1981 Volkswagen Rabbit
1981 VW 1.6 Diesel Pickup. Metallic beige in color with burgundy vinyl interior. Four speed transmission, no a/c. Recently purchased from the original owner. Like a time capsule. Always garaged and kept immaculately. Very particular. Repainted in 2009, including box and door jambs. Has a few very minor small dings, other wise very straight. Tailgate is great, has one small dent in inside. Opens and shuts as new. All original, still has the spare tire carrier, original interior, no cracks in dash, no rips or tears in seats, Original carpeting worn a bit on driver's side. Headliner has been recovered. Everything works except the light bulb for the heater control needs to be replaced. Engine is pristine. Rebuilt injection pump, newer radiator, no leaks anywhere. Radiator fan works properly. Engine starts right up and runs smoothly. Runs and drives as new. I have changed oil, and all filters. Needs to have front end aligned to center steering wheel. After purchasing, I found a small area of rust on the passenger side rear rocker panel, and on the passenger side inner fender behind strut tower. I have not been able to find any other rust on the truck. I searched and purchased a front clip off of a 1984 diesel rabbit with original fenders that is rust free. Includes a bumper, dash assembly with a/c etc. This came from southwest Colorado, so no rust. I was going to replace the passenger side inner fender/frame assembly completely. Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that I don't have the time to get this done in a timely manner with my schedule. This will be a great opportunity for someone with more time to have a beautiful original pickup. Sale includes truck and all parts. Parts can be carefully loaded into pickup box if buyer desires. Reserve is much lower than I have in truck and parts. Please call or email with any questions, or if you need other pictures.