1986 Volkswagen Westfalia Syncro with Subaru 2.5L

Running & Driving Syncro

Here is your chance to pick up a partially restored Syncro for a great deal! It is equipped with the 5 speed transmission that has the rear locker.  The van started as a tin top and was converted by Peace Vans in Washington where it had the 2008 Subaru 2.5L installed and the pop-top conversion. Other upgrades listed below. 


  • Engine: Subaru 2.5L Compression test completed and engine is strong.
  • Bumpers: Upgraded Van Cafe Bumpers
  • Shower: Go Westy Road Shower
  • Charging System: Luggage rack solar, Noco Genius trickle charger, 2nd house battery. Victron BMS.
  • Stereo: Upgraded with rear 6×9’s
  • Wheels: Upgraded to 16″
  • Awning: ARB Awning with case.
  • Mirrors: Upgraded to Truck Mirrors.
  • Lighting: South African Grill 
  • Heating: Propex HS2211 
  • Cluster: Scan Gauge Upgrade.
  • Battery: New Main Battery
  • Interior Conversion: Westfalia used upholstery and cabinets installed.
  • Assist Struts for Pop-Top. 
  • Pop-Top: Conversion done right from tin top to factory roof pop-top.
  • Swivel Seats: Added to both sides. 
  • Suspension: Burley Upper Control Arms Upgraded
  • 12V Fridge 
  • Tin-Top to Pop-Top Conversion
  • Automatic Transmission to Syncro Conversion with Locker

The Bad

  • The paint and body work has not been a priority on this van and it could really use it. 
  • Starter is interment and should be upgraded to a Hi Torque Starter.
  • Restoration is older and not recent.
  • Fridge not installed.
  • Windshield cracked.
  • No Headbanger cabinet
  • Utility boxes not installed.
  • The Subaru 2.5L engine is not allowed to be registered in California.