VOLKSWAGEN T3 SYNCRO
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.