They may not be exactly your cup of tea, but Syncros are like Faberge eggs; you just have to accept that somewhere someone wants to pay a lot for it. Today’s lacks the camping ability of the Westy, but makes up for it with outstanding mechanicals, the heart of which is a Subaru SVX 3.3l boxer six. Add on some bigger brakes and transmission mods and this box-on-wheels must move pretty well. With 115k miles on all pieces, this is a great van.
Click for more details: 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro on The Samba
Model: Vanagon Sycnro Wolfsburg Edition
Engine: 3.3l Subaru SVX flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: ~115,000 mi
1991 Wolfsburg Syncro SVX
This 1991 Syncro SVX is in Very Good overall condition.
The engine, chassis and body have about 115K miles.
Stainless Steel Headers w/ Magna Flow muffler, New A/C compressor, New Audi 288mm Big Brakes, Old Man Emus, Class 2 hitch. The transaxle was rebuilt at 90K miles(2008) with taller 3rd and 4th gears and a driveshaft de-coupler was installed.
This Syncro will be sold soon.
It’s not quite a dream-mobile without the pop-top, but it would also be significantly more expensive with the “Westfalia” tag. $32,500 is rich, but it’s a strong engine in a great looking Vanagon. I don’t think the seller is wrong in that the Syncro will be gone soon.