1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Syncro Weekender 5-Speed
- Chassis: WV2YB025XHG106742
- 157k Miles Shown
- 2.1-Liter Flat-Four
- Five-Speed Manual Transaxle w/Low Range
- Syncro All-Wheel Drive
- Metallic Blue Paint
- Gray & Blue Cloth Upholstery
- Folding Rear Bench Seat
- Rear-Facing Jump Seat
- Storage Cabinet
- Pioneer CD Stereo
- 15" Mercedes-Benz Wheels
- Arksen Roof Rack
- Maxi Trac Side Awning
- Manufacturer's Literature
- Clean Carfax Report
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This 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Syncro is a Weekender edition that remained with its original owner until July 2021 and was acquired by the selling dealer in November 2021. Finished in blue over a blue and gray interior, the vehicle is powered by a 2.1-liter flat-four mated to a five-speed manual transaxle that contains a low-ratio gear and is complemented by a full-time Syncro four-wheel-drive system. Features include a Pioneer CD stereo, a kitchen-style cabinet, a fold-down table, a rear-facing jump seat, a convertible bed, a roof rack, a side awning, Bilstein shock absorbers, and 15″ Mercedes-Benz wheels. Work performed in 2021 is said to have included replacement of belts and refurbishment of the fuel, ignition, suspension, and braking systems. This Syncro shows 157k miles and is now offered by the selling dealer with manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Pennsylvania title.
The van is finished in metallic blue with gray stripes down the sides and black Raptor bedliner material along the lower sections and on the wheel arches. Modifications include an Arksen roof rack on Yakima ladder bars and a Maxi Trac side awning. The selling dealer states that portions of the paint have been touched up, blended, wet sanded, and buffed.
Mercedes-Benz 15″ alloy wheels are fitted with 235/75 Firestone Destination A/T tires, and Bilstein shock absorbers were installed. The seller states that the rear springs and rear brake drums and backing plates were refurbished along with replacement of the following suspension components:
- CV joints and axles
- Lower sway-bar bushings
- Brake hoses
- Wheel studs
- Front brake pads and calipers
- Front brake rotors
- Front wheel-hub bearings
- Stainless-steel front backing plates
- Rear spring perches and pads
- Rear brake shoes
- Rear wheel cylinders
The cabin features front bucket seats upholstered in gray and blue cloth, and equipment includes air conditioning and a Pioneer CD head unit.
The two-spoke steering wheel fronts a 100-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 5,200-rpm redline, and auxiliary gauges. The six-digit odometer shows 157k miles, approximately 300 of which were added by the selling dealer.
The rear quarters feature a rear-facing jump seat, a fold-down table, and a bench seat that folds down into a queen-size bed. A Westfalia Joker cabinet with a fold-down table and a spice rack is positioned just inside the sliding door. The selling dealer states that the vinyl flooring, gray curtains, and rubber window seals have been replaced.
The water-cooled 2.1-liter flat-four was rated at 95 horsepower and 117 lb-ft of torque when new. The selling dealer states that the oxygen sensor, fuel lines, fuel-tank sending unit, fuel injectors, spark plugs, plug wires, and distributor cap and rotor—along with belts for the alternator, air conditioning, power steering, and water pump—were replaced and an oil change was performed in preparation for the sale.
Power is sent to all four wheels through a five-speed manual transaxle and a full-time Syncro four-wheel-drive system. The selling dealer states that the clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, muffler, tailpipe, and transmission and differential gear oils were recently replaced, and the underbody and wheel wells were sprayed with black Raptor liner material.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists history in Pennsylvania beginning in 1987.