It appears Van Cafe did do the transmission rebuild about 40k miles ago. It looks super duper clean, comes with both jump seats (seatbelts for 7!) and a list of other new things and whatnots over the past few years. With any car, I’d be sure to do a Vin check on it. I’m not sure why sellers of vehicles like this don’t do the VIN checks themselves and offer the report to potential buyers for free? A $30 investment could go a long ways. If I didn’t have a Westy already, and was in the market to sepnd $15-$20k on one, this would be at the top of the list. The only thing I don’t like about these vans is the power locks and windows. I know people with these vans that carry the entire repair kit to fix these when they’re on the road, as the tubes and cables can often wear and break in the door jams.