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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro

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The last few months I’ve found myself examining all manner of Vanagons, from aged DoKas to pristine GoWesty Syncro Westfalias, but today’s 7-passenger Syncro is an interesting case. Aesthetically, it’s not all that, with some ill-fitting wheels and lackluster paint. Inside, the non-camping setup is contrary to my intended use. However, the Syncro 4WD is an awesome option box that usually comes with a huge price tag. It’s covered well under 100k miles, and has my favorite of all Vanagon grills, the South African quad-light setup. The asking price is a mere fraction of what most Syncros go for, making this all-terrain Vanagon a pretty decent deal and a solid starting point for the intrepid adventurer.

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Year: 1987
Model: Vanagon Syncro
Engine: 2.1 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 94,700 mi
Price: $16,900 Buy It Now

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Original california syncro ,been all the time in Califorina desert.” Here is for sale 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro 4X4, been taking care of the rust 1987 ONE OWNER by a family, has 94,700 miles, the paint is original, the interior look great, runs very good, the only problem is the paint is old never been paint, never been in accident, under carry looks original no rust, AC working, heater working all work, the van is free rust, the tires has about 85%, has two scratches in the body (I will attach a picture to show you), there is no leaking under the engine, I spent over $5,000 in the van form GOWESTY.COM. I have invoice. Serious buyers please don’t waste my time.

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I’d try to find more of the Carat wheels, of which a single rim is currently serving as the spare, and try to convert the interior into some sort of camping arrangement. Neither of those would be big asks in the thriving Vanagon community, and some cleaning up would render this Syncro bought in the teens could be worth at least double. For $15k or less, this is a great entry point into the 4WD Vanagon life, with many miles and stories ahead.


One Comment

  1. Brothers J
    Brothers J January 7, 2015


    Keep up the noble work of posting quality vans. You’re doing a good job. I hope a Syncro van is in my future. What a terrific vehicle. (There is a 2015 concept Transporter that looks good.)
    I haven’t commented on your many recent vans but I have been digging the series.


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