Vanagon Syncro - Rebuilt Engine with Westy Top - Custom Camping Interior

Price: - Item location: Fremont, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 132,000
  • VIN: WV2YB025XKG000248
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: VW Jetta Rebuilt
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

This is a customized Vanagon Syncro for sale in the San Francisco Bay area. This van was lovingly customized by John Glover, an architect and artisan in the East Bay. His creative use of space and user-friendly designs are unparalleled -- this is one of several vans he's converted and is almost certainly his masterpiece.
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This Vanagon is a 1989 Syncro, with a Westfalia pop-top added by a previous owner. John built a custom full camper interior, with cabinetry that can be removed to easily convert the Vanagon into a 7-passenger van or cargo hauler. The camping equpiment is a significant upgrade over the Westfalia equipment: 20 gallons of water storage compared to 13, built-in but easily removable propane stove for use inside or outside, 2 large auxiliary batteries compared to one small one, a cabinet with porta-potti toilet, a larger bed, more storage area, a larger and more efficient refrigerator, comprehensive LED interior lighting instead of sparse incandescent fixtures, better window coverings (folding pull-up shades in valence enclosures instead of loose curtains), lots of storage drawers and pockets, better fit and finish, higher quality headliner and cabinet surfaces.

This vanagon also has a new professionally installed engine upgrade -- a California-legalrebuilt 1.8 liter turbocharged Jetta engine installed byStephan's Auto Haus. It also haslarger Audi front disc brakes; after-market rear bumper with integral step and receiver hitch; upgraded headlights; large pull-out Fiamma awning over the side door; high-end 16" wheels and tires (stock are 14"), and a heavy-duty rear-mount spare tire rack; and upgraded suspension and 4-wheel drive system components.

We are asking $55,000. This van is in the northern East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Pleasecontact usif you'd like to come take a look.