1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro
- Location: Centreville, Virginia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Other
- Type: Standard Passenger Van
- Trim: SYNCRO
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 45,000
- VIN: 11111111111111111
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 2.1
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: AWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
1989 Volkswagen Other SYNCRO description
I lowered the reserve and buy it now.I want it gone but don't need it gone.
1989 VW Vanagon Syncro Double Slider72,000 KM on the odometer roughly 45,000 miles.The VIN isWV2ZZZ25ZKG119158 ebay doesn't recognize it.
This syncro was legally imported from Belgium in 2016 using Busman from theSamba. It has all the import documents from CBP and EPA. It is titled in Virginia. It is not registered because it will not pass inspection (it currently has a KM only speedometer). I have a NOS MPH speedometer the correct 1600 for a syncro. I did not swap it because I wanted the next owner to change the odometer on their own. The vehicle is titled as having 44,000 miles on it.
The double panel door is not a model offered in the US. I believe in its past life this was a delivery vehicle. This syncrodoes not have lockers.
It has provisions for a webasto heater, but it currently is not working. It has a dome vent on top of the roof that can blow air in or suck the air out. It is pretty neat, but you could weld over it if you really wanted to. There is also a small cutout to the right of the steering wheel. I have no idea what that was for.
The van also does not have power steering, but an oversized steering wheel. It also has indications that it had an impact on the driver rear corner. It was fixed, but there is evidence of it. The engine looks good and clean. There is also a thick undercoating underneath.
The van only has a rear bench and non-swivel front seats. I may consider throwing in my westy front seats with armrests depending on the sale price (and if my eurovan seats are recovered in time).
The van also has curtains which are a bit strange. I am thinking it was added later in life.
Ok here are some of the issues the van has:1. Driver side door lock sticks. It will need to be pulled and cleaned.2. There is rust bubbling up under the front windshield, other window seals and over the driver rear wheel arch.3. The fuel gauge does not work it will need to be replaced ($35-$50 for the part).4. The tank strap on the driver side is starting to rust. In the future this will need to be replaced. It will need the transaxle/engine be dropped. Parts plus labor will be about $1000. My mechanic told me even if the straps fell off the tank isn't going anywhere. The engine and transaxle are good and run strong so this job should wait until there really is a reason to drop either.5. The fuel level sender needs to be replaced for the gauge to work. The part is about $60 dollars on gowesty. You do not need to drop the engine/transaxle to replace this.
I just got the van back from Valley Westy in staunton, VA DBA Complete Auto Care. I can give you Keiths number if you have any questions about the van.He worked on the brakes, replaced the fuel lines (you should know the importance of this), and did a tune up on the engine. Since it is a syncro it does have a lot of pepcompared to driving a westy. The engine runs well. It starts right up even during this cold snap we are having. Originally coolant/fuel gauges did not work which led me to believe it was a voltage regulator. Keith diagnosed it and fixed the coolant gauge so that works.
I can add a box of new window seals (van cafe) if the sale price comes close. It will be good to replace if you decide to work on the rust around the windows. The panel door seals won't work though because they have the chrome trim, but I'm not 100% on that.
The van is in Northern Virginia. You are welcome to inspect in person depending on my schedule. I will not let a person test drive unless they purchase the trip permit from Virginia DMV because it does not have plates or inspection. I will drive the person around the neighborhood a short distance.
I prefer pick up but it is up to the buyer to arrange shipping. The van just got a tune-up, brakes adjusted and rear drums turned, fuel lines replaced and other components inspected. I wouldn't hesitate to drive this a long distance home if you wanted to fly in and drive back. That being said it is still almost a 30-year-old van. I would have AAA premier, personal car insurance with roadside assistance, and money in the bank in case something happens. You could also rent a Uhaul car hauler for about 50 dollars a day. That is how I got it too and from the shop.
I tried to be accurate and honest with this posting. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. I will try to respond as fast as possible. I have no problem with having a mechanic come by and take a look as long as it works with my schedule (I cannot drive it to a mechanic). There is no warranty for this van. I am not a business just a guy who bought too many vans. There is a buy it now and also a reserve. After you win I require a $250 deposit within 24 hours. This is to cover the listing fee for this ad and the next ad if you decide to back out last minute.
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Any potential buyer is welcomed to come take a look. The engine will be cold and you can start it up.
I forgot to add that I did buy a working fuel gauge that will be added to the NOS mph speedo. Also I have grey westy captains chairs in really good condition if the van sells for a good price. If not I can broker a price after. My email is email@example.com for faster responses.