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1990 Volkswagen Doka Syncro Tristar

A few months back we featured a few VW T3 Dokas here and here, and yet another one has cropped up for sale on The Samba, this one relatively cheaper than what we have seen lately:

1990 Volkswagen Syncro Tristar on The Samba

The seller states:

1990 Syncro Tristar 2.1 wbx

Yes, a 4 door, 4 wheel drive Volkswagen pickup truck, one of only 500 ever made. The Tristar is the top of the line in the doublecabs. It’s easy to make a Tristar more off road capable, but very difficult to turn a regular doublecab into a Tristar loaded with following options in addition to other Tristar standard options:

factory sunroof
factory anti lock brakes
factory fog lights
antenna in windshield
rear window defrost
power windows, locks, mirrors
aftermarket cruise
H4 headlights
headlight washers
power steering
factory tow hitch
sliding rear windows
factory rear bench seat belts for three
locking rear differential

Truck has dents, scratches, and other exterior blemishes. Repaint or not. Very little rust. Driveshaft is currently in place and vibration free. Titled and registered in California. Comes with spare vinyl rear bench, great for dogs or messy kids.

Price does not include the 16″ rims as shown. Truck will come with stock 14″ rims/tires to match stock 4:86 transmission. I have some 15″ Ronal rims which would look great on this truck and would still match standard gearing. Optional higher price of $17,900 will include a fresh rebuilt 5:43 drivetrain w/ rear locker , decoupler and front locker (three knob setup) 16″ rims w/ 225/75/16 tires as shown, coilover suspension. New 2.1 motor was installed in Germany, runs strong.

Rare opportunity to own a great driving practical collectable that turn heads ! This rare truck will hold it’s value over time. Offered for a bargain price because of the dents which can easily be pulled out. Almost no seam rust which is very common in doublecabs. Sorry, no trades, serious buyers only please.

While I’m not a truck person, these things have that similar basic appeal that draws me to the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen. Someone out there is sure to snap this Doka up at this price and it will more than likely soldier on for many years to come.



  1. Modified volkswagen
    Modified volkswagen September 21, 2010

    I have never seen one of these before – thought I had seen all volkswagens!

  2. Miossec
    Miossec December 30, 2010

    Guten Tag,
    Ich habe soeben Ihre Anzeige für das tristardoka von 1990 gefunden oder bin Sie in Deutschland für kann sein, es lors zu sehen d eine professionelle Reise er scheine mir sehr auf den Fotos gut unterhalten. Welches ist der Tarif und kennt es wirbt Ihnen für die Papiere für einen Verkauf in Frankreich?
    Danke für Ihre Rückkehr.
    Sehr herzlich.

    Miossec Gerald

  3. M.Dietrich
    M.Dietrich January 19, 2011

    Hallo, haben sie den Tristar schon verkauft? Und wen nicht, was soll er kosten?

    MfG M.Dietrich

  4. Paul Dnovan
    Paul Dnovan March 11, 2011

    Love your site. If you ever have Dokas / other Volkswagon pickups for sale in the Northwest for unde $15K please let me know asap. Thanks,

    What other sites should I keep an eye on?

    Thanks Paul

  5. Garth Whelen
    Garth Whelen June 6, 2011

    I’m a familiar fan of the Samba, currently the proud owner of wolfie, an ’89 Vanagon, and I’ve been on the hunt for a synchro-DOKA, or something equivalent. Is this one still for sale? I’m interested in getting in touch with the seller to ask a bit more about it.

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