Vans!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. DWalt

    DWalt **** The Beans....

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    I've been thinking about what I could write on the side of it, then it hit me...


    NOT A MINI-VAN

    :lol3

    Sorry Klay.


    :lol3
  2. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Saw this beauty rusting away at El Burro Beach on Conception Bay, Baja California Sur. :cry What a cool van!

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  3. Hakatan

    Hakatan quality > quantity

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    Plus you could easily fit Tami's WR250R inside! :deal

    :lol3
  4. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Saw this one in Scorpion Bay :drif

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  5. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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  6. Super Suz

    Super Suz N00b with B00b

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    Wowers, she's a beauty! A real Baja beauty, that one.

    Check out that lounge lizard chair in the front seat. You pay extra for that one, IMHO.
  7. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Sliding door step vans are cool. Typically they have no pass seat, so you get to pick whatever you want from the local junkyard.
  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    The driver's seat was the same: a big cushy pleather arm chair. :lol3
  9. KenR

    KenR Long timer

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    Damn...that looks about as close to earthly nirvana as you can get.
  10. Super Suz

    Super Suz N00b with B00b

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  11. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Cool. I had a couple English Ford Sedan chairs in mine. But not a single photo. :bluduh
  12. asphaltmueller

    asphaltmueller nomad acc. § 2(3)AVV

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    now this was 1989, so the colour didn't mean that much then

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    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 :
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    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
  13. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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

    RT190

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  14. sardventure

    sardventure Adventurer

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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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  15. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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    It's half van, half pickup, but damn do I want one of these.
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  16. Hakatan

    Hakatan quality > quantity

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    I've seen one of those toolin' around Denver. And yes, the driver was smiling. Too cool :1drink.

    Was this a gray-market vehicle, brought into the US privately, or a standard vanagon that someone went medieval on?
  17. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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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 :eek1

    It's on my dream car list.
  18. sardventure

    sardventure Adventurer

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    It's a common Transporter Version sold in Europe.
    The actual model looks like this:

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    TDI engines up to 180hp with 4motion and rear diff-lock... :evil
  19. Sheep Shagger

    Sheep Shagger Show me your fleece

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    You may be confusing things, or my memory is not what it used to be.:lol3
    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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  20. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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    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.