1989 Syncro DOKA

1989 T4 Syncro DOKA, Original Paint!

This 1989 T4 Syncro DOKA was imported from Sweden and legally federalized. This truck features an absolutely rust free body with very minimal wear and tear showing.  The original paint is clean and polishes beautifully.  There is only the most minor surface oxidation underneath with the majority of the factory primer still showing.  Additionally it features the most desirable engine, the 112i PUCH motor/DJ engine block.  It currently has 225,000 original kilometers, has all the power and peppiness that you can expect out of a 4 cylinder Vanagon motor, and pulls even the longest of hills very nicely.  It is smooth and quiet on the highway and is a pleasurable and worry-free vehicle to drive on long trips.  It is complete, original, and free of leaks and head problems.  The truck has a new viscous coupling as of approximately 1500 miles ago, a new starter, new 15" South African rims, new BF Goodrich 215/75/15 "Mud Terrain T/A" tires, and a new master cylinder, too.  Other features include a locking differential (untested) but is seems there is some crud buildup that will need to be cleaned from around the vacuum line.  After that it should work.  The owner took his family on a 1200 mile round trip camping adventure last summer, hauling all of their gear, firewood, coolers, tents, bicycles, and even set up a folding picnic table in the bed of the truck on rainy days!
The truck is sold with the VAN CAFE heavy duty bumpers as shown, the stock bumpers will be included in the sale of the new owner wishes to have them.  The rear bumper has a receiver on the rear and is wired for trailer lights.  The receiver could also be used for a plate-mounted winch for offroading use.  Another exciting feature is that the desirable hoops and canvas canopy will be included as shown.
The truck was properly federalized in Philadelphia by a registered importer.  The federalization includes DOT headlights and taillights, the addition of side marker lights, seat belt buzzer, ignition key buzzer, convex passenger side mirror, all details as shown, as well as the door jamb sticker.
The body still shows strong original paint with only one repair on the passenger's side rear corner.  It is believed that this repair was done by either a dealer in Sweden or a qualified shop as the replacement panels are spot on.  The repair only requires minimal painting.  There is a minor assortment if dings and stone chips on the nose and body as to be expected in a work truck of this age and from the geographical location where it spent most of it's life.  Impressively, the belly box area is nearly spotless with absolutely no rust. The same with the crew area cargo floors and front floors, impeccably clean.  All of the glass is really nice, the interior and upholstery are also very nice. door panels are clean and straight with only minor detaching along the tops of the front door panels.  These could easily be reglued.  The floor mats are all very nice and clean and the drivers side floor mat has some wear to it as would be expected but still very clean and nice to look at.  Additionally the truck has a drivers side seat heater, a Webasto crew area heater and an Eberspacher heater with an "alarm clock" style timer so you can go to bed and wake up to a nice warm truck in the morning.

Overall this is a desirable and exceptional survivor Syncro Doka that is a rarity in the USA.  Thanks!

Please note that this Doka is located in Pennsylvania.

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Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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