1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel Pickup Truck - no reserve

Price: - Item location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Rabbit
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: Diesel Pickup Truck
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 39,150
  • VIN: 1V1KG0177BV089414
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual 5 speed
  • Drive type: Front wheel drive
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel Pickup Truck

1981 Volkswagen Pickup Diesel 1.6 liter diesel, standard manual 5 speed transmission and front wheel drive. This rare VW diesel pickup has only 39,150 original miles. It drives great; the engine is strong, the transmission shifts good. Includes the fitted bed cap. These lightweight 1.6L trucks easily get 40 - 50 MPG.

It has new battery, new fuel filter, new air filter and ¾ tank fresh fuel. Starts and runs strong. Has new fuel booster pump to overcome aging injection pump. Result is instead of sucking air and running rough it has plenty of fuel including some that leak past the injection pump seal.
Includes Bentley, Chilton and 2 editions of Haynes manual.

This pickup is blue with blue interior. The body has some rust expected for its age but none in the important places like shock towers or underbody (see pictures). It has 39,150 miles, low for a diesel or any car 37 years old. It has never been on the road in the wintertime in Maine or anywhere its entire life.

Stock steel wheels with original chrome center caps. Older white wall style tires. Dust cover included. Original floor mats and rubber ones included.

Dash is mint with no cracks, headliner is a bit saggy.

I am the only the third owner and knew the previous owners. All previous bills of sale included. Large folder with all receipts of work done since it was new. Clean title. Original owners manual, original maintenance records booklet, and the original 2 VW keys included.

I have had ten of these diesel pickups in the last 15 years and I saved this one last as it was always my favorite.
A few videos I took this weekend
Deposit of $500 with in 2 days and paid in full in 7 days. While clearly running in the videos. Buyer should expect to have shipping company deliver truck to their home. Sold as is, where is. I DO NOT recommend driving this antique 37 year old collectors truck to your distant location. Sold, as is, where is.
Thanks for looking.