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Vw Bus Double Cab 1964 Volkswagon (crew Cab) on 2040-cars

Year:1964 Mileage:85400 Color: repaint in the early

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

1964 Double cab.

- 1600 Dual Port built by Jeff Wilson at Mears Metal Products ( with less than 1500 miles since he built the motor.  This bus is mechanically sound and goes down the road.

- Original Canvas structure included for the coverd wagon look (Canvas is long gone) which is amazing to still have this.

- 85k we believe original miles as the odometer works

- 12 volt conversion

- Progressive Weber Carb

- Tires as new

- Brakes excellent

- Reduction boxes sealed and do not leak

- This bus drives and stops and goes down the road without issue

This is my fathers and he has had this since the mid 90s.  this bus is stored the last 40 years and sees less than 100 miles a year.  It has been repainted on the outside and the paint is showing it's age.  It photo graphs beeter than it looks in person.  I do not want to say Nicest VW in city etc. because condition is relative to someones expectations.  It can be seen in person in Minneapolis, MN so please understand we are making our best attempt to accurately describe this bus.

The Good:

- One of the best motor builders in the world is a family friend and built this engine as a favor

- Mechanically Sound

- Original Canvas metal frame and wooden bows

- This bus even accelerates up hill and is a great driver. 

- Tailgate and folding sides all solid

The Bad:

- Paint is showing it's age (Chiping paint on drivers side where folding gate drops.  Chipped paint where seat belts fall out and hit the side)

- Drivers side eye window latch broken

- Rubber seals around windows / doors deterating

- Some corrosion underneath. it was addressed and undercoated

- Canvas missing for covered wagon (You can get new canvas as the Frame and structure is included)

- It was a exterior repaint in the early 80's

- 1964 this is not a restored bus and will show flaws that are normal for a 50 yearold vehicle


This bus can be inspected by serious buyers, it is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime for any reason.  Please understand I am not looking for advice or knowledge and would appreciate only serious inquires and not someone who is looking for a friend. The bus can be shipped overseas it has a clear Indiana title in prior owners name. It can stay for a few weeks as shipping is figured out as long as it is payed in full. Once this goes back to storage - that is where it will stay and I will wheel it out in 20 years and try again.

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Volkswagen debuts MkVII-based diesel Golf GTD

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:00:00 EST

As Volkswagen prepares for the launch of the seventh-generation Golf, it continues to show off some of the car's different variants. With the standard Golf and the ultra-efficient BlueMotion Concept out of the way, now we're finally starting to see some of the sportier versions planned for the hatchback. Confirmed for a debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen has now given us our first glimpse at the Golf GTD.
Just think of the GTD as a diesel version of the GTI with all the handling and styling upgrades, and then add a torquey engine to the equation. (We had the chance to sample the current GTD over the summer, so click here to read more.) To go with the new body style, VW also gave the GTD a new TDI engine consisting of a similar turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter inline-four layout but with an output of 184 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque - that's an increase of 14 hp and 22 lb-ft over the current GTD. That's a pretty good oomph, but the GTD won't be setting any acceleration records with VW quoting a 0-62 mile per hour time of 7.5 seconds thanks to the car's 3,036-pound curb weight.
The styling of the MkVII Golf lends itself quite well to the more aggressive body kit found on the GTD (and likely matching the GTI). The new front fascia and blacked-out grille give the GTD a sporty look up front, while 17-inch sport wheels, rocker panel extensions and smoked LED taillights finish off the visual changes. The GTD will only be offered in three exterior colors: Tornado Red, Black and Pure White. As expected, the interior gets the plaid seat inserts and flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, but the car also gets stainless steel pedals, a black headliner, ambient cabin lighting and a specific gauge cluster readout.

VW going turbo-only in 3 to 4 years

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EST

This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken the industry by storm. When it dropped its direct-injection, 2.0-liter turbo in the 2005 GTI it demonstrated that strapping an iron long to an engine can enhance the powertrain as a whole. VW made fuel economy gains, while also giving a linear, non-laggy turbo experience that it has replicated, model-after-model, to this day.
Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
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