De luxe version

Phill,
 
What was the difference between the ordinary Kombi and the de luxe, apart from the diff locks?  Mine does not appear to have anything on it that would put it in the de luxe class.  From the B pillar back, the trim is the standard fibre sheet, no trim otherwise.
 
Les
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: SYNCRO TOUR 2007- GET TOGETHER- JAN 2007

> Rear diff locks were on the deluxe Kombi and Caravelle. The stanard Kombi Window Van had none.
>
> Front and rear diff locks are very
rare, probably less than a dozen in Australia.
> Phill
>
>
>
>> leslie harris <
href="mailto:leslieharris@optushome.com.au">leslieharris@optushome.com.au> wrote:
>>
>> The Telecom Syncros didn't have them as far as I
know.  A number of list
>> members have ex-Telecom Syncros
now.  The rest were available with and
>> without rear diff
locks.  The front locks were optional.
>>
>>
Les
Les,
I think that yours may have been one of the early ones before they had a standard and deluxe.

Deluxe window van had cloth (and larger) seats, rear diff lock and power steering.

Pre 1989 models (round headlight models) came with different strange options. Some had fixed vent windows, some had cigarette lighters, some had clocks. Some had the spare wheel in the back.....



> leslie harris <leslieharris@optushome.com.au> wrote:
>
> Phill,
>
> What was the difference between the ordinary Kombi and the de luxe,
> apart from the diff locks? Mine does not appear to have anything on it
> that would put it in the de luxe class. From the B pillar back, the
> trim is the standard fibre sheet, no trim otherwise.
>
> Les
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <plander@optusnet.com.au>
> To: <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>
> Cc: <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 3:42 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: SYNCRO TOUR 2007- GET
> TOGETHER- JAN 2007
>
>
> > Rear diff locks were on the deluxe Kombi and Caravelle. The stanard
> Kombi Window Van had none.
> >
> > Front and rear diff locks are very rare, probably less than a dozen in
> Australia.
> > Phill
> >
> >
> >
> >> leslie harris <leslieharris@optushome.com.au> wrote:
> >>
> >> The Telecom Syncros didn't have them as far as I know. A number of
> list
> >> members have ex-Telecom Syncros now. The rest were available with
> and
> >> without rear diff locks. The front locks were optional.
> >>
> >> Les
--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
>
> Les,
> I think that yours may have been one of the early ones before
they had a standard and deluxe.
>
> Deluxe window van had cloth (and larger) seats, rear diff lock and
power steering.
>
> Pre 1989 models (round headlight models) came with different
strange options. Some had fixed vent windows, some had cigarette
lighters, some had clocks. Some had the spare wheel in the back.....


When you are taling about telecom-syncro or your deluxe-version, do
you mean the german telekom-syncro or the syncros from your telecom?

Here in germany all diff-locks were an option to get. the normal
syncro had no diff-locks. Only the original 16" syncro had a rear
diff-lock by default! The servo-steering was always an option! If
you are interessted, you can take a look on www.vwpix.org, that´s
christoph´s vw t3 archive, where he collected some information :-)

Hope that helps,

Dirk
We speak of syncros ordered by Telecom Australia (now Telstra).
Telecom Australia ordered 380 syncro panel to their own specifications. (Syncro panel vans were not sold to the public in Australia)
They had a window in the sliding door, heated rear window, power steering and were all white.

Phill



> syncro_experts <dirk@syncro-touren.de> wrote:
>
Phill,
 
From memory, the Syncro was introduced in November 88 (model year 89) and I saw one at City Subaru in Melbourne that had round headlights, plastic front seats, fixed side windows (can't remember what the front vent window arrangement was) and absolutely nothing else.  It was very bare indeed.  When the "real" Syncros arrived, this unhappy specimen was very quickly removed to the very back of their holding yard.  Overall, they appeared to be a bit embarrassed about it and seemed very happy to get it out of sight.
 
You have raised my curiosity and, once everything is finally unpacked (don't ask!), I will copy the original Ateco spec sheet for the Syncro and send it to you.  There is one very notable difference on it - they quote the 2WD diff ratios, not the one we finished up getting.  With your greater Syncro knowledge, you might find other differences.
 
Dirk,
 
We had a Australian Government owned communication authority then called Telecom, now partially privatized and called Telstra.  Syncros were purchased because they were very sturdy, had a large weather-proof enclosed volume, a good carrying capacity and a good all terrain capability.  Given the very low and tax-free prices paid by government departments, the fact that they bought them without rear diff locks is beyond understanding.
 
Les Harris
 
----- Original Message -----
From: "syncro_experts" <dirk@syncro-touren.de>
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 5:56 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: De luxe version

> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
>>
>>
Les,
>>       I think that yours may have
been one of the early ones before
> they had a standard and
deluxe.
>>
>> Deluxe window van had cloth (and larger) seats,
rear diff lock and
> power steering.
>>
>> Pre 1989
models (round headlight models) came with different
> strange options.
Some had fixed vent windows, some had cigarette
> lighters, some had
clocks. Some had the spare wheel in the back.....
>
>
>
When you are taling about telecom-syncro or your deluxe-version, do
> you
mean the german telekom-syncro or the syncros from your telecom?
>
> Here in germany all diff-locks were an option to get. the normal
> syncro had no diff-locks. Only the original 16" syncro had a rear
> diff-lock by default!  The servo-steering was always an option! If
> you are interessted, you can take a look on
href="http://www.vwpix.org">www.vwpix.org, that´s
>
christoph´s vw t3 archive, where he collected some information :-)
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> Dirk
Crikey, Phill, here I have been asking for information about the importation of the Syncro, and you have been sitting on that information!!
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: De luxe version

> We speak of syncros ordered by Telecom Australia (now Telstra).
> Telecom Australia ordered 380 syncro panel to their own
specifications. (Syncro panel vans were not sold to the public in Australia)
> They had a window in the sliding door, heated rear window,
power steering and were all white.
>
>
Phill
> leslie harris <leslieharris@optushome.com.au> wrote:
>
> Phill,
>
> From memory, the Syncro was introduced in November 88 (model year 89)
> and I saw one at City Subaru in Melbourne that had round headlights,
> plastic front seats, fixed side windows (can't remember what the front
> vent window arrangement was) and absolutely nothing else. It was very
> bare indeed. When the "real" Syncros arrived, this unhappy specimen was
> very quickly removed to the very back of their holding yard. Overall,
> they appeared to be a bit embarrassed about it and seemed very happy to
> get it out of sight.

They were on sale well before that. I remember seeing a few round headlight ones.