VW Single Cab Pickup Truck, Type 2, Gene Berg Shifter, Porche Disc Brakes,

Price: - Item location: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • Type: Single Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 0
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Copper
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1959 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon

Arizona title in hand.

If you want to have fun driving an old truck, fast enough to keep up with freeway/highway traffic, strong enough to haul loads of gravel, mulch, furniture, etc and at the same time have people honking, giving you the peace sign or wanting to take photos of it ... then this 1959 VW Custom Single Cab is for you. New VW cross members and VW bed were installed during the restoration process. (pics available). The two colors are Porche Turbo Nordic Gold Metallic LM2Z & Carrara White LB9A and shows no wear or tear after 10 years of painting. The engine and freeway flyer were built in 2018 and have around 900 miles on them. Everything works except the gas guage, which is not hooked up. Why so few miles driven? It was in a temperature controlled storage for RVs for 20 months.

The Gene Berg shifter makes it nice along with it having a nice lowered stance but not slammed. The Porche disc brakes will stop you with ease and the 1835cc will let you cruise down any highway, freeway, interstate, or country road with smoothness. I took this on a 550 mile trip in June when temperatures in Southern California was breaking records wiith triple digits and then home across the Arizona desert in 100° temperatures. No problems keeping the engine cool with the custom doghouse fan shroud to accommodate the larger oil cooler.


Due to the custom fan shroud for a larger oil cooler and performance, it does not have a way to connect to heater boxes. Heater boxes are NOT installed. The cables run from the front of the tuck back to where they can be connected installing a stock engine. This truck was cusomized in Hawaii where heaters were not needed. The previous owner never planned on selling it.
WIPER BLADESYes I have them and the wipers do work. I took them off to drive here in Arizona since the truck was never going to be driven in the rain. I do have the rubber holder that you can install in front to hold the wiper blades below the safari windows. That holder is new in an unopened package.

This truck is driven, it is used and not a show car or a trailer queen. It's been restored 10 years ago but it's still a 61 year old VW and things wear out. Remember that when bidding. THIS IS NOT A SHOW CAR. IT'S A DRIVER !!!


- Small crack in paint on engine apron (in photos)

- Rear apron curled up (in photos)

- engine lid stay weld broke (I have the painted one that came with and a brand new on in package primer gray)

- treasure chest door stay missing (have a brand new one in the package primer gray)

See the rebuild and other photos here. One photo shows how the rear apron curled upward.

Please look after the list of specifications for more details on making this purchase.

Here is the build sheet of the restoration that took place in different years.


Entire vehicle stripped/sandblasted down to bare metal

Worked Cab, Doors and Gates

R/R body panels, rocker panels, support pieces, truck bed and back plate (Funky Green Panels)

Undercoated all

Painted out

Running Gear:

Install ’73 Type 1 Four Speed Transaxle (German Transaxle of America #29339)

(4:37 Ring & Pinion, Single Side Cover, Front Nose cone)

IRS Axle Conversion Kit

Disk Brakes – Early 944 Kit w/Braided Hoses Rubber Snubbers, Early Bus Tie Rod Ends

Swing Axel Kit w/Porsche Brake Kit and Drop Spindles (Old Speed)

Replaced 2 control arm assemblies and 4 CV Joints

Installed Gene Burg Shifter

Steering Box – Rebuilt

New Rear Axle Bolts

Electrical System:

Installed new wiring harness to convert system to 12V

Replaced battery

Installed electric fuel pump


Completely Rebuilt 69x92x94 Thickwall 1835cc engine. Engine has a professionally cleaned, cracked checked AS21 Dual Relief Case Align bored @.40 & tapped for Full Flow.
Standard 10/10 micro polished German Crank
Rebuilt/Re Bushed German Rods
New Mahle Main Bearings

New Silverline Cam Bearings

New Mahle Rod Bearings

New Engle 100 Cam
New Cam Gear
New Hardened Lifters
New 30mm Oil Pump Full Flow

New 17-2806 Type2/4 Oil Cooler (Kaddie Shack)

New Custom Doghouse Fan Shroud to Accommodate Larger Oil Cooler

New 1771Oil Filler Breather Box Kit (Performance Racing)

New High Performance Coil Mount (Performance Racing)

New Custom Push Rod Tubes (Kaddie Shack)
New AA Performance 92mm Thickwall Piston & Liner Kit
Completely Rebuilt heads w/ New Scat High Rev Single Springs

New EMPI 21-2308 High Performance Rocker Shaft Kit

New Aluminum “Gen 3” intake Manifold Set (Kaddie Shack)

New Racing Stainless Hard Fuel Line Kit (Kaddie Shack)

New Cool Tins

New 55 Amp Alt

New MST Renegade Serpentine Pulley System

New 009 Dist

New Bosch Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap & Rotor
Super Clean Rebuilt set 40mm Dual Kadron Carbs Complete

New Engine tin all around

New 200mm Kennedy Clutch

New Exterior Mount Oil Filter with Custom Mount

New VW Stock Gas Tank

Fuchs Wheel – 15X6 w/all 911 Porsche Part Numbers

If you have more questions, contact me through this listing for my phone number to talk or text. I can email over 60 more photos from the restoration process to it sitting in my driveway last week ten years after the body was completed. The engine and transmission were built in 2018.


I can help with your shipper at my location. I will not drive to a different town or city to meet your shipper. It can be loaded here at my house or around the corner where the street is wider, and has plenty of room for a full size truck or trailer for getting it loaded. If you decide to fly in and pick it up to drive home you will need to fly to Tucson Arizona airport and take a rental car to my house 60-65 miles away. We do have an Enterprise car rental downtown where you can return your car before taking the truck. ALL SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS ARE TO BE MADE BY YOU, THE WINNER BIDDER. Ask me any questions BEFORE YOU BID !!! Inspections can be done by you or a 3rd party at my location only. Please do these before you place your bid and purchase. The single cab is sold "As Is - Where Is". The thick package of all invoices will be given to your shipper if not picked up in person, along with a thumb drive of photos for the history of the single cab. If picked up in person I will furnish a generic Bill of Sale, signed by you and I to use on your trip home, protecting you and I.


NO PERSONAL CHECKS - Deposit of $1,000 NON-refundable .. balance of payment will be made by bank wire transfer. Once payment is made and is cleared through my bank, I will send the signed title to you overnight via FedEx or UPS. CHECK WITH YOUR DMV IF THEY REQUIRE MY SIGNATURE ON THE TITLE TO BE NOTORIZED. That is a requirement if you are buying the truck and are an Arizona resident. Payment in full is due within 5 days of the end of auction. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

This single cab truck is also for sale locally, on Facebook Market Place and the Samba. I have been a member of the Samba since 2003 and just as long here on eBay. I have bought and sold various VW Buses on eBay and Samba. My user ID on the Samba is "iubhounds" if you would like to see what other VWs I have sold or bought.


I have listed all the details of this 1959 single cab to the best of my ability. There are no hidden issues and you can drive this single cab anywhere. There are names, email addresses of the engine builder in the package of invoices. The build sheet is also included. This single cab is being sold with no warranties and is "as is". The truck is kept inside and is driven on a regular basis. The single cab will be driven up until the winning bid. Other photos are available from bare metal in 2010 to it sitting in my driveway in 2020 upon request.

Thanks for reading all of this and good luck bidding.

On Jan-10-21 at 11:48:05 PST, seller added the following information:

I forgot to list that there is a custom made car cover for this single cab that is included.