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- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
This is one of those cool classics that generate interest wherever it goes, especially with VW people. After all, a 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter panel truck like this wasn't even allowed in the USA when new. So to have something this unique is attractive even beyond its versatility.
A double cab pickup is quite a rare and interesting sight. The Chicken Tax had made it too expensive for VW to import trucks to the USA, and so a second-generation Type 2 like this was never sold here. So it's the cool outlaw truck. But more than just the stories you can tell with this Type 2, we know you love the way these look, too. The commercial-style cream paint and white bumpers have the same rugged appearance that's essential on any true pickup that's ready to get down to business. And there are some great details - everything from the classic VW wheel covers to the dual spotlight upgrade. Volkswagen was quite clever at how to stack cargo, and that's why you can take down any side of the bed for easy loading. Or you can even fold down all sides and turn your pickup into a flatbed transporter. And this one has the kind of overall style that you won't hesitate to get down to work. So something this distinctive, and also still so useful, is great for everything from promoting a business to a support vehicle for your other classics.
The interior is quite somewhat stock and very distinct. Just like the Type 2 vans, these were great for giving the driver a commanding view of the road. The same familiarity goes for the large factory dual-spoke steering wheel, VDO gauges, and easy to reach gearshift. The seats have a quality look with the classic VW pattern but with fresher/newer materials. And as a rare double cab pickup, you get the added utility to use for everything from secure storage to taking extra family and friends along for the ride.
Under the rear hatch is the correct-style 1600cc motor. This is the same flat-four that brought the Beetle its global reputation for being tough-as-nails. So to have it in a pickup only adds to its utility. Plus, this is a good-runner that shows a newer tune-up, inducing attention to essentials like the carburetor, coil, distributor, plugs, and wires. It's linked to the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission, which allows you to get the most out of the motor. This makes for a great package that provides consistency and fun driving. And while the drivetrain is part of that rugged Beetle tradition, the second-generation Type 2s benefit from the improved rear suspension design.
Complete with build receipts, you know these don't come up for sale too often in the USA. So if you want versatility and distinction in your classic, you know you don't want to miss this deal. Call now!