1990 Syncro Vanagon TDI - Cross the continent or make it your daily driver

1990 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Syncro TDI - Turbo Diesel

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: Westfalia Weekender Camper
Type: Van Camper
Trim: Syncro TDI - Turbo Diesel
Year: 1990
VIN: WV2YB0257LG000631
Color: Blue
Engine: TDI ALH - Turbodiesel
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning
4-Wheel Drive
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Description for Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1990

Long Range ready and tested - Very rare 2 knob panel (decoupler upgrade) - I have owned and pampered a few Vanagons and Westys over the last 30 years. This Syncro is one of my favorites. Very clean and reliable. Seats, upholstery, panels and plastics are all in excelent condition. I have had the entire air conditioning system upgraded in 2018 with new compressor, hoses and GoWesty parallel flow aluminum condenser properly fitted to the TDI engine. Best A/C I have ever experienced in any Vanagon or Westy. Miami tested and absolutely approved. Dream suspension and a pleasure to drive. 15 inch wheels, big brakes. I have not done any of roading with this one (Not that many mountains in Florida) but I have had zero issues with it on some long trips. Anybody that is familiar with Syncros and TDI engines knows this is the perfect match if you want the ultimate expedition vehicle with plenty of power and amazing fuel mileage. There is no other engine combination that can match it. I replaced the original carpet floor with a much nicer custom wood floor. In contrast to the original VW water boxer engines that you find on most Vanagons and provides very limited engine performance data, this modern TDI has an OBDII which allows for engine functions to be monitored. A digital scan gauge that connects to this OBDII port is a great upgrade and also goes with the van. Previous owner was a well known photographer that used it mostly for traveling to remote sites. He wanted to make sure he would always come back without mechanical issues and invested quite a bit of money to put together his dream machine to take him on each assignement. He had the engine swaped a few years ago to a low mileage TDI engine. He also had a nice long range auxiliary diesel fuel professionally installed. You can switch diesel fuel tanks on the fly and have a range of almost 800 miles without refueling. An assortment of lights (all work) and a 2 knob syncro decoupler gives you your choice of awd - 4wd combinations. I constantly get compliments on the condition and looks of this beauty. The body is straight and showed no damage or rust when I got it, but i decided to invest almost $5k and had it professionally painted this year to its original VW Dove Blue metallic paint. It looks awesome! I was very particular about the paint job and was at the paint shop several times a week for a month to make sure it was done right. I had no plans to sell it after all my effort and expenses (plus the intital substantial investment) but life for me has other plans. This Syncro deserves a new owner that can appreciate the love and care that has kept this rare beast looking and running this nice and enjoy it to its fullest. Is that you?