This Rabbitamino is just about exactly what I would have liked to have done with my first car, a white 1981 VW Rabbit Truck. The light pickup body and communicative steering made me first enjoy “driving slow cars fast,” as I once heard it aptly put. And slow they usually are, fitted with anemic but efficient gas and diesel engines. This seller solved that with plenty of go-quick bits from GTIs and Sciroccos that conveniently follow the VW tradition of LEGO-like parts interchangeability.
A detailed but concise description from the seller:
Up for sale is my 1982 VW Rabbit Sport Truck. This is a super rare truck that is in awesome shape. The original 1.7 motor has been replaced with a single ohc 1.8 gti motor with a g-grind cam. Also has the gti trans, scirocco brakes with stainless steel brake lines, corrado recaro seats. The interior of the truck is in really nice shape with the exception of the headliner which I removed because it was falling down. The paint, as typical with this gen vw, is fading but there is hardly any body rust, no bed rust, no strut tower rust. Almost new winter tires on 15″ wheels to fit the scirocco brakes. I just had brand new 2 inch exhaust installed from the header pipe back. I have a matching tailgate but the handles does not work, I also have a bumper with hitch ball mounts. I love this truck I just need something with more seats so the kids can cruise with me.
Despite Wisconsin roots, notorious for devouring all things metal, this GTIchero has minimal rust and none in the most common problem areas. The pictures show a pretty beat tailgate because the original has a broken latch, but that’s an easy fix. For $3600 this would a fun, efficient, and useful little truck. I love the style, the big steelies, the great interior, the OEM+ upgrades. Well done to the seller, and cheers to whoever buys and appreciates this funky take on the GTI.