Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup " VW Caddy " 1981 Diesel 5 speed

Price: - Item location: Milton, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: LX
  • Year:1981
  • Mileage:50,000
  • VIN:1V1LG017XBV116707
  • Color:White
  • Engine size:Diesel
  • Number of cylinders:4
  • Fuel:Diesel
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Volkswagen Other LX

I have here a 1981 VW Rabbit Pick Up Truck aka the Caddy. It is a 5 speed diesel. It was a true barn find. I purchased from original owner. It has less than 50,000 miles on it. I have a clear Florida Title in my name on hand and can also arrange delivery for an extra fee within 500 miles from my location.
I am a VW collector so I couldn't let this go to waste. It needs work but has HUGE potential. PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS
Exterior in excellent shape. Cleaned up real nice. Original bed was straight so I cleaned it and sprayed in rhino liner to protect it. (see pics)
Will start right up and run and drive. (I changed the fluids and hooked up a battery and she fired right up. Drove it down the road and around town a few times. Does highway speed like a champ.
Has super low miles, especially for a deisel.
Interior clean and good to go. Seats good and have extra parts that come with it.
This truck was sitting for over 15 years. It needs a complete going over! Don't think you can come get this and drive it home 1000 miles away. You can do what you want, but that would be foolish without checking things out.
None of the switches or fans on dash etc work. No turnsignals etc. I haven't gotten that far. it fired up and ran so I was happy with that for starters.
Needs a complete brake job to be safe.
Needs new tires. I put on one brand new one as the one had a hole. The other three hold air just fine, but not something to run down the road for another 20,000 miles.
It has all the AC components which is rare and a great find. none of it works, but I haven't checked any of it out either.
The only rust the truck has is under the passenger seat floorboard. It will need to be patched or replaced. Water was allowed to leak in for years and it sat and rotted out that spot on the floor. The rest is very solid. Strut towers and all the usual spots are real clean and original.


You get a hard to find camper shell as seen in the pictures. It cleans up real nice and keeps the bed nice and dry. Even has the 4 clamps that came with it to hold it down!
You get a radiator support AND a great shape hood from a 1986 Golf Just in case you want to do the new style front end conversion to a Type 2 or 3.
You get a clean, un ripped complete original 1981 dash.
You get a bunch of parts including NEW Timing chain kits and used FUEL PUMPS!!
I can take more pics or explain anything else in the best detail as I can. I was going to keep this gem and make it my run around town truck, but the company bought me a new Ram EcoDiesel, so I don't have a need for this anymore. I hate to see it sit and I'm hoping someone can put it to good use. Should last forever with proper care!