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1988 Volkswagen DoKa Diesel

I’d love to be the buyer for this New Jersey outfit which is clearly wandering around Europe, finding great 25+ year-old Volkswagens that were previously forbidden fruit, and bringing them to the US to turn a profit. Thus far, it’s seemed like low-mileage all-originals were the examples of choice, but this DoKa takes it to the next level. The cowcatcher front spoiler could challenge Alpina or Zender, and full-body ground effects and black-center aftermarket wheels help it strike a completely different pose. Sure, it’s a diesel, just like many of the showcar VWs in this country are “2.slows,” but that doesn’t make it undesirable. The interior is painted in the same bright blue hue, and updated front seats and steering wheel follow the few-parts-big-effects style of the exterior.

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Year: 1988
Model: DoKa
Engine: 1.9 liter diesel inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 39,020 mi
Price: No-reserve auction

1988 VW Transporter Doka Diesel. 5-speed Manual Transmission. VIN: WV2ZZZ24ZJH020022. Over 45 MPG and Cruises comfortably at 95 MPH. Only 39,020 documented miles. Custom German pickup. Runs, Drives, and Looks GREAT. Just serviced. No known problems. Extremely clean inside and out. Tonneau bed cover included. Please look at the pictures. Please feel free to ask questions. Inspections are welcomed and encouraged. Free and clear Title in hand. Barely broken in at that miles. No expense spared European custom build. You will not be disappointed.

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This definitely exemplifies 90s modification style in Germany. A little gaudy but pretty cool, this little truck should still be plenty useful – as long as you don’t have to go off-road or over any speedbumps. Efficient, useful, and unique, the bottom line is that this is a clean DoKa diesel with fewer than 40k miles. That’s worth good money in these parts. The style might turn some DoKa lovers away, keeping the price in check. The beat ex-military DoKa diesel with 80k miles I recently posted ended up going for $12,100 in a no-reserve auction. Taking that into account, something around $15k seems fair for this modified version of what may be the least tuner-ish German automobile.


  1. markiteight
    markiteight October 29, 2015

    BEWARE! Seller is a fraud.

    This van was listed in a no-reserve auction on Bring-a-Trailer a couple months ago. High bid was $6818. Seller cut off all communication with the buyer, BaT refunded the buyer’s fee and attempted to contact “Vinny” the seller themselves. He hung up on them once he figured out who they were. Van then went up on eBay (while the BaT situation remained unresolved) in a yet again no-reserve auction. With less than 9 hours to go and the van sitting at $8,000 the auction was cancelled. By this time many people were aware that his eBay username, starstuddedseller, was tainted. Here’s another article written about Vinny:

    So now he has a new account, but the same old antics. At least he’s no longer claiming it’s a TDI, but his 45mpg and 95mph claims are ludicrous. There is also evidence that the speedometers on the vans he’s sold in the past, and this one, show inaccurate milage as they read in MPH, and they’ve all been imported from km/h countries. The speedometer shown in the eBay listing is not even a correct Vanagon part. His claim of “documented miles” is clearly false.

    Just walk away from this one (shouldn’t be too hard…it’s HIDEOUS!).

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