1959 Volkswagen Double Cab on 2040-cars
Saratoga Springs, Utah, United States
Body Type:Pickup Truck
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Never put trim on a Commercial Bus
Cab Type (For Trucks Only): Extended Cab
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Sub Model: Double Cab
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: Dove Blue/Silver White
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Dove Blue/Commercial Gray
This is a very rare Double Cab since it is a first production year truck. Before 1959, Volkswagen did not make them, but had them subcontracted out to the Binz Rotisserie. This first year Double Cab has many of the Pre-60 features that make it unique even to other later Double Cabs. The most noticeable is the "seamed" gates. In 1959, VW did not have a stamp for double cab gates, so they cut gates stamped for a longer Single Cab beds and welded them together. These are the original gates!
This DC is a head turner and a multi-award winner. It has taken Sponsorís Choice at the Lindon Days Car Show among over 100 entries VW, European and American Muscle, First Place in the Commercial Bus class at the 2012 Last Call VW Show and Sponsor's Choice again at another all makes show.
A view from inside the DC taken 6-14-2013
Another earlier video driving around the neighborhood
A walkabout the truck Part1
ON I-15 headed to a VW show(my wife is narrating and I didn't shut my driver's door all the way.)
Body: It is about 80% original metal. It has had the sides above the rear wheels replaced using Gerson replacement metal. It is painted the original Dove Blue and the wheels, bumpers and symbol are painted Silver White. All rust repair and paint was done professionally. This was finished just in April of 2012. Complete assembly of the truck in June of 2012. It also has the original apron and decklid. The bed and gates are Original and good shape.
All new rubber throughout! Doors seals were installed per factory specs as described on dropgates.com. All new windows seals and felt. All New popout window seals.
Suspension and brakes: The front end is a non-narrowed Busboys adjustable beam. Rear end has had the reduction boxes removed and has a 1967 beetle axle in it. All the brakes have been redone with new pads and cylinders and soft lines. Wheel bearings were replaced 3 years ago.New lower transmission mounts and tranny fluid. For tires it has 155/60/15 up front and stock 165ís on the rear.
Interior: Sand blasted, primed and painted seat frames. Kombi Kovers seat covers (The best possible match to original commercial bus seat covers installed as original. No hog rings). The pebble pattern is the best match available to factory vinyl pattern and even the thread color is the same as it wasn when it rolled off the line in 1959. The interior panels are as close to factory specs as possible and are painted in the correct commercial gray. The front door panels have original VW pockets in them. Another Pre-60 feature are the correct Original Ribbed interior door handles with black escutcheons. Dash is uncut. The roof, doors and smuggling compartment have Second Skin Damplifier Pro lining to reduce road noise and rattle.
Engine: 1904cc Stroker with less than 120 miles. Strong runner (clocked 51 in second gear), Dual 44 Weber Carburetors with CB Linkage, Engle mild 110 cam, 76mm crank, CB rods, big valve heads, bolt-on rockers, chromolly pushrods, 009 Distributor, 50 amp alternator, 1974 Thing non-ported Fanshroud (powder-coated), Vintage Speed Stainless Steel lowered bus exhaust.
Stereo: This truck POUNDS. 1000W, 5 channel amp. Pushes 450W Class D to 1 Alumapro BP-12 Sub (all hidden from view). Running Alumapro ALC 5-1/4 Component speakers in custom pods up front. NO HEAD UNIT!!! This baby uses an AudioControl Three.2 Line Driver/EQ and runs directly off of AUX. (Has 3 AUX inputs). Plug your iPod, iPhone, Android, whatever. Must be heard to be believed.
Bullet turn signal Bus- Bullets were changes for 1962 model year. Bullet buses are more desirable than later (fried egg) style.
Seamed Gates- Since VW did not have side gates for the DC this early on, they took single cab gates and cut them down. All the gates are original to the truck.
Six fuse wiring harness- original to the DC. Changed in 1960
Fog Lamp- From what I understand this was dealer optioned. It has a correct switch on the dash for it and works great!
Original headlights and tail lights- Head lights are original VW stamped glass and the tail lights are original glass.
Original Clear Needle Speedo with all correct and rare screw bulb connectors not the modern slip on ones. Steering wheel, turn assembly/knob and horn button are all original.
Correct, Original "Ice Pick" door handles.
Front and Rear Safaris Windows- Fronts are Izzy and Rear is Wolfgang.
Correct "Slash" Bumpers, front and back.
The truck painted the original Dove Blue.
Original gas tank, worked over, relined and painted.
Steering wheel and horn button are original. The steering wheel is cracked. Horn works great.
This truck has nearly all of the hard to locate ORIGINAL PARTS on it!!!
Original front headlight buckets or glass, original correct handles, original correct fusebox, correct "screw" speedo light bulb holders, original and correct clear needle speedo, original and correct glass head light and tail lights and housings, correct dash knobs, turn signal assembly and arm, steering wheel and horn button, original and correct barndoor ribbed inner door handles, correct and original Ice Pick door handles, correct slash bumpers.
***Cup Holder NOT INCLUDED***
NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF US$1000.00 REQUIRED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF WINNING. REMAINING BALANCE REQUIRED THROUGH BANK TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF WINNING.
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Auto blogFri, 11 Jan 2013
Ahead of its official unveiling at next week's Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen has released some preliminary details and images of its Passat Performance Concept - a car that, as its name suggests, adds a little more spice to the automaker's midsize sedan formula. VW makes no mention of any production intent for this road-ready-looking sedan, simply stating that the Performance Concept is a way to "explore this practical four-door's sportier side."
It certainly doesn't look too sporty, the only visual upgrades being larger 19-inch wheels, dual exhaust, bi-xenon headlamps with VW's Advanced Front Lighting system, LED taillmaps and carbon-look mirror caps. Inside, there are carbon interior accents and two-tone leather upholstery. But no matter, the real upgrades for this mightier Passat are found below the sheetmetal.
Powering the Performance Concept is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, churning out 250 horsepower and sending its grunt to the ground via a six-speed automatic transmission. For reference, that's 80 more horsepower than the Passat's base 2.5-liter inline-five, but 20 horsepower less than the potent 3.6-liter VR6. As for other performance upgrades, Volkswagen has fitted the car with a lowered sport suspension and revamped electronic steering, which should indeed add a bit more dynamic feedback to the already nice-driving sedan.
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.
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.
The sequence of events from 2007 that began with Porsche's secret attempt to take over Volkswagen, and instead lead to Porsche being taken over by VW, continues to instigate lawsuits against the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. A group of hedge funds that suffered over $1 billion in losses sued the car company in New York. Porsche had publicly stated it wasn't trying to buy VW, the hedge funds in question were shorting VW stock, and when Porsche's actual intentions were revealed, the stock shot up and the hedge funds took a beating.
The case was thrown out over the issue of jurisdiction, then appealed, only to see another suit filed on top of that. After that, most of the hedge funds withdrew their claims in New York and Porsche offered a 90-day window to refile in Germany where it is already fighting a number of other suits over the same issue. The hedge funds accepted the offer, refiling in Stuttgart for $1.8 billion in damages. According to Bloomberg, Porsche hasn't commented on the refiling, but as the same plaintiffs are involved, it's safe to assume that the carmaker still feels the case is "unsubstantiated and without merit." It has fared alright so far even in German courts, with two lesser cases against it thrown out last year.