1990 Volkswagen T4 Syncro Diesel

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Our love of the T3 Vanagon Syncro has taken up significant blog space here, but sightings of T4s – called Eurovans, Transporters, or Caravelles – with Syncro are exceedingly rare. The only one I’d seen before this was an Executive Package Caravelle boasting private jet-like seating and lots of leather. Today’s T4 Transporter occupies the other end of the spectrum, with a stripped rear interior and metal separation wall behind the two front seats. Judging by the seller’s offer to install a refrigeration unit in the back for $7k, I’m going to guess that at some point it was used for cold transport. The lack of amenities are made up for by options never available in the US: panel sides, 4WD, and diesel power. I don’t need any “REEFER” capabilities (as the seller refers to it) installed, but I see a lot of potential for a go-anywhere camper with great privacy!

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Year: 1990
Model: Transporter
Engine: 2.4 liter diesel inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 180,000 mi
Price: No-reserve auction, $17,550 Buy It Now
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Very rare VW SYNCRO T4 (AWD) DIESEL, 5 SPEED (Factory) runs and drive beautifully, hard to find, have power steering, ABS brakes, new exhaust, good tires. Timing belt done 20k miles ago, purchased abroad in an estate, this was a ONE owner van.

I noticed that older Syncro (4sp/gas) are selling online for $40k +, this one is a diesel 5 speed a GREAT BUY!

Have scratches and dings and wear, but overall a very nice van 35MPG Average !!!!! Diesel. Engine has been serviced and ran very well, clutch is excellent as well as the tranny 5 speed very smooth, excellent buy !!!!

5 SPEED DIESEL, 2.4 AWD (FULL TIME 4X4)

Since Euro version the vin is : WV2ZZZ70ZRH101185, instruments in KM (290K Kilom. apx 180k miles).

Very reliable, US registered. (California bidder will not pass smog)

I can have it equipped for REEFER (COOLER) for an extra $6,900k if needed.(3/4 weeks delay for installation)

I do require a $1000 deposit right after the end of auction, remainder within 7 days bank wire or certified funds or cash when pick up. Im traveling abroad, will be back in town the 02/11.

Free storage for the first 3 weeks after that need to place it in a storage place ($200/month) because no room to keep it.

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Yes, there are plenty of T3 Syncros going for over $40k, but those are fully-equipped Westies. Tin-top Syncros are more in the $15-25k range. Taking into account that Eurovans are much less desirable, I think the seller needs to rein in his price a bit. It has 180k miles and nothing inside! For $15-17k, I’d find a tin-top Vanagon. For $12-14k, however, a 4WD Eurovan getting 35 miles per gallon of diesel sounds pretty darn good. It doesn’t look like he’s getting any bites yet, so maybe it’ll come back up with a more reasonable starting point.

-NR

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One Comment

  1. Unsold at $16,750, but then relisted and it sold for $9300.
    That is odd.

    Gotta keep track of the diesel vans. Especially the 4wd diesel vans.

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