Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pick Me Up: 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon

Volkswagen built a utility/pickup version of their iconic Type 2 (T3) Vanagon with a strange hinge-sided bed that is impractically high and strange looking to boot. But this next car is an example of what a blow torch wielding customizer can build that is probably better than the factory and certainly cheaper..  Find this 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon offered for $4,800 in Lehigh, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

From the seller:
Volkswagen vanagon. Completely rebuilt engine, watercooled, New paint, New clutch, 4-speed transmission, all New interior, New tires, customized rear bed, trailer hitch. Runs great and fun to drive. Asking $4,800 o.b.o. Any questions call 

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  1. That's a cool concept,but doesn't appear to be a very practical one. Without significant sides to that bed, you aren't going to be able to carry much of anything back there. Maybe palletize every load, but then you need tie-down anchors. I wanna like it, but not as it is. And the price certainly seems fair, too.

    1. It would be easy to attach sides using that lip that seems to go all the way around the bed. The interior looks amazing that rear shelf is the perfect size.

    2. Or you could run tie downs under the lip to hold the cargo in place.

  2. They took away the fresh air vents to the engine compartment. I wonder how hot it runs now.

  3. I like the concept, but the plastic engine cover needs some minor uprating. Looks like the rear hatch still opens, though, which is nifty.

  4. This and the geo metro van and you're all set...

    Don't know for what, but you're set.

  5. Perfect car for single dudes who love vans but don't want the family baggage that usually goes with it. Plus with a lower C O G it prolly handles and drives like a 912


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