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Big window Syncro sold.
05-24-2016, 05:03 PM (This post was last modified: 05-24-2016 05:04 PM by Oberon.)
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Big window Syncro sold.
A Durbanville dealer advertised this white 1999 big-window Syncro with 2.3 motor on Gumtree yesterday for R80 000 with 193000 on the clock.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z...8800005007

It has a CF number. In the pics you can see forward and aft fuel fillers and colour-matched mirrors and bumpers. I spotted the ad today and it looks in good shape but it's been sold already. When I queried the engine the dealer claimed it's a special order Microbus converted to Syncro by the factory. That sounds a bit suspicious.

Anybody know the history of this bus?

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05-24-2016, 09:08 PM
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RE: Big window Syncro sold.
Also saw this ad, and obviously thought the dealer has no clue as to anything Syncro. Not being the specialist of Stuart or any other more Syncro clever people around, I'd reserve comment, however you'd have to be at least Ferdinand Piƫch to have VWSA build you a Syncro by special order in 1999, a good 8 years after Syncro production seized in Uithehage...would like to hear the facts on this.
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05-24-2016, 09:15 PM
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RE: Big window Syncro sold.
On another forum Ian and I were of the view that it was a 2WD 2.3 Microbus converted by Dirk Ellis in Humansdorp. That would fit what we saw on the pics.
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05-24-2016, 09:25 PM
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RE: Big window Syncro sold.
Yes it's definitely one of the Dirk Ellis conversions. Looks like it could have been a good buy.
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05-25-2016, 06:57 AM
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RE: Big window Syncro sold.
yip, it is a dirk ellis syncro, aftermarket, 2.3i 2wd that was converted to syncro

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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05-25-2016, 07:14 AM
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RE: Big window Syncro sold.
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(05-24-2016 09:25 PM)ian Wrote:  Yes it's definitely one of the Dirk Ellis conversions. Looks like it could have been a good buy.

I was interested in it to fix up & resell, spoke to the stealer & had a very good friend in CT go & check it out on Sunday, severe rust (holes in the roof at the rear end of the drip rails) after the stealer agreed for him to test drive it over the phone, when he got there he would not allow him to drive it, so something very fishy about that bus.

The stealer sent me detailed photos of the bus, but none were of the rust spots up close, I really love the modern interior on it though. I decided to leave it alone & let the surfer that was interested in it take it, so good luck to him & I suspect we will have another new member soon with a lot of questions.
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05-25-2016, 05:16 PM
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RE: Big window Syncro sold.
No diff locks?
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05-25-2016, 05:20 PM
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RE: Big window Syncro sold.
Yes it has diff locks but with electric button on the dash, and solenoids to activate the vacuum pumps.

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Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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