I got my Westy (The Baked Potato) about 2 years ago. I previously had a '67 Bug that was slowly disintegrating and a friend told me about someone selling a Vanagon cheap and was I interested. Well to tell you the truth I really didn't know much about them but I decided to check it out.
$1600.00 later I was the owner of an 84 with 150,000 miles on it. The Van was immaculate. No rust, interior perfect, completely straight, and I sold my Bug 2 days later for $1200.00. Since then I've had the motor rebuilt (yes corrosion) and spent a lot of time working on the brakes, which comments from the Vanagon mail lists were very helpful but they still aren't right. But I love the Potato. In fact the only thing that would make it more perfect would if it were a Syncro and a little more powerful.
Hence, I submit this picture, taken near Big Bear, CA. Just couldn't resist this muddy fire road. If you notice, the front windows were open and after several passes I found mud all the way back behind the rear seat! For all of the "2 wheelers" out there give it the gas and�just Yell "SYNCROS! We don't need no stink'in SYNCROS! Full speed ahead!
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