1981 Caddy Lafayette OR

*Please note this ad is a repost

Key Ad Information

-Source: Craigslist
-State: Oregon
-City: Lafayette
-Asking Price: $2,000
-Contact: Ryan @ 5035158275

Key Vehicle Data

-Model Year: 1981
-Engine: 4 cylinders
-Transmission: Manual
-Miles: Not Listed
-Color: Grey

Description: VW Rabbit Diesel pickup. $2000 FIRM.

Hello all,

I have a 1981 VW Rabbit pickup for sale. It is the Diesel motor and has the 5 speed. This truck was my daily driver for the past year.

Regularly 45 mpg and would come down to 40-42 if I kept my foot in it. It is your typical diesel, 60mph in about 10 minutes… all jokes aside…

The truck needs work like all these older cars do. These typically go for 4k+ in good shape. This truck needs some TLC, but I have some things to go with it.
Some major things have been done like the Injection Pump has been resealed (Typically a $300-500 job). I have started a dash conversion to a dash I got out of a Cabriolet. I have put in the Cabriolet cluster and wired it up. Stopped driving it because it overheated. Unknown at this time if it is thermostat, water pump or head gasket. However new head gasket was installed last year. Because I am unsure, I am including another RUNNING motor I recently removed from another VW truck. The truck will start and run fine, just the overheating after driving a few miles is concerning. It does look like the lower radiator hose blew off, so that may be the culprit or could have happened after the overheat. If you don’t want the extra motor, I could possibly be persuaded to take some money off the price. Keep in mind I did say firm and low baller messages will be ignored.

I have too many projects and need to move stuff out of here. I just simply don’t have time to get to this truck anytime soon.
Look around, the VW trucks are hard to find and in diesel as well.
Has a set of TSW wheels on it.

Work done to it in the past year:
Injection Pump re-sealed.
Rear brakes and wheel cyl replaced.
Oil seals on crank and aux shaft replaced.
Timing belt replaced.
1500cc head installed and new head gasket Head from smaller engine increased compression.
Drivers Axle replaced for CV’s.

Things that need to be done:
Windshield – It is cracked, I have a replacement glass AND seal.
Rear right wheel well – Banged up, I have replacement metal to weld in.
Left turn – Truck does not get a sharp left turning radius. Not an issue for normal driving, but tight parking lots require an extra turn at times. I have a replacement steering rack.

Misc Parts:
Dash from Cabriolet
Windshield rubber
1.6d motor (Running motor out of another VW truck I have)
Passenger side Axle with CV’s. The current CV’s are fine, just have extra in case.
Manual steering rack.

Please contact via TXT or email as I am on the phone a lot for work. I don’t check email on weekends so TXT is always preferred.
Trades: I could possibly be interested in a trade for a Jetski / waverunner (Seadoo, Yamaha) or a Sport Quad 600cc or larger. Honda, Suzuki, Polaris, Yamaha, Can Am, Kawasaki.


Truck Photos

1981 Lafayette OR

Before leaving a comment below please note that some sellers do not check this post regularly.  If you have a question for the seller of this truck please use the contact information above to reach the seller directly.


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.