Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - GEAR -

You prob­a­bly wouldn’t au­to­mat­i­cally think of the Volk­swa­gen T3 Syn­cro as a for­ward-con­trol 4×4, but that is tech­ni­cally what it was. First built in 1979, the T3 was the last of the rear-mounted VW minibuses. Global pro­duc­tion on the T3 had ba­si­cally ceased by 1990, but it was so pop­u­lar in South Africa that pro­duc­tion continued lo­cally un­til 2002. For those in­ter­ested in over­land­ing, it was an ex­cel­lent choice of ve­hi­cle, specif­i­cally when fit­ted with the West­falia camper spec­i­fi­ca­tion and Syn­cro 4WD. These ve­hi­cles are still pop­u­lar to­day, with thou­sands still run­ning around all over the world. You can find some in­ter­est­ing kit­ted-out ver­sions on­line, like the one fea­tured here. With chunky tyres, a sus­pen­sion lift and a roof-top tent, it’s per­fect for bundu travel.

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