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1991 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro - #858

1991 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro - #858 (149,811 Miles) - $69,980.03 Total delivered price.

Engine: 2.5 Liter Flat Four

Trans: Manual

Color: Blue

VIN: WV2ZB025XMG001889


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This Westy is here on consignment. We built this super over-the-top sweet Syncro Westy for John and his family, from Missouri. For details on that sale, click here.

Total out the door price was $82,951.41, including:

• Fresh GoWesty 2.5 liter engine, 125HP (39% more), 175 ft-lbs of torque (50% more)
• Fresh GoWesty custom geared transaxle and front differential assemblies
 - 5.43 final drive ratio (12 % lower)
 - 1.14 3rd gear ratio (7% taller)
 - .077 4th gear ratio (9% taller)
• Triple knobs: Front and rear differential locks, decoupler, solid shaft (click here for article)
• Bigger than South African big brakes up front
• GoWesty 16x7.5" alloy wheels
• BFG 225/70-16 All-Terrain tires (about 15% taller)
• Old Man Emu shocks all around
• New suspension lifting springs for 1.5" more ground clearance
• All systems thoroughly gone through, all maintenance items back to zero miles
• Pop-top and luggage rack painted to match body
 - top surfaces painted bright silver to reflect heat
• GoWesty custom Propex furnace installation
 - Rear factory coolant driven heater removed
 - Propex installed in its place
 - Factory-look false floor installed over furnace
 - GoWesty custom enclosure panel with furnace ducting
• High powered South African headlights and grille
• Keyless entry
• High-end stereo system
 - Pioneer CD/MP3 head unit
 - Pioneer iPod interface adaptor
 - All new speakers throughout
 - Bazooka self amplified subwoofer, installed quick-release style
 - Drop down DVD player with wireless headphones
 - Subwoofer under rear seat for full theater sound
• GoWesty deluxe 2nd battery system
• 50 watt solar panel system on roof
• Refrigerator removed and turned into cabinet space
• Super high efficiency, quick-release Engel refrigerator THAT WORKS!
• GoWesty "pre-runner" treatment
 - Extraneous body molding holes welded up
 - Bed-liner black texture coat all around lower body line and door thresholds
• AC updated to environmentally friendly refrigerant
• Fiamma F45 awning
• Yakima roof rack system
• Black rubber mats throughout
• Over $2500 worth of just-in-case reliability enhancing items replaced

John and the kids are IN LOVE with it, but the wife says: "It's gotta go!" I don't know... but if it were me... I would consider getting a new... should I say it? Better not, I'm married, too! I guess not everyone is a Vanagon person...

So, it is back, and all freshened up. John is getting $58,100, and we are charging a modest 7% consignment commission. The rest of the money goes towards the work being performed this time around.

You get all the stuff we did just 17,290 miles ago for John, plus:

• Fresh updated JE 2.5 liter, indestructible pistons
• Super duper GoWesty detail inside, outside, and under
• Fresh super duper ultra major service: all items back to zero miles
• Fresh 225/70-16 BFG tires all around
• GoWesty upper ball joint spacers and 4-wheel alignment
• AC service
• Auxiliary battery system updated to our current state-of-the-art system
• Solar panel system updated to be quick-release
• Fresh windshield and repainted nose
• New plate steel rear bumper with integral trailer hitch
• New gray 100% acrylic 3-window pop-top tent
• New Engel refrigerator—they kept their old one!

She is all shined up, in some ways BETTER than the first time around, and ready for a new home! It has only 17,290 miles more than when he purchased it, and is selling for a full $13,329.90 less!

This Syncro Westy would cost over $95k to build today. All the vehicles we offer are good values, but this one is a particularly good one.

So, why the heck was this Syncro here so long! Who knows...

Harlan got a GREAT deal on this Syncro Westy. The total out the door price included all of the above, plus:

• Front skid plate instead of low-hanging spare and carrier
• Compact collapsible spare tire on top of skid plate
• Portable compressor to fill spare
• Double swing away carrier on rear, with
• Full size spare tire and wheel, and
• One fresh water and three fuel cans
• Updated solar panel kit
• Updated stereo with hands free cell and iPod

Nice buy, Harlan!

From: Harlan
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:33 PM
To: S. Lucas Valdes
Subject: RE: 1991 Van


One beautiful vanagon is presently sitting in my driveway just waiting for its first big outing! After chasing the vehicle truck around Eugene last Friday night, we finally found a place to unload it in the middle of heavy traffic, but we managed just fine. I spent much of the weekend trying to figure out how everything works, but at least managed to find the switch below the dashboard that turns on the radio!

The next project is how to get the guy into my garage (I considered storing it for the winter, but want to be close to it . . . perhaps just to snuggle in the back from time to time!). I think if I let a little air out of each tire I can clear the door beam.

I met another Westy fan yesterday at the DMV getting it registered and learned of the Pacific NW club called WetWesties. Sounds like a good idea, eh?

I have many, many questions about the van and hope to not bug you too much, but I am mystified by a couple of things so far. Will I find a useful place on your website to learn how to use the Syncro buttons on the dash? And what is the function of the button and blinking LED light that are located to the right of the instrument panel below the hazard light?

Thanks very much for filling the gas tank! Do you recommend regular or premium unleaded gas? Can I assume that maintenance items are set to zero on the van's arrival?

I will try to attach a few photos for you, but am an amateur at including attachments, so be patient!

Needless to say I am excited to try the van out in the mountains, though I may have to wait until the spring thaw for that.

I'll send more photos in another message!



From: S. Lucas Valdes
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:44 PM
To: Harlan
Subject: RE: 1991 Van

Hey, Harlan,

Yup, she is a SWEET ride, and you got a very good deal on her, congratulations.

To understand the three knobs, please read these two articles:

The red LED is part of the keyless entry system—blinking means “locked," and the flashing light is just a fake alarm warning (no alarm). In your paperwork is a manual on that system.

Always use only premium fuel, please read this:

Yes, you can assume zero miles for maintenance, and follow this schedule:

Thanks for all the photos and the great email!




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