Interesting, rare, and absolutely cool, this 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab is the kind of machine that will generate ton of interest wherever it goes.
These VW Type 2 trucks have the same cool appeal as the vans, but are a far rarer sight in the USA. After all, the Chicken Tax cut their production short for this side of the Atlantic. So we get particularly excited when you can find one as complete as this. The paint is a later upgrade and it's obvious by the extra glow in the blue. The upper black of this two-tone is a thoughtful application that not only draws attention to the dipping "V" in the front, but also coordinates with the bumpers and wheels. Bright wheel covers, new polished side mirrors, and a shining VW emblem up front complete a well-done total package. But as good as this looks, we also love these for their versatility. Volkswagen was quite clever at how to stack cargo, and that's why you can take down any side of the bed for easy loading. Or you can even fold down all sides and turn your pickup into a flatbed transporter. So something this distinctive, and also still so useful, is great for everything from promoting a business to a support vehicle for you other classics.
The exterior black and blue return inside, and now it's joined by a tasteful gray on the cloth seating. Just like the Type 2 Bus, these were great for giving the driver a commanding view of the road. The large factory dual-spoke steering wheel, single VDO gauge, and easy to reach gearshift should feel a bit familiar to Beetle fans. And since this is a double-cab pickup, it's one of the rare classic trucks that gives you the added utility to use for everything from secure storage, to taking extra family and friends along for the ride.
In the rear is a 1200cc air cooled, four-cylinder motor. It's the correct displacement for the era, and possibly original to the vehicle. It has an upgraded distributor, air intake, and the motor was recently serviced, including a new engine bay seal. Remember, this is the same flat-four that brought the Beetle its global reputation for being tough-as-nails. So to have it in a pickup only adds to its utility. That's why the rest of the world has used these for everything from farm vehicles to medical transport. Plus, it's linked to the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission, which allows you to get the most out of the motor. It's an unbeatable package that provides robust and fun driving.
You know these don't come up for sale too often in the USA, and this one has a ton of originality with the right extra flair added in. So if you were looking for the ultimate attention-grabber at any VW event or just parked outside your business, you need to hurry to get this pickup. Call today!!!