FOR SALE: 1973 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Single-Cab
Looking to combine retro motoring with a cool brand-building and practical business vehicle? Look no further...
Year and make/Model: 1973 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Single-Cab
Engine: 2.0L petrol
Mileage: 20 000km (since restoration)
PRICE: R195 000
The hardy and very functional Volkswagen T2 pick-up has become quite the desirable "branding tool" for businesses, as well as providing fun, affordable classic motoring for enthusiasts.
The second-generation Type 2 (T2) was launched in late 1967 and continued in production in Germany until 1979. It's long life was at least partly the result of its incredible practicality.
The VW pick-up, in both single- and double-cab versions had a bed/floor that was flat from front to back at the height of the engine compartment cover. This configuration also eliminated the inner fender wells that protruded into the loading area in most other pickups. Finally, to make good use of the space beneath the elevated bed floor, Volkswagen offered optional "toolbox" compartments with locking doors, that were perfect for storing tools and materials safely.
One of the most unique features of the Volkswagen pickup was that all three sides of the bed were actually hinged "gates" that could be unlatched and folded down to provide a conveniently flat surface that could be loaded without having to lift the cargo up over the sides of the bed. No other pickup on the market at the time offered this unique and practical design.
Classic Volkswagen Single-Cab and Double-Cab pickups are almost as popular today as they were back then, because of their great style and proportions, as well as their practicality.
Wearing its original exterior colour (cream), this pick-up underwent a major restoration in 2013 that took approximately 12 months to complete by a true VW expert. The body was fully stripped, and some metalwork was replaced but the truck was basically very sound. The engine was replaced with an air-cooled 2,0-litre variant and fitted with twin 36 mm Weber carbs.
The brakes, suspension and running gear were fully rebuilt/restored using existing parts where possible or otherwise brand-new parts. It was fitted with a brand-new interior, steering wheel, door frames and handles.
The vehicle has been in daily use by its owner since the restoration and only used to carry wood for his cabinet business.
Overall, it is in spectacular condition and drives perfectly. This is a wonderful period motorsport support vehicle or an ideal business promotion tool, turning heads wherever it goes.
NOTE: The above information was supplied by the dealer currently advertising this vehicle and has not been verified by SentiMETAL/Cars.co.za.
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