1970 Volkswagen Type 2 Single Cab

In 1952 Volkswagen introduced there first pick up version of the VW bus. The intended use for the VW single cab was for farm workers and construction companies. The single cab featured a bed with fold down gatesthat allowed the Volkswagen it to carry objects larger then itself and made the truck the work horse of the VW lineup.

These days, the single cab, and its slightly bigger sibling the double cab, are more at home in collections and at shows, than putting in a hard days work. This beautifully restored 1970 bay window for sale in Erin, Tennessee is one of those trucks that has retired to the garage life.

1970 Volkswagen Type 2 Single Cab on eBay

 

1970 VW single cab restored truck with 1600 dual port 4 cyl engine and manual transmission; new beige and white paint job inside and out everything was removed for body work and painted. It has new upholstery, door panels, kick panels, floor mats, sun visors, headliner, windshield and back glass all new rubber for doors and windows, all new trim and light lens, new shocks, brakes, tires, new channel  in gates new tin, engine has had a light overhaul, new carburetor, engine was removed to paint as well as the engine compartment was also painted. Truck runs very strong and is road ready!! If you have any questions please give me a call at (931) 289-3976 after 4:00PM and weekends call (931) 289-6324. Please serious buyers only and I will not consider any trades. I have the right to end this auction early due to vehicle for sale local. Thanks!!!

What for years has been a favorite of the crazy old VW hoarders, these truck have been gaining popularity in recent years with a wider audience of VW enthusiasts; and the pricing reflects that.  These have been steadily going up in price over the past 5-10 years with basket cases commanding upwards of $5K, and nicely restored trucks anywhere in the $18K-$30K range.  This nicely restored bay window is priced with the resr of the market, and will likely get close to asking eventiually, but not within the timeframe of this auction.  If this was a split window, my guess is that it would already be gone.

-Brian

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Considering the price is $18,000.00 this car has a number of issues. Seat material isn’t correct nor is the steering column. The engine is not original nor is the fact it’s a dual port instead of single port. Fan shroud should be black not body color and there appears to be no engine compartment insulation present.

    Seats also do not match the door panels and the seat belts appear to be incorrect for the year (red press buttons).

    Is this a nice Transporter? Yes. And a rare one, too. But in the U.S. this isn’t an 18 grand vehicle unless someone in Europe buys it. Realistic price for the States is $12,000.00.

  2. Interestingly enough this vehicle was not listed on The Samba which is only the largest air cooled VW site on the planet. So either the owner of this Bus doesn’t know about it (bad sign) or he knows about it but didn’t post it (bad sign) because he knows he’d be the laughing stock of the Internet.

    A much more rare Double Cab is 12k:
    http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1356362

    And a Single Cab is 9,5k:
    http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1349617

    Upon further reflection I’d put the Single Cab above at 10k.

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