Customized 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Syncro Camper Is Ready for the Road

The camper conversion model of 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Syncro is the shining star at this year’s Bring A Trailer. This auction item is bound to induce a hankering for adventure in many individuals! A dream come true for many car enthusiasts, this car auction is the perfect time for them to get their hands on amazing vehicles. Let’s find out more about the rare road-beast that’s the talk of this year’s auction!

The Model

Vanagon models were sold in North America from 1980 to 1991, and have become a rare sighting these days.This model from 1989 has been converted into a camper and features the brand’s Syncro all-wheel-drive system. Given the rising interest of people in outdoor camping, this vehicle is the perfect addition to push that interest and make it into reality! The camper encourages anyone to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

The Original Features

Among the Vanagon models, the GL included the most luxurious amenities possible during that time. Fancy features like a padded steering wheel rim, front-seat armrests, etc were all a part of the GL experience. This specific vehicle has preserved the original water-cooled flat-four engine, with a five-speed manual transmission. The owner of this one has also splurged on 14-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, with an optional Syncro system. The all-wheel-drive system also makes it easier to steer to off-route camping spots. The 90hp capacity may make it a slow drive, but with this camper the journey is as important as the destination

The Customized Features

The seller of this particular model has repaired and replaced several major parts, like the air-conditioning compressor and the tires, making the car ready to hit the open road. Though the brand already sold a factory-built camper version of this Vanagon model with a pop-top roof, this one is customized with a different pop-top roof for extra sleeping space, installed by the Country Home Campers, located in Santa Cruz, California.