Thursday, May 5, 2016

Syncro de Mayo: 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro

Welcome to Daily Turismo's Syncro de Mayo, our May 5th celebration of Volkswagen's four wheel drive system known as Syncro. First up in our symphony of synchronicity is a somewhat beaten up example of the Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) which is variously known as the Transporter, Caravelle, Microbus, Vanagon, Kombi, Westfalia and TippyMcDeathtrap.  Find this 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro offered for $7,500 in Santa Fe, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.


If you are looking for a museum piece rust-free all-original Vanagon Syncro, you'll have to look elsewhere because this one is a bashed up example of Vanagon looks like after it has gon' a few places.  The custom roof rack and rear bumper add to the Mad Max vibe.


The US spec Vanagon Syncro is powered by a 2.1 liter Wasserboxer watercooled flat-4 that makes 95 horsepower and 117 ft-lbs of torque.  It is connected to all four wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox and VW's famous Syncro all-wheel-drive system that was added to the Van at the Steyr-Daimler-Puch factory in Graz, Austria. $7,500 is a steal for one of these in driveable condition in today's market, whether you want to accept that or not!


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