This vehicle is here on consignment. This is a super low mileage and super well equipped Syncro Westy. Every factory option available, and it all WORKS. Paint and interior are in super duper condition, all original and almost flawless. Absolutely no rust or collision damage AT ALL. Comes with a nice set of service records dating back to 1992. Cylinder heads are starting to leak, and it could use a new clutch and a full service too. Price listed INCLUDES all of this, but we have not done the work yet. Instead, you can apply the $1000 or so it will cost to replace the head gaskets towards a fresh 2212cc, 2368cc, or 2399cc engine with fresh clutch. We don't want to do the stuff it needs because if the buyer ends up wanting, for example, a bigger engine and decoupler, we will end up having to re-do a bunch of work. By waiting we can offer those upgrades at a considerable savings.
This is the nicest Syncro Westy we have ever had to offer.
This is Tim. He came all the way from Arizona to pick up this over-the-top, super-duper, extra-nice--no no, correction: super-duper-extra-nice one owner 80,000 mile 90 Syncro Westfalia. Total out the door price was $49,125.25, including: Standard GoWesty super thorough major service including A/C system, fresh GoWesty exclusive 2.4 liter waterboxer with upgraded new fuel injectors, GoWesty exclusive rebuilt air flow meter with built-in anti-hiccup filter circuitry, new clutch, factory drive shaft decoupler system installed, viscous coupler eliminating solid shaft, all new coolant hoses and plastic parts, new radiator, fan, and resistor, all new CV boots, and all joints repacked, 15" wheels with aggressive Michelin on/off road radial tires, big brake kit: larger front ventilated rotors with larger calipers and pads, Old Man Emu strut & shock package, keyless entry system which activates factory power door locks, awning, black steel bumpers front and rear, genuine VW German rubber mud flaps, Genuine VW South Africa round headlights and grill kit, GoWesty exclusive high powered headlight kit installed, GoWesty exclusive built-in LP gas furnace with thermostat, second battery kit, radio, interior lights, and dashboard 12v outlet wired to 2nd battery, new genuine VW South Africa leather steering wheel, in-dash Pioneer MP3 player with DVD inputs, Pioneer separate speaker sets installed in front doors, Pioneer coaxial rear speakers installed in upper cabinet, Bazooka sub woofer, rear-facing Carat style jump seat installed behind passenger seat, GoWesty exclusive three point retracting seat belts in all three rear seat locations, gray carpet mats for front, isle, and kitchen areas, German waffle pattern black rubber mats for in front of both front seats, and, and, and, am I missing anything? Have fun going ANYWHERE Tim! Cheers to you!
That was back in February of 2004. Tim was back in November of 2006 for the following upgrades:
Rebuilt transaxle due to sudden death (click here)
16" wheel package and tire package, about 12.5% taller
5.43:1 final drive gears front and rear, 12% lower
1.18:1 3rd gear ratio, 4% taller
0.77:1 4th gear ratio, 9% taller
All said and done, this is what Tim wrote when he got back to Arizona:
From: Tim Schneider
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 7:35 AM
To: S. Lucas Valdes; Taylor
Subject: A quick report
Got the 'improved' ride back home today..
Re: 16" Rims/Tires:
These rims are a better match for the BFG's than the ones I had on there. The extra inch of ground clearance will definitely be helpful down here in Arizona!
Very pleased with these over the orig GW 15's that I had on the van.
Re: Transaxle re-gearing
With the new gearing, I can cruise at 70Mph now, right at the sweet spot for the 2.4L engine.
Gas mileage was consistently higher all the way back home by 2-3mpg, and the top end is easily 10-15mph faster than it was with the stock gearing.
I now realize now why I had a hard time keeping up with you guys two years ago (on the way back from Sycro De Mayo in Hollister). Time will tell on this upgrade, but at the moment it's definitely looking like a winner!
I linked to your original article on the GW test mule as a reference. http://www.gowesty.com/library_article.php?id=103
90 Syncro Westy
When Tim was here, he, Taylor, and I drove Tim's Syncro up to the top of "Suicides", on hills just east and above Cayucos, California about five miles north of Morro Bay. It is a place we take some of the Syncro owners that come to visit, just to show them what these things can do. Anyway, we ate some carnitas and chele reneno burritos we picked up at Taco De Mexico on Main Street in Morro bay, and drank New Castle beer. Tim snapped the photo below and sent it along. Good times...
Enjoy you upgraded Syncro, Tim. See you at Syncro De Mayo!
You can also check out his flickr page here.