VW T4 Caravelle Syncro swb Campervan 2.5Tdi for sale
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Forsale is our 1999 reg VW T4 Caravelle Tdi factory Syncro: future classicappreciating in value with recent professional Camper conversion done byCornwall Van Conversions. Also comes with working spare rear Diff, VC and prop shaft. Mileageis 157,000 which for 20 year old is less than 8000 miles annually on average.This bus has not had hard life whatsoever.Sincetaking ownership in 2014 we commissioned Cornwall Van Conversions to create abespoke one off camper interior including an elevating roof that would retainthe Caravelle plastic trims while offering clean useable camping set upaiming for factory look. Uprated Sachs HD shocks and 25mm lift were matchedto 16” Mercedes ML alloys and BF Goodrich A/T tyres to improve groundclearance, grip and complete the look. Notlong after completion we had full feature in VW Bus magazine in 2015.Webuilt this bus to be used and it has taken us to Europe several times not tomention regular camping trips into the wilderness here in the UK camping insome awesome remote places that we would never have reached in the usuallowered T4 camper. Specis as follows:· RhdVW T4 Caravelle 2.5 Tdi Syncro in Elegance Green metallic with 157,000 milesfrom new.· MOTis due 11/19. · Timingbelt, Waterpump and oil filter service including rear diff oil just been done for potential new owner 05/19.· Comprehensiveservice history, we have kept every receipt during our ownership and have themajority of the bills, receipts and service history from the previous ownerstoo.· 2.5Tdi engine, this is the ACV unit with better injectors, top mounted intercoolerand the stronger gearbox.· EGRbypass and de-cat side exit stainless exhaust the engine isn’t modified andpulls strongly in all gears without any smoke or odd noises. 215/70/16 BFGoodrich A/T tyres (including unused spare Grabber AT2 on carrier)· 16”Mercedes ML alloys powder coated black· SachsHD uprated shocks all round, lifted 25mm on standard Caravelle springs (thiskeeps the spring rate matched to the front torsion bar and the handlingbalanced).· Slidingside windows both sides with privacy tints all round.· LEDtaillights and factory rear light guards. Conversionincludes:· AutobedsDeluxe ¾ R&R bed with fitted 3” memory foam topper· SMEV2 burner hob and sink with 10L clean and 10L waste water and gas bottle.· WaecoCR50 compressor fridge with ice box. · Altroflooring in the rear.· fullwidth tambour doors for easy access bed up or down.· Qualityblackout curtains fitted all round.· 230v/12velectrics with split charge unit.· PMS3control unit, 2x 240v sockets, 1x 12v socket and 1x USB socket· Mainshookup, leisure battery and under unit strip lighting.· BBQgas point at the rear – perfect for cooking on Cadac or Coleman grill underthe tailgate.· Elevatingroof colour coded and fitted with roof rails.· Reimomulti rail for awning/sun canopy.· FactoryCaptains seats in unmarked blue velour trim – fitted waterproof seat covershave been on since purchase.· FASPdrivers passengers swivel bases. Upgraded Passat leather steering wheel· KenwoodUSB head unit, Alpine front components and FLi rear speakers. Thisbus has wanted for nothing and in our ownership has had:· NewCalipers, Discs and pads all round· HDshock absorbers new rear springs· Top& bottom ball joints· Wheelbearings all round· Starter,Alternator Battery· Vibrationdamper pully· Servicedregularly and run on diesel rhino· Timingbelt, tensioner waterpump (twice, most recent 05/19)· Undersealedwith Dinitrol twiceMajorwork carried out by VW Connections or Nigel Allen (both local VW T4 experts), otherwisetrusted local garages or myself for more basic repairs. Last yearwe had the bodywork tidied up, all four arches and sills had surface rustcoming through, as this was meant to be our ‘keeper’ we went to town and had itall professionally cut out, removed and panels replaced rather than sanded back – we wanted tofuture proof the bus which should now be good for years to come. (Folder ofimages available showing the rust before removed to show it wasn’t that much). Extras(included for asking price)· Sparerear Diff· SpareViscous Coupling· SpareProp shaft· Exteriorcab silver screens· Fiammaspare wheel mounted bike carrierObviouslySyncro spares are very sought after and becoming hard to source these days sohaving spare Diff, Prop and VC is massive plus for the potential new owner. Imperfections:· Alloyscould do with refurb· Paintisn’t perfect everywhere (I’m being picky – it’s 20yr old van)· Sparewheel carrier lower hinge needs looking at (but operates fine)· Onlyone ignition keyThisis the culmination of 15 years of T4 ownership for us, very clean tidyfully converted go anywhere campervan with the desirable low mileage 2.5 Tdiacv intercooled engine and syncro 4wd running gear. This very reluctant sale isto fund house deposit.Weare the third owners; originally being the coroner’s vehicle in Cumbria whenfirst registered who then purchased it as his personal vehicle upon retirement.The 2nd owner was T3 Syncro enthusiast with too many projects whowe then purchased it from.RHDCaravelle Syncro’s are rare in the UK, most on the roads are ex-utilities basictransporter vans, this version however comes with full ‘velle spec, i.eElectric windows, electric mirrors, central locking, air-con, captains seats onFASP swivel bases etc. Desirable tailgate version, Not to mention theultra-rare factory swing away spare wheel carrier and rear light guards (both‘holy grail’ items for the offroad T4). Thisis without doubt the smoothest, strongest 2.5 tdi engine have driven in my 15years of T4 ownership and wouldn’t hesitate doing 1000 mile euro trip in ittomorrow!No swaps or p/x as this very reluctant sale is to fund house deposit.Cash on collection or Bank transfer as preferred payment method.Contact Simon on 07912 090396 to arrange viewing or ask any questions.Sensible offers considered.
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