Tdi Powered Hunter: 1989 Volkswagen Type 2 Doka Syncro Jagdwagen

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 are camping in a place called Scorpion Valley…but this Doka is also a Jadgwagen, and Tdi powered.  Find this 1989 Volkswagen Doka Syncro Jagdwagen with 03 Tdi swap here on eBay bidding for $14,322 with 6 days to go, located in Evergreen, CO.

The third generation (T3) of VW’s legendary ‘Type 2 Transporter’
was marketed in the USA as the Vanagon from 1979-1993.  This one started life in Germany as a Doka that was optioned as a Jagdwagen. For a market reference, a nice Doka just sold for $18,600 on eBay here, located in New Jersey.

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The name Jagdwagen translates to Hunt-Car and this oddball was setup from the factory as a vehicle for hunters.  The Jagdwagen added an external roll cage, a pull-out rifle storage box (Gewehrkiste im tresorraum), a front mounted winch, and swiveling rear seats — it really is the perfect thing for hunting beloved lions at the nearest safari park. 

This Type 2 isn’t just a cool looking ride, it is also powered by a 1.9 liter Tdi turbo diesel from a 2003 MkV Golf.  The 90 horsepower engine won’t be much of a performance upgrade, but fuel economy should be great.

See a cooler vehicle for your next big game hunt hipster camping trip?