1971 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon
1971 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup Welcome to Crave Luxury Auto. one of the nation's premier marketers of high-line and luxury automobile dealers. The winner of this auction will have the opportunity to own this beautiful 1971 Volkswagen VW Double Cab Pickup. The paint is in excellent condition and it is apparent that this car was garaged and meticulously-maintained. The interior is virtually flawless and is equipped with all the right options. You can't go wrong with this fabulous vehicle! While the Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter bus is instantly recognizable—everyone knows the quintessential “hippie bus” of the '60s and early '70s—the Type 2’s other variants are less known. This is partly due to a tax disagreement between the United States and Germany through the 1960s. When Germany imposed a tax duty on frozen chickens imported from the U. S. . the United States retaliated with a 25 percent import duty on foreign trucks. intended specifically to put the squeeze on Volkswagen and the German government. The tax worked: imports of German light-duty trucks dropped by two-thirds after the so-called “chicken tax” was imposed in 1963. That makes this 1971 Doppelkabine Pritschewagen—or double-cab flatbed pickup—even more unusual. Only 5. 9 percent of Volkswagen’s worldwide truck production for 1971 consisted of double-cab pickups. and only a tiny fraction of those were imported into the U. S. . making this a very rare find indeed. Although lovely in its two-tone Silver-over-Burgundy paint scheme with Tan interior and optional two-pillar canvas “tilt” canopy atop a wood-slat bed. the truck doesn’t ignore its workhorse roots. The second generation of Type 2. affectionately called the “Loaf” by aficionados. improved on the earlier trucks with half-shaft axles and constant velocity joints that eliminated the camber problems of earlier swing-axle trucks. For 1971. new front disc brakes also improved handling. The new 1600cc engine had dual intake ports on each cylinder head and produced 50 HP: enough to move plenty of cargo. along with any passengers enjoying the full bench rear seat or split front seat. Today. passengers in this Volkswagen also have the luxury of popping in a CD while hauling their load. We welcome any pre-buy inspections before purchase and can help facilitate door to door shipping to anywhere in the world at an affordable price. If you prefer to visit our showroom for a viewing. we are pleased to offer free airport pick-up from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. (IAH) Crave Luxury Auto is located in The Woodlands. TX (north side of Houston. TX). Call us and schedule an appointment to visit Crave Luxury Auto. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive in this vehicle. please call us anytime at 281. 651. 2101. Thank You for visiting another Crave Luxury Auto Listing! You can always view our online inventory direct at www. craveluxuryauto. com. If you prefer to communicate via email. one of our representatives are always available at craveluxury@gmail. com. Crave Luxury Auto offers an extensive range of superb. low mile. exotic and luxury automobiles. Trade-in proposals are always welcome.