VW Vanagon - Transporter Tristar Syncro May 23 2013

You will likely never see one of these Volkswagen models in your entire life.  Have I got your attention now?  The Volkswagen Vanagon Transporter Tristar Syncro was a four door and four-wheel drive (Syncro) luxury version of the Vanagon Double cab Truck ("Doka", that is the Half Hitch mobile) launched in October 1988.  Unlike our analog truck, the Tristar had fancy power windows, automatic seat belts, a lined truck bed, divided back seats, sliding windows in the cab and much more.  It's the creme de la creme.  There were 18 Tristars sent to Canada and legendarily one of them broke in shipment and arguably 2 of them ended up in the U.S.  Needless to say they are very rare in the continental United States and an unknown number of them were produced in total.  So you ask: where are all the Tristars now?  The world may never know, but if you spot one of these, you will know because if it has the original paint job there will be a decal on the drivers side on the front that says "Tristar".  Almost as good as seeing Elvis or Tupac Shakur, you should probably snap a photo at the very least or if you are feeling adventurous ask to take it for a spin around the block.