1989 Volkswagen DoKa Syncro “Jagdwagen”

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Here’s an interesting dive into Volkswagen T3 history. We’ve seen special camping editions and even Tristar DoKas, but this green monster came with a special options list Volkswagen deemed the “Jagdwagen” (“Hunter”) package. It was never released as a real model, but reportedly 12 were made in this spec, which includes a full exterior cage, winch, spot light, gun rack and side gun drawer and rear bucket seats. The Jagdwagen options commanded an extra ~$11k over the already-pricey DoKa Syncro.

This example is one of a reported four in North America and features a TDI engine from a MkIV Jetta. Besides a few exterior scuffs, it looks to be in good shape and has received some attention like new bumpers to keep it looking spiffy.

Click for details: 1989 Volkswagen DoKa Syncro Jagdwagen on eBay

Year: 1989
Model: T3 DoKa Syncro Jagdwagen
Engine: 1.9 liter turbodiesel inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 131,293 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Worldwide Vintage Autos is proud to present this 1989 VOLKSWAGEN SYNCHRO Jagdwagen 1 of 12! 4×4 Rare!


– Front and rear differential locks

-Civilian roll out arms case.


-Roll cage.

-Gun drawer in the tresor.

-Spare wheel carrier behind cabin

-Schamueler winch.

-Spot light in front and rear.

-Mostly original paint in dark green.

-MB CLK wheels.


-Sliding windows at the rear


-Four seats.


-Gowesty Sync-Roll-O-Meter.

-Kenwood head unit.

-Cabela’s Trailgear seat covers.


-5:43 ring and pinion.

-Jetta ALH turbo diesel.

-Rebuilt transmission.

-ECU checked and verified.


-Imperfections in the paint.

Besides the hopelessly badass exterior, I love the 4-person seating arrangement and the modern TDI engine should help it power through the bush as you hunt for the best camping spot. The Mercedes CLK wheels are a perfect fit; every T3 should wear them. Considering recent Doka Syncro prices, I’m sure the seller is looking for more than $20k. Whoever gets to rock this Jagdwagen next, they’re going to get a lot of thumbs-up from normal folks and VW fanatics. God help the new owner if they pass anyone that actually knows what a Jagdwagen is, as they may have to put that full cage to use fighting off the SyncroZombies.


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  1. I have talked trash on these before, but this one looks the business.

  2. The seller says it’s priced at $67,900 at their dealer so reserve is probably close to that. You’d think if they’re going to ask pie-in-the-sky money for this thing they’d at least try to spell “Synchro” correctly. In a similar vein there always seem to be a couple ads floating around for $100k “Westphalia Synchros.” Oddly…they never sell.

    I find it curious that this truck has power windows and mirrors. These are very rarely seen on Dokas, even TriStars (the Carat of the Doka world). I wonder if it came from the factory so equipped or if they were added after the fact. I’d also want to confirm that it’s a factory Jagdwagen, not an aftermarket conversion. Info on identifying its factory origins can be found here:

  3. Pablo Sanchez Lejandro Marquez

    I’d feel silly driving this green pepper because of the chopsticks on the outside and the price on the inside. Aye caramba

    I’d wire $60,000 pesos to a restomodded Power Wagon with a charcoal chomping Cummins.


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