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jimf909 Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:10 pm

This ad was originally placed in August but renewed today. I'm not sure what the premium for an Oettinger badged van would be (other than "whatever someone would pay for it") but the price seems reasonable.

1988 Oettinger Multivan Price: 24900

Quote: German vehicle imported to US. Clear NH title (also still have German title). I bought this while in the service in Germany and toured all over Europe with it.
The equivalent of a US Westfalia Weekender. The only change made to it upon import was a swap to a US speedometer

Freshly rebuilt (by T3 specialist in Germany) AAR 5 speed manual with factory LSD (3400rpm @70mph) This is the best cruising factory transmission ever available
Anti-lock brakes
Truck mirrors
European factory hitch (works with US 2" hitch, trailer wiring converted to US 4 wire flat)
Front air dam
Factory 2nd battery hook up under rear seat
Swivel passenger seat
Sliding far rear drivers side window
Rear "jail bars"
Blaupunkt stereo

Modified by Oettinger in Germany in the late 80's with:
Hella/Momo steering wheel
Oettinger badging
15" wheels (originally silver, I had them powder coated black)
Audi front brakes with braided lines
Oettinger gauges
Oettinger FI chip
Engine built with Oettinger performance camshaft and high compression DJ pistons (recently rebuilt approx 1500 miles ago - new clutch, new AMC heads, new water pump, new high volume keyed oil pump)

Tons of receipts and documents
Recent tires, brakes, starter, battery, radiator, all hoses, windshield

Front and rear have paint chip and a couple of small rust bubbles

Only selling because shoulder and elbow surgery are reducing my ability to drive a manual

Will CONSIDER trades towards automatic transmission vanagon or porsche

RainierSyncro Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:18 pm

It's an Oettinger, but no pic of the engine compartment. Weird. If this was an Syncro Tristar Oettinger, Would there be enough space under the windshield for all the decals?

syncrodoka Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:26 pm

The ad doesn't say it is a wbx6, only that it has Oettinger cams and high compression pistons. That is a lot less interesting.

danfromsyr Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:14 pm

not sure if this is a good deal on the rebuilder transaxle or not but someone may be interested in it.. all the way in the great state of Maine.
maybe they should have watched this video on assembly

VW Vanagon Bus Transaxles Syncro - $2,000

Various vw transaxles for rebuild or parts including a whole Syncro one as well as parts for another Syncro box.

Syncro box was rebuilt but third was installed backwards so it pops out of gear

Would like to sell them all for $2000 OBO

4Gears4Tires Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:01 am

Oh that is a good deal.

otiswesty Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:44 pm

Looks like a great deal if someone is willing to do the import process

16CVs Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:51 am

Show us how it's done Uncle Eric.


otiswesty Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:18 pm

16CVs wrote: Show us how it's done

You know how to do it Stacey.
The 9:1 currency conversion makes this a sub USD$4k double cab

squarepusher Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:54 am

Does anyone have an opinion on this van? Itís been re-listed a few times now for not hitting reserve. Seems like the 1990 year vans typically sell for a premium so why not this one? Any input is appreciated.

kiltedhiker Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:59 am

Looks like rust issues around the connection boxes. Very few photo's of that side and no close up photos of area. Does mention rust in description,

Robw_z Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:28 pm

Very surprised when doing a search to find this example in Marshallville, OH being listed for parts. Stock# LLVW219. Someone nearby may want to search this out.


danfromsyr Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:43 pm

not sure it's a good deal, cause it certainly isn't a nice van anymore
but it does have alot of good parts if you are upgrading your 2wd tintop to a Syncro westy

1987 VW Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro Westfalia - $6,000 (Ashland)

Quote: This is an original Syncro with rear diff lock that someone started a Westfalia conversion on. Iíve had it 15 years but havenít started it in a year. Itís been garage kept and not been driven in winter by me. Even so there is rust. Mileage is over 120k, odometer stopped working. Has pop top and kitchen/closet/cabinets installed. Fridge is out at moment from inspected that body panel. I never used fridge. Propane tank is off vehicle. It is heavily rusted. Poptop canopy is not installed and I think I have it. I definitely have the trim/edge strips. It has curtains that are not installed. Has rear ac but itís not hooked up. Picture order starts at fridge wall and goes counter clockwise. Bad rust areas are behind fridge at lower wall seam, drivers fender well and footwell, and passengers footwell. The channel tubing between drivers side jack points where it ties into side body panel is 40% gone. Drivers front jack point is also weak from rust. Poptop has two pieces of sheet metal on top to patch something(see pic), needs fiberglassed. Lots of mechanical and functional repairs have been completed by me. Heavy rated tires on Audi wheels, headlight relay upgrade, power steering hoses upgraded to braided. New exhaust and possibly headers(I forget), shocks, front bumper tube. I have extensive records and list of repairs that Iíve forgotten. Ran well when parked. Has some issues but was always drivable. Currently fuel pump is not running. Iím looking into that now. Discovered rear spring mount perch on both a-arms needs replaced. Email for more info, leave your number for a callback. Thanks

i'll just include this one pic..

4Gears4Tires Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:17 am

Well, if you spend a year and you do all the work yourself you could probably have a fully equipped well running Syncro Westy for $12k + thousands of hours.

mikemtnbike Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:47 am

Yeah that van doesn't even look safe to drive. I'm sure it has potential for the right person, but it's a long ways off.

RoryGirl Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:28 pm

9K CDN open to offers for this 85 Westy even though it needs bodywork seems like a good deal - no affiliation

Txt from ad if you don't have FB

Good mechanical condition with 70,000 km on rebuilt engine, new SS exhaust, new water pump, new windshield, new gas tank and fuel lines, new rack and pinion steering, new propane tank, new rear brake cylinders.

Equipped with a deep cycle battery and built in battery chargers and a Propex propane furnace. All ready for all season camping.

Very minor rust but the clear coat is peeling on one side so requires new paint.

Manual transmission.

Open to offers.

1988M5 Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:59 pm

Original top in good shape is a good indicator.


I am selling my 1987 White Volkswagen Vanagon GL Westfalia Camper van. The van is in really nice shape overall. The paints good with no dents. The interior is clean. The full kitchen with upgraded Truck Fridge TF49 works properly. Tee engine runs good. It drives nice too. Details: 252,123 miles, engine replaced at 125k, Clean title, 2.1l engine, Automatic Transmission, Original canvas pop-top tent is in good condition. I sleep great in the van but I'm selling because my wife still can not sleep good in the van, therefore it doesn't work for my family. VIN WV2ZB0259HH021521 Car Fax and Mechanic Report Available.

jimf909 Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:56 pm

squarepusher wrote: Does anyone have an opinion on this van? Itís been re-listed a few times now for not hitting reserve. Seems like the 1990 year vans typically sell for a premium so why not this one? Any input is appreciated.

It was bid up to $18K and didn't meet reserve? It's not selling because the reserve is too high.

jimf909 Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:21 am

I'm not sure if this belongs in the good deals thread or the whiner's thread...

1989 VW Westfalia Full Camper with fire damage.
The price includes a lot of parts for Westfalia .
The parts value over $2500.
Selling all together for $4800.
Please donít ask for pictures, serious buyers only to call.
No email, No text Msg .
Calls only Joseph show contact info .
The van doesnít start.

joetiger Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:24 am

I would buy this if I had the space.

CanStan Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:57 pm

jimf909 wrote: The van doesnít start.

At first I thought "No shit". But I'm willing to bet he's had people call and ask if they would be able to drive it across the country on a van life pilgrimage.

Probably not an outrageous price. But it's just so hard to get that smoke smell out of things no matter how hard you try, even if you're just stripping it down for parts.

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