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This 1987 Subagon Syncro Westfalia GL is gorgeous. The Subagon website lists it as having a Subaru SVX motor and includes new exhaust, clutch, pressure plate, adapter plate, timing belt and seals. The total build cost was nearly $50,000. I just love these full restoration projects. Click through to see more pictures that will make you drool.



If you like Vanagons and travel you want to check out the Folksblogen blog. The couple who run the blog travel in a hot kiwi green vanagon and catalog their adventures online. The van used to be silver/gray, but they painted it and created a nice little travel van. Click through to see the interior.


Nov 01, 2018 | Category: Aesthetic, Other People's Hacks

What would you name this hot pink Vanagon? The owner slapped the name Babe Bus on it but it’s not exactly a bus is it? I guess Babe Vanagon doesn’t have the best ring to it. Check out the blue tinted signal lens that matches the logo perfectly. Nice detail.


This Gatebil Magazine themed van reminds me of the old yellow cabs in NYC. This one looks a lot better than any yellow taxi I’ve ever seen, but it could be called the Yellow Cab Vanagon. Click through for another pic.



This orange crew cab looks so sleek, it’s crazy. I couldn’t figure out why it looked so different but then I realized they completely re-did the body. It looks like a unibody designed truck. No lines, no gaps, just all body. AND, they left off the door handles. Even the bumper looks like part of the body. Of course, they also sport after market wheels, new rear brake lights, and painted front grill. Click through to see several more pics of this beauty.


This otherwise average looking Syncro has a massive bullbar installed on the front bumper. It doesn’t appear like this van is used in the dense forrest, but perhaps they owner just likes the look.


This VW Doka double cab reminds me of coffee creamer. Although I’m not fond of the cream color, there is a lot to like about the van. The roof mounted horn, semi-truck side mirrors, and rain guards are just the start. The custom bed cover is very nice and she has a sun roof. Click through for more.


There is a lot to love about this 1990 VW T3 1.9 TDI. Are the wheels crazy or what? Talk about low profile tires. This is the second Vanagon I’ve spotted with orange wheels and they are just the beginning when it comes to this van. Click through for many more pics.



This 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia by Eric Rankin looks as good as new. In fact, it looks better than new. With a gorgeous paint job, custom wheels, and custom upholstery, this one is to die for.

Things done to this vanagon:

  • All chrome, (bumpers, window trim, etc.) painted black.
  • Two-tone paint. (1963 VW Turquoise and Snow White)
  • Custom Ronal 16”x8” “Joker” wheels painted Snow White.
  • VDO gauge cluster with tach, temp, oil & volt gauges.
  • Wet Okole neoprene seat and bench covers.
  • Kenwood stereo with Serius-enabled tuner and iPod hookup.
  • Secondary house battery with charging relay.
  • Center Console storage for Absorber, binoculars, pens, paper.
  • Custom Sunbrella fabric curtains, pillows and dash cover.
  • Split-cushion rear portion of lower bed (for easy storage).
  • Bamboo floormat from Bali. Beanbag ottoman from Tijuana.
  • Yackima roof rack with artificial gutter mounts.
  • Slide-out hitch receiver and tilt-up rear storage rack.
  • 2 folding bikes stowed on storage rack.

    Click through to see more pictures and a very nice custom interior!


  • doka1

    This 1990 double cab Syncro was for sale recently in Saginaw, MI. It has several homemade hacks including the diamond plate bumper and sun visor. This Doka has a Subaru engine so there is plenty of power. The rear folding bed slides are gone in favor of a homemade bed, but it also features truck exhaust and roof mounted horns. The seller was asking $10,000 on Craigslist. Click through for another pic.


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