1981 w/ 86 Golf 1.6L Diesel in St. Cloud, MN

Last Updated: 12/12/2017 | Ad Source: Craigslist

Asking Price: $4,200

Key Truck Features

  • Model Year: 1981
  • Odometer: 83,980
  • Engine: 4 Cylinders
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Color: Red

Contact Info

  • City/Area: St. Cloud
  • State/Region: Minnesota
  • Contact Name: Not Provided
  • Phone: (612) 618-9315
  • Email: Send Message

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Well we just had our first kid. And with that it’s hard to drive this two seater anymore. So it hurts me to say it but it’s time to sell her. It’s a blast to drive. I get toms of looks and compliments about it. Even get some old guy flag you down to talk about Volkswagens. This is a 1981 vw rabbit pickup aka caddy. It has tons and tons of new parts as when I got it three years ago it was off the road since 1996. I put countless man hours into this thing, just ask the wife. It has full manual air ride system. Thing rides great. Goes 70mph no problem for hours. Has the longest 4spd gearing I could find. Very tall 4th. Can sit at 70mph comfortably. It has a motor out of an 86 golf 1.6l Diesel. Gets an average of 45mpg. Only thing it could use is a shift boot. Every thing else functions as it should. Body is in great shape. Has some rust on the bottom of the doors. And in the bed. But super clean otherwise. It has dents and dings. Paint it not prefect. I wanted that vintage look. Still shines up great.  On to the list of new parts that I can remember.

Timing belt kit
Water pump
Valve cover gasket
New rear main
New front seals
Cam seal 
Crank seal
Balance shaft seal
Rebuilt vacuum pump
New hoses 
New radiator 
New fuel lines
Tank cleaned
All 4 wheel bearings
All new brakes rotors/pads/drums/shoes/lines/calipers etc.
New clutch kit
New trans fluid
GL 4spd manual trans
2 new axles 
New rear main leafs/shackles 
New rear airlift dual bags
New front bags with kw dampening adjustable coilovers 
Rear drop plates 
VIAIR compressor 
3.5 gallon air tank
Manual switches 
Dual gauges
New carpets
New headliner
Tan seats
Tan door cards
New windshield 
New rear taillights 
New rubber bed mat
New h4 headlights 
New floor pans 
New strut towers 
Notched frame both sides for axles
Has brand new 14im tires 
Widened steel wheels 14x8in wide now

That’s all that I will post. Come take it for a drive and we can talk.

Would love to sell it before the big snow. But I can store it for winter and sell it in the spring. Just seeing if there is any interest right now. Not really looking for trades. I have sooo much time and soooo much money into this thing. But it’s time to sell. Fire sale price for 4200. Come drive it home today. It will not disappointed. 


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