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Old 01-23-2010, 10:29 AM   #751
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The driver's seat was the same: a big cushy pleather arm chair.
Cool. I had a couple English Ford Sedan chairs in mine. But not a single photo.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:07 PM   #752
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now this was 1989, so the colour didn't mean that much then



besides, the Long Range Desert Patrol had pink cars, too; and thats what I had bought the T 2 for : a few days before leaving to cross the Sahara :


The Van didn't make it back, the front axle was to damaged for my inexperienced judgement; the guy who bought it in Mali is still a friend of mine
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:55 AM   #753
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4x4 with a sink.... shower, toilet...

a/c, generator, microwave, refrigerator, home theater, etc.

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Old 01-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #754
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What happens when a Porsche engine is transplanted into a T5 Van?

Well, with 800hp it clocks 193mph and makes Rally-Legend Walter Roehrl smile...

(Video only in German, sorry)

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:12 PM   #755
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It's half van, half pickup, but damn do I want one of these.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #756
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It's half van, half pickup, but damn do I want one of these.
I've seen one of those toolin' around Denver. And yes, the driver was smiling. Too cool .

Was this a gray-market vehicle, brought into the US privately, or a standard vanagon that someone went medieval on?
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:35 PM   #757
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I've seen one of those toolin' around Denver. And yes, the driver was smiling. Too cool .

Was this a gray-market vehicle, brought into the US privately, or a standard vanagon that someone went medieval on?
Gray market. Sold in Europe, but available in Canada for a few years, yet extremely rare. I've never actually seen one in person. The guy I take my 78 Beetle to for things I can't figure out is an old school VW guy, and the top Vanagon guy in the area. He's never even seen one - it's like the holy grail of VW vans (except for the ultra rare Fridolin).

The 4WD versions are awesome. With front and rear locking differentials, you could arguably drive it through anything. For a really good condition Doka Syncro, US legal (usually from Canada) they go for up to $30 grand

It's on my dream car list.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:22 AM   #758
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It's a common Transporter Version sold in Europe.
The actual model looks like this:



TDI engines up to 180hp with 4motion and rear diff-lock...
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:35 AM   #759
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Gray market. Sold in Europe, but available in Canada for a few years, yet extremely rare. I've never actually seen one in person. The guy I take my 78 Beetle to for things I can't figure out is an old school VW guy, and the top Vanagon guy in the area. He's never even seen one - it's like the holy grail of VW vans (except for the ultra rare Fridolin).

The 4WD versions are awesome. With front and rear locking differentials, you could arguably drive it through anything. For a really good condition Doka Syncro, US legal (usually from Canada) they go for up to $30 grand

It's on my dream car list.
You may be confusing things, or my memory is not what it used to be.
While rare in NA, it's quite common in Europe (by comparison to the T2 version), and not the the holy grail, since it's a T3 / Vanagon (watercooled), scoffed at my many VW enthusiasts. The Type 2 version (aircooled) is the holy grail.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:41 PM   #760
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You may be confusing things, or my memory is not what it used to be.
While rare in NA, it's quite common in Europe (by comparison to the T2 version), and not the the holy grail, since it's a T3 / Vanagon (watercooled), scoffed at my many VW enthusiasts. The Type 2 version (aircooled) is the holy grail.
No, not confused. I meant that they're really rare in NA and as such, very expensive. The T3 Vanagon versions, if they're Syncro equipped, do sell for an awful lot of money. Maybe "the holy grail" was a little much, but they are not cheap.

I agree, a T2 transporter single (pictured in your post) or double cab is also very valuable. I have seen a few of these around.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:30 PM   #761
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Here's my 1984 Vanagon with my XR250 in it:



and here she is with a XR400, a XR250 and two mountain bikes:

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Old 01-27-2010, 06:57 AM   #762
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This thread is making me miss my old van something fierce!

I had one like this (1977 Dodge van):



Bought it in 1984 when I was a firefighter, with the '24 on 48 off' schedule it got used constantly, camping, concerts, road trips, "other".

It was ugly as hell (baby shit brown paint), had green shag carpet and lawn chairs for passengers...I had a great time in it!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:28 PM   #763
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Anyone got any more pics of their camping conversions. I'm thinking of buying this thing. I can get it CHEAP and I think I could take out all but mabe the first row of bench seats. It's a 91 E350 5.8L with 158,000 miles. Seems to run strong. It was an old chuch van and they usually maintain them well.





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Old 03-04-2010, 07:13 PM   #764
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This will be going on sell soon through the local auto museum. Looks new in person.

http://s368.photobucket.com/albums/o...Van/?start=all

http://www.toweautomuseum.org/html/coming_soon.html

I'm not associated at all with the sale or museum.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:45 PM   #765
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Gray market. Sold in Europe, but available in Canada for a few years, yet extremely rare. I've never actually seen one in person. The guy I take my 78 Beetle to for things I can't figure out is an old school VW guy, and the top Vanagon guy in the area. He's never even seen one - it's like the holy grail of VW vans (except for the ultra rare Fridolin).

The 4WD versions are awesome. With front and rear locking differentials, you could arguably drive it through anything. For a really good condition Doka Syncro, US legal (usually from Canada) they go for up to $30 grand

It's on my dream car list.
Better put it of your list; a friend of mine, who's working in the automotive cluster in Graz told me, that the Viscos on the Syncros have a shelf live; they are filled with some vegetable stuff which gives up over time.
Calculated use-period is long over now.
And you can't order new ones/spares.
At Magna, a few have been rebuilt, but those where "inside"-jobs for friends, normally far to expensive to offer it to "clients".

Those were ment to be workhorses and not many have survived; they are expensive over here, to, but it seems that they will be gone in a few years.

The IVECO 4x4 have a good reputation, too
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