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.
This next car…errr..bus..comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: You don’t see these too often anymore. Volkswagens from this era seemed particularly prone to catching the rust bug. When you do see one, it is either in a Woodstock documentary or Jay Leno’s car collection. This appears to be a somewhat complete collection of […]
Something must be in the water, because it isn’t often that you’ll find a vintage Volkswagen camper for a decent price, It wasn’t that long ago that the VW Type 2 was the vehicle of choice for hippies, derelicts, and communists because they were almost free, but finding one for $7,500 is a good deal […]
The shorty bus thing has been done…a few times. Overdone? Maybe…but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get smiles and thumbs up where ever you go. Find this 1965 Volkswagen Type 2 Shorty Bus offered for $14,500 near Washington D.C. Tip from SeanT. The Volkswagen Bus is one of those approachable cars — expect to […]
The Type 2 Vanagon (T3) was released in 1980 and replaced the aging Volkswagen Transporter T2. The new version added a number of refinements in terms of speed/ride/capability in exchange for a less cool looking package, but today’s T3 brings even more utility than normal. Find this 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon T3 offered for $7,500 in […]
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 […]
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 2nd generation Volkswagen Type 2 Van was built starting in 1967 and finished in 1979, but its legacy is nowhere near being complete. Most Type 2s left the factory as simple people carriers blissfully unaware that their owners would turn them into death machines or, even stranger, swap in a Ford V6. Find this […]
The Volkswagen Type 2 was revamped in the 1980 model year and became what is known as the T3, or Vanagon for the US Market. Today’s example started life as a European born Transporter and spent some time as an army vehicle for the German military. Thankfully, Germany didn’t try to conquer the known world […]
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 […]