Dating from January 1991 this rare survivor has had just one keeper from new, a VW enthusiast. The Steyr-Daimler-Puch 4x4 system permits this utility truck to go where your ‘normal’ 2wd T3 cannot – ideal for trekking up to see the Northern Lights as far as Iceland and Norway as the intrepid owners did through the mid 90’s.
Fitted with the 2.1 ‘WasserBoxer’ engine, developing some 95bhp (#MV engine code only) a water-cooled aluminium block with gear-driven timing and a more advanced Bosch Digifant engine management system driving all four wheels through four-speed manual transmission with diff locks controlled by knobs on the dash.
This wonderful, and wholly original example has covered just 72,100 miles in its 29 years, with very little recent use. The MOT records show less than 2,000 miles have been covered since 2014.
The T3 has been fitted with a readily de-mountable Type 245 campervan unit by German firm Tischer. This looks to be a two-berth fibreglass unit in very good order with WC, cooker, fridge etc all in presentable, and very usable order.
The removable pick-up truck sides are also in the back. The aim is to present the T3 on sale day with the camper van addition removed, put next to the VW so the full condition of the truck can be observed.
The history file includes the V5C, owners hand-books, service book showing some 25 service stamps plus PDI, 21 old MOTs, the current MOT until December 2020 which shows no advisories and file of invoices, including a recent spend of £1,000 this January for a major service. The vast majority of historic servicing looks to have been carried out by South Hereford VW main dealer.
This really is a rare opportunity to acquire an unmolested, low mileage, one owner 4x4 Synchro with the bonus of a demountable camper unit.