Restored and Customized 1987 Vanagon Synchro GL

1987 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
Type: Standard Passenger Van
Year: 1987
Mileage: 186367
VIN: WV2YB0255HG000778
Color: Blue
Engine: 2.5 liter
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: West Hills, California, United States
Sunroof, CD Player, 4-Wheel Drive

Description for Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1987

1987 Vanagon GL Syncro 2.5 Liter Fully Customized

This is a second owner California Vanagon purchased in 2006. This model is one of only 49,000 4wd Vanagon models brought into this country.A solid conversion and restoration was completed on this vehicle using the following vendors:

Outback Racing in Buena Park, CA. – 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 liter crash test motor and ECU

Rancho Performance Transaxle in Fullerton, CA. – Third and fourth gear ratios changed.

Small Car Performance in Tacoma, WA. - Most conversion adapters including modified oil pan.

Sew Fine Interior Products in Denver. CO. – replacement of all interior panels including sun visors and seats.


● Custom Two tone Paint Job.

● Piaa Driving Lights.

● Clear turn signal lenses with amber globes and smoked rear turn/tail/brake lenses.

● Large removable tinted sunroof/moon roof with tilt up venting feature.

● Powered Venturi Vent with spare top and 3 speed fan with intake and exhaust.

● Limo tint on back 5 windows and reduction tinting on driver and passenger windows.

● 5 Mercedes 16 inch rims with Nokian Van tires rated for the snow with no wear.

● Customized spare tire carrier reshaped to accept the larger rim and tire.

● Rechromed front and rear bumper.

● Chromed muffler

● Powered drivers and passenger side mirrors with defrost function.

● Complete rubber seal kit w/an entire new set as well. Company mistakenly sent me two sets

● Front grill bra


● All interior accessories work on a constant with no need to have key in ignition.

● New Audi headliner.

● Complete new paneling including sun visors and seats.

● New carpet kit with a molded rubber front seats floor mat for extreme weather.

● Wired for a satellite radio receiver

● Premiere Audio head unit running two amps with two 8 inch JL Audio subwoofers and two 6x9 coaxial JL

Audio w/ separate tweeters with 6x9 Pioneer triaxles in the rear to round out the sound.

● Complete sound proofing of vehicle everywhere except the roof. (See pictures)

● Modified tachometer to represent engines higher redline

● LED lighting throughout vehicle including stock lighting housings.

● Two battery system.

● Custom built and carpeted gauge cluster including; oil pressure, oil temp, cylinder head temp and voltage.

● Extended shift lever assembly.

● Custom matching drapes to separate driving area from sleeping area.

● Custom rear bench seats converts to over 6 foot bed with added supports.

● DC and switchable AC power available in the sleeping/ living area.

● Dimmable LED rope lights in the living area for low power consumption.

● Extra privacy kit with suction cups attach to every window of the van to reduce heat and eliminate light.

●Custom painted, lockable center console gives you 4 beverage holders, a coin organizer and 2 large compartments


● 2006 2.5 liter Subaru Legacy near new crash test motor with matching ECU

● Professionally modified transmission: Thirdand fourth gear taller to better mate with the new motor.

● New radiator and stainless steel lines.

● Big Brake kit front and rear.

● New bushings installed recently on both front sides

● Custom fabricated air intake with K & N Air filters setup.

● Alternator, power steering pump are now Subaru. (Easily replaceable)

Mechanical Notes

● 16 inch tires made this van extremely stable.

● New motors output is approximately 100 hp over stock motor and more reliable.

● The new motor is capable of overwhelming the vehicle, at over 85 mph you don’t feel safe going any

faster, yet it can cruise at 85 all day long and climb hills as well.

● The four wheel drive system is automatic and activates when slippage occurs. Vehicle also has an OEM

vacuum activated locker system for the rear two wheels

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