As someone who’s only owned 2wd Westys, like many I’ve often yearned for a syncro, however with generally astronomical prices, they’re kind of out of reach for most of us. At any rate, this nice looking rig popped up on The Samba yesterday and looks to be a decent deal, especially for California residents. This van is a 1986 VW Vanagon Syncro (AWD) Westfalia camper with less than 30k miles on a 2.2L Subaru conversion (CA Smog legal). There’s been a wide variety of mechanical and functional upgrades including front and rear Van Cafe bumpers with hitch receivers, new A/C, new Mercedes wheels, new actuator for the rear differential locker(bad ass), new Fiamma awning, new calipers, new brake job all the way around including calipers, rotors, pads and even wheel bearings. It sounds like there’s some rust that needs to be dealt with, hence the lower the usual price, but in all it does’t look to bad. Keep in mind a stock Syncro can run well north of $25k, and a 2.2L Subaru swap will run you at least $14k, this is kind of a deal if everything is on the table here. To get it perfect you may have to spend a couple grand to get the rust properly addressed and redo the window seals, etc, but overall this is a pretty nice looking deal for a Subaru Syncro Westy in Nor Cal. Find it for sale in Chico, California with an asking price of $30k. The Samba Link
just finished fixing the rust … working on a few items (replacing canvas top, Line-X on bottom rocker and updating the electrical. The Syncro is heading south of the border (mexico and beyond) in September ….
Sweet! How did it work out? Would love to hear your story.
It was bought by me …
Price Drop! Now down to $25k. Not sure why this hasn’t sold yet, seems like a good deal.