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    Keeping its Value

    Hi All - Im thinking of purchasing a 1967 splitie but the engine inside is from a Sabaru - all the rest of the van is of genuine parts and stunning. Would this make a significant difference to value when I sell it? If so any ideas how much an original engine would be to bring it all back to original? Thanks for any advise

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    Ruined..... It could be easy or evil to restore so you need an expert eye cast over it and can of worms does not begin to describe it.....
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    Evelyn Beatrice Hall (28 September 1868 13 April 1956)

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    How much for a genuine recon engine - van itself is mint and engine was put in for a specific purpose - just thinking about down the line costs

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    Can of worms Crasher, explain?

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    https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=...31.hCgc54_fcg0


    If it has a Subaru water cooled unit fitted you are going to need more than just a recon engine, you will need EVERYTHING which you can’t just buy off the shelf as a built unit and as you dig deeper and open the metaphorical can, you will expose the hypothetical worms, that is to say whatever a really experienced T1 restorer listed down on a thorough visual inspection would be the tip of the proverbial iceberg, so to speak. All the parts you need are available at a cost but the list will be huge and it will not be one list, rather a series of lists. If the vehicle is a valuable model such as a Westfalia camper or multi window Kombi and the structure sound it could be worth it as really top notch late T1’s can hit 40k but building a convincing “B” code engine as fitted to the 67 from scratch could cost 5k just in parts. I rebuilt a B in a 1970 Ghia a few years back and that cost 3.5k and I had an original installation to work from, you will have nothing!
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