If this fully loaded rig is all it’s said to be, chances are it’s probably sold, or maybe not?… Posted on the Seattle Craigslist last night is this 1986 VW Vanagon Syncro (AWD) Westfalia with a Ford Z Tec 2.0L Bostig engine conversion and rebuilt manual transmission for only $25k. The engine is said to have less than 10k miles on it, though the chassis mileage or odometer reading are not mentioned.
The list of upgrades the seller provides is fairly long, though they did not provide a VIN, so you’ll definitely want to get this and run a CarFax report just to make sure the title is clean and there’s no significant accidents, incidents, mileage discrepancies, etc. A few highlights include upgraded shocks, springs, brake systems, Hella fog lamps, dual battery set up, new instrument cluster and a stated $55k invested.
Best of all, included in the power train is an AA Transaxle installed decoupler AND Peloquins limited slip differential. Not only can you disengage the front wheels for regular driving, if you’re in 2wd and hit a slick spot the limited slip diff in the rear will send power to the wheel with the most traction, kind of like all wheel drive with 2 wheels. The part alone to make this go is $1,200, not including the labor to take the transmission apart.
I could go on and on about how awesome this van looks, but after a power outage this morning I’m behind on my “day job”, time to get back at it. A special note to California residents, it’s impossible to smog a Bostig here, sorry. What do you think it’s worth? Will you go see it? Tell us in the comments below or head on over to the individual posts about this Syncro Westy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ and share your knowledge there!