1999 VW Transporter TDI Syncro

skoullias

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Location
Western Massachusetts
TDI
Previously: 03 2dr 5sp 357,xxx; Current: B5.5V 116,xxx
TDI 2.5 engine (ACV)
Manual trans
Long wheelbase
Double sliding doors
Barn-opening rear doors
Reimo pop-top
Parking heater (VW 'Frostheater')
Standing heater (Eberspacher space heater)
Front and side airbags
Front and rear zone area climate control
Two Khyam side tent
One Khyam rear tent
250xxx km
Gets 10lt/100km hypermiling

Asking $55k OBRO

Fewer than 100 of these in the world, and the only one in North America.

Currently in NY state.

Pics
 
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Ajlal24

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California
TDI
98 Jetta TDI, 2012 Golf TDI
Exact car I’d like for road-trips, but beyond my budget. I’d suggest listing on BringaTrailer or CarsandBids.
 

mogly

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Sarnia, ON, Canada
TDI
MKIV TDI + B5.5V AVF/01E
Neat rig.

A few corrections. The T4 never had side air curtain air bags so unless these have been added post new build, it doesn't have them. Neat spec: ACV, Syncro, LWB, Dual sliders and rear barn doors. It's also possible that this isn't the ACV, many long nose Syncro TDIs were fitted with the AXL which is essentially a smaller VNT15 turbo, smaller injectors and detuned AXG (151hp). A quick glance under the hood will denote which is fitted: intercooler up top- ACV, no intercooler visible, as it's a FMIC- AXL. Some photos of under the hood would help the sale. Probably some details on mechanical history: timing belts, brakes, tires and suspension. In the photos there aren't any license plates fitted to the Van. Is this registered in the USA? Being a 1999 technically it could be depending on the build date.
 

skoullias

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Western Massachusetts
TDI
Previously: 03 2dr 5sp 357,xxx; Current: B5.5V 116,xxx
It does in fact have side airbags, from the factory floor. It's a German import, not a conversion.

The van is currently registered in NY.
 

mogly

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It does in fact have side airbags, from the factory floor. It's a German import, not a conversion.

The van is currently registered in NY.
From the floor? You've piqued my interest. I cannot imagine how these would work. All side air curtains I've ever seen are either in the outer edge of the seats, run along the windshield post and along the roof edge and down the C and D pillars. Would you mind snapping photos and showing? Genuinely interested. I love T4s.
 

Blindsider

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Upstate NY
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10 JSW and 15 Golf dsg
From the “factory floor” means installed at the factory not installed from the floor of the van.
 

skoullias

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Previously: 03 2dr 5sp 357,xxx; Current: B5.5V 116,xxx
I'm not sure where in the van the side airbags are located. As it is an 8 person passenger van (I have removed the seats, though they are included in the sale) I think German law required all passengers to have some degree of protection in the event of a crash. You can probably find more info online than I can provide you with.

Ahh, got it. Do you mind snapping photos? I am genuinely curious.
 

skoullias

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Western Massachusetts
TDI
Previously: 03 2dr 5sp 357,xxx; Current: B5.5V 116,xxx
Bump. Taking any serious offers. Heading to the shop next week for an oil change and inspection, if you want to speak with the mechanic, or want more photos of the underbody.
 

freewayross

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2010 Sportwagen TDI, 2012 Passat SE TDI
This was advertised in 2023, how could a 1999 build be legally imported to USA? Don't they have a 25 year rule?
 
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