1981 VW PICK UP, 61XXX MILES, 1.6 TURBO DIESEL, 45 TO 50 MILES PER GALLON, 5 SPEED.
THIS LITTLE TRUCK IS RUST FREE, SOUTHWEST CAR ALL ITS LIFE, AND IT WENT THROUGH A LENGTHILY RECONDITION TO BRING IT TO THIS CONDITION.
IT STARTED AS A TOW BEHIND RV LITTLE TRUCK, AND WITH A GAS ENGINE 4 SPEED WHEN WE GOT IT, NOW IT HAS A REBUILT 1.6 TURBO DIESEL WITH A 5 SPEED MANUAL.
NEW STRUT BEARINGS,
NEW GEAR LINKS,
NEW FUEL PUMP,
NEW FILTERS ALL AROUND,
NEW REMOVABLE JVC AUDIO SYSTEM WITH HIDDEN CD PLAYER,
NEW RUBBER MATS,
HEATER WORKS, AC IS INSTALLED JUST NOT CONNECTED (COMPRESSOR, DRYER, LINES, ALL PRESENT),
FRESH OIL CHANGE SINCE 7/19.
DASHBOARD HAS SOME CRACKS IN IT, WAS PLANNING IN GETTING A DASHBOARD COVER,
THIS TRUCK HAS A MECHANICAL FUEL INJECTION PUMP, MAKING IT AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR A BIO-DIESEL CONVERSION.
SUPER CLEAN, CLEAN TITLE NOTARIZED AND READY TO GO.
STILL ADDING A FEW MORE MINOR DETAILS LIKE A COUPLE MORE MOLDINGS, I HAVE THE ORIGINAL CHROME HUBCAPS FOR THE WHEELS.
AFTER WE FINISHED THE ENGINE SWAP, AND REGISTERED THE CAR HERE IN ARIZONA, MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION ISSUED A NOT ACTUAL MILES TITLE. IN THE CARCHECK, WHICH I CAN PROVIDE WITH THE SALE, IT SHOWS ALL THE HISTORY OF THE CAR UP UNTIL WE GOT IT, ALONG WITH THE DOCUMENTED MILES TO PROVE THAT THE ODOMETER IS CORRECT.
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Apple fans have been itching to see the tech giant flex the full muscle of its iOS operating system in an automotive infotainment system for years, which is why we turned all sorts of excited when we caught wind of the Volkswagen iBeetle. The machine is headed to the Shanghai Motor Show for a debut, and VW promised it would be one of the "first cars in the world to have a genuine integrative interface for the iPhone that was coordinated with Apple." Listen closely, and you can hear the contented sigh of a million wallets opening.
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Go ahead and close those up, kids.
In reality, the iBeetle offers little more than a dash-mounted dock and a special app that shows a few vehicle functions, which is about as far from an infotainment revolution as you're likely to find. In fact, the setup is little more than a factory rehash of aftermarket items, and hardly worth a whole model debut at an international motor show. And that's to say nothing of the fact that Apple relishes in changing the shape and form of its darling handheld at every generation. Volkswagen better be prepared to keep pace with appropriate docking mechanisms for the upcoming iPhone 5S, 6, 6S, et al.
Inexpensive, small pickup trucks used to be everywhere in the US, whether they were from Japanese brands like Datsun or Toyota, the truly weird Subaru Brat or even from Europe with the Volkswagen Caddy based on the Golf. These days that market has completely disappeared, but if you're willing to pick up some tools to build your own, there's a company out there bringing the Caddy back as a kit for the Jetta.
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Mark Smith knows a thing about building a vehicle at home. He has over two decades in the DIY-car business as a co-founder of Local Motors and the company that became Factory Five Racing. His latest venture is Smyth Performance and already offers a mid-engine, VW-based kit called the G3F. His new product, though, started as a fluke. "I just wanted a shop truck," said Smith to Autoblog. He already had a Ford F-450 but found that he was driving around with the bed empty most of the time. The result was a pickup truck based on the fourth-generation Jetta that he dubbed the Ute.
The kit retails for $3,500 and ships in three, big boxes, and it's designed to be built and painted in a weekend. Buyers get fiberglass exterior panels, a fiberglass rear window surround, sliding rear window, an aluminum reinforced bed with a tubular steel subframe, taillights, a fully functional steel tailgate, and other parts. In the end, you get a vehicle with a six-foot bed and a payload of around 700-750 pounds. The Ute maintains all of the factory suspension, fuel tank and emissions equipment and requires just a few cuts in the body to complete. "We did a modern Caddy," admits Smith.
Less than two months ago, the Volkswagen Group opened a new facility in Oxnard, California (about an hour's drive west of Los Angeles). The $27 million investment, touted as Test Center California (TCC), serves as a research and development lab testing emissions for all brands under Volkswagen's umbrella, including its newest member, Porsche. While still not fully operational, we toured the new 64,000-square-foot building last week and had a first-hand opportunity to see just how much work is involved testing engines and meeting increasingly stringent government emissions standards.
Replacing a similar facility established in 1990 in Westlake Village (about 20-minutes east of the new location), our guide explained how Oxnard was chosen for its temperate climate, varied regional terrain for test drives and low altitude. (The area is only a few feet above sea level - a critical parameter when instrument testing emissions.) The new facility is capable of analyzing hundreds of vehicles, prototypes and customer-owned vehicles, annually.
Most interesting to us was the huge stainless steel climate chamber, with a massive four-wheel dynamometer that allows VW to test running vehicles in both scorching desert and freezing climates without ever leaving the building (an Audi Q7 was running in place during our visit). We were also mesmerized by the countless storage tanks and intricate plumbing of chemicals, stored in both liquid and gas states, needed to perform the variety of tests. Lastly, we took a look at Bugatti's service center on the west coast, located completely within the new center. While there were no supercars on site, the facility is equipped with plenty of spare forged wheels (mounted with expensive Michelin PAX tires) and a Veyron-specific repair jig that allows the vehicle to be completely disassembled, if needed. It is a shame that the facility, which set off all of our automotive geek alerts, is closed to the public.