1959 SO23 Splitscreen project • Sale pending
|This Westy Splittyproject is a 1959 model so one of the first off the production line. The SO23 models even had their own official website by Westfalia (click here to view site) The van’s production date was on 31.3.59 it was then shipped out to the USA and lived it’s whole life there before being imported by us to the UK. The van's original colours were sealing wax red and beige grey.
This split screen van would need fully restoring, but bringing it back to its full originality is the least it deserves, being the rare beauty that it is. It needs inner and outer sills, jacking points, outriggers on both sides, and a high sill on the nearside, along with a few patches of welding. The front steps on both sides are not past saving but if fully restoring we would advise replacing these as well.
Unfortunately, it doesn't have its original SO23 Westfalia interior, but we can supply new LHD Devon interiors that are hand crafted (click here to see).
It comes with an engine but it's untested and currently doesn't turn over. With a rebuild however, you can get this baby back on the road and purring - there is also a gearbox in the van as well but this is also untested.
If you'd like us to restore it for you we can do just that - either back to its original look when new or customised to your specifications. If this is something you'd like to discuss please feel free to call us and we'll be happy to talk it through with you.
AND HERE'S WHAT IT COULD END UP LOOKING LIKE!