Welcome to Daily Turismo’s Syncro de Mayo, our May 5th celebration of Volkswagen’s four wheel drive system known as Syncro. First up in our symphony of syncronicity is a somewhat scurrilously scandalized example of the Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) which is variously known as the Transporter, Caravelle, Microbus, Vanagon, Kombi, Westfalia and TippyMcDeathtrap. Find this 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro bidding for $8,100 in Elgin, IL via ebay.
Tomorrow is Syncro de Mayo over here at Daily Turismo, which is where we celebrate by featuring cars equipped with Volkswagen’s viscous center coupling device that put what little power the Vanagon made into all four wheels…wait…STOP THE PRESSES. I just found out today that the Vanagon (technically the Type 2, known as the Kombi/Bulli/Transporter/Caravelle/T25/Microbus) name is a portmanteaux of van and wagon. Van-wagon. Vanagon. VW was trying to give buyers the impression that the Type 2 was more like a wagon than a classic van. Maybe? What do you guys think? Also, send us your Synchro de Mayo tips for tomorrow! Find this 1987 Volkswagen Type 2 T3 Vanagon Syncro offered for $15,000 in Reno, NV via craigslist.
by Adam — Want near 50/50 weight distribution, sleeping accommodations, and off road capability? Look no further. To Baja and beyond this four wheel drive can get you to the start of the race and when the pavement ends the fun doesn’t stop. Setting the tone of your adventure starts with the vehicle driven. Arrive in […]
Need to scratch your itchy syncro? Checkout this 1990 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro here on eBay bidding for $7,300 with auction ending Sunday at 6:45PM Pacific. Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “VIN WVWZZZ1GZLW695357” Year: 1990 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 00000000000000000 Mileage: 19,258 Interior Color: Gray Make: Volkswagen Number of Cylinders: 4 Model: Golf Transmission: […]
Welcome to Daily Turismo’s Syncro de Mayo, our May 5th celebration of Volkswagen’s four wheel drive system known as Syncro. First up in our symphony of synchronicity is a somewhat beaten up example of the Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) which is variously known as the Transporter, Caravelle, Microbus, Vanagon, Kombi, Westfalia and TippyMcDeathtrap. Find this 1987 […]
Words and tip by Andy L: The ancient annual festival of Syncro de Mayo is still painfully far away. We are still talking about Snowmageddon, polar vortexes and winter storms so crappy that they even have names for them now. And while we are awaiting the end of winter, a beast has arrived that may […]
Take a look at this 1990 Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 (T3) Syncro Single Cab bidding here on eBay for $4,249 with auction ending on Thursday, located in Avenel, NJ.
The DoKa version (a truncation of the German word for double cab– Doppelkabine) is a strange looking combination of crew cab pickup and El Camino. The Doka offers ample seating for a small family and plenty of room in the back for a large tent to be placed on a sketchy elevated platform if you […]
Nothing makes you do a spit-take faster than seeing a car you normally see grounded to the ground, but instead is jacked up on mud tires like it’s ready for the Paris-Dakar rally. However, this isn’t some transformed aftermarket ride with all the pedigree and refinement of a West Coast Customs hack job, this is […]
Welcome to Daily Turismo’s Syncro de Mayo, our May 5th celebration of all Volkswagen’s four wheel drive system known as Syncro. Up first is this tip and story by DT reader Andy L: I am going to be off the grid again this year for May 5th, so here is my early submission for Syncro […]