Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dies el Camino: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Pickup

In 1967 when John Lennon wrote and later performed his hit "All You Need Is Love", he was naturally lauded for his optimism and simplicity in focus.  However...he wasn't quite correct.  Because if I had been the 5th Beatle, I would have insisted that we sack this George Harrison character, and then re-title the song "All You Need Is Love And An El Camino".  That about covers it. Find this 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Pickup offered for $12,000 in Half Moon Bay, CA via craigslist.

 From the seller:

VIN: 3VWDT71K16M628380
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: diesel
paint color: black
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: pickup

2006 VW Jetta TDI Pickup. Smyth Performance UTE conversion
5 speeed manual transmission
Stunning color sanded two stage black paint
Leather interior in excellent condition
Michelin tires in excellent condition

Lowered 1 1/2 inches
Engine has 95,000 miles with fresh re-profiled BFW chrome cam and performance tune. Very torquie and gets 45 MPG
Craftec Tonneau cover
Pioneer Bluetooth radio with hands free phone capability (stock radio also included).
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

 See a better way to drive a TDIchero?


  1. This is a gotta have!! If I didn't know better, I would have placed money on this being the Australian "ute" version of the Jetta. This was not created by a couple of guys with a winter's supply of beer/brats/welding rods in a Michigan barn!! The paint and body look fantastic. It just goes to show what careful pre-planning can do! The whole tailgate arrangement appears to have been beautifully thought through. MAN IS THIS NICE LOOKING!
    (And smog exempt!)

  2. Smyth Performance UTE conversion...I remember looking at this kit out of curiosity because it was every 3rd post on my Facebook back when I was a regular user and page looked like vaporware. I guess they actually sold a kit after all.

  3. One of the tv shows covered this conversion with Rutledge Wood when he had his own short lived show.


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