1988 Volkswagen Transporter Syncro (1988)




1988 Volkswagen Transporter Syncro
Engine Size
2.1L 4-cylinder
Transmission Type
4+L Speed Manual
Body Style
Pickup Truck
10538 PCH
For 1988, Volkswagen's lineup of Transporters consisted of three body styles, Van, Pickup and Double-cab Pickup. The rear-engine and rear-wheel drive layout made for a stable vehicle in most conditions, however an all-wheel-drive “Syncro” was offered for those needing serious traction. This particular Syncro was ordered in Pastel White and fitted with Front Floor Mats, Bold Graphic Accent Pin Stripe, Power Remote Mirrors – Heatable, and Power Steering. It is one of ten that were purchased when new by a Canadian oil company from authorized Volkswagen dealer, Speedway Motors, of Victoria B.C. After less than a year in service, the Syncros were sold back to the dealer from which they were originally purchased and offered again for sale. In August 1989, this one was sold to a Ms. Canfield with just 10,150 kilometers on the odometer. Ms. Canfield (the second owner) kept the Syncro until June 2013 when she sold it to an American with 35,088 original kilometers. The American used it in B.C. for a short period of time and then shipped it to his home in California. Once there, he commenced a mechanical refurbishment that included complete rebuilds of the braking system, differentials, suspension, and an engine rebuild with a 2.3L GoWesty kit. The work was completed late in 2013 and has received proper maintenance during the 6,000 kilometers since it was performed. In addition to being mechanically sound, the body is in excellent condition and wears mostly original paint. The interior is all original and shows very little wear. The engine runs smoothly, and the gearbox shifts as it should. The wheels have been upgraded for slightly larger ones that wear beefy BF Goodrich all-terrain tires.
Included in the sale are the original window sticker, sales invoice when owner #2 purchased it from the dealer, service and restoration records, owner's manual, and marketing materials.
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1665 Babcock Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 USA.

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  • Mileage: 41,529
  • Year: 1988
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Pick Up
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: White

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