1981 1.6L Manual Berkeley CA

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Key Ad Information

-Source: Craigslist
-State: California
-City: Berkeley
-Asking Price: $3,600
-Contact: No Longer Available

Key Vehicle Data

-Model Year: 1981
-Engine: 1.6L
-Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
-Miles: 180k
-Color: Grey

Description: Hi there! I am selling a classic 1981 vw rabbit pickup “Caddy”.

5 spd, 1.6l diesel
Approx. 180,000 miles (odo is broken but mileage has been tracked)
No rust!

Recent repairs/upgrades include:
New timing belt & tension pulley
Upgraded fuel system – new fuel filter, fuel pump, injector hoses, updated wiring, injectors tightened
New alternator, alternator belt, and wiring
New battery & battery leads
New clutch cable

It has a custom cab (divider was removed by previous owner) w/ built-in storage in the bed and a custom (larger-than-stock) camper shell
Dash is cracked and interior is a bit rugged, but not in terrible condition
No radio but the wiring is all there
Brakes in great condition / tranny and clutch also in good shape
Fantastic gas mileage, averages 45-55mpg, no need to smog in ca!
Runs good, drives straight

Send me an email if you’re interested in checking it out and  I  am happy to answer any questions. I hope to pass her along to someone who loves these awesome and increasingly rare diesel trucks. Thanks for looking!


Truck Photos

1981 Berkeley CA

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  1. Hello Rich,

    We suggest to contact seller directly with the above contact info(mail) for your further query about this VW Rabbit Truck, as some seller may not monitor the post/comment here.


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