Founded in 1937, the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has produced many iconic vehicles to date. From the Beetle to the Golf GTi and more, this manufacturer has endured in the hearts of motor vehicle aficionados. One of their well-known models is the Volkswagen Type 2 and was known in the US as the Bus. The VW Type 2 was produced from 1967 till 2013 and is slated for a comeback in the form of an electric minibus. What we have on offer is a 1968 Volkswagen Truck/ Transporter Double Cab which is reported to have 10,000 miles on the engine build and is available to be seen in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico.
This iconic 1968 Volkswagen Truck/ Transporter Double Cab is finished off in a brilliant white with two pinstripe decals running around it. Its shoes are a set of period-correct wheels with chrome hubcaps embossed with the ‘VW’ roundel. The front and rear bumpers have been painted dark brown. Electric windshield washers are in place along with a glass pop-up sunroof while the rear window is a sliding one. The seller has reported that the Hankook 10 ply tires are in very good condition. A heater modification has been conducted on the truck and the location of distributor outlets has been changed for a better flow. The interior is finished off in a combination of black and white for the seats and the door inserts with black polypropylene plastic for the dash. A functioning AM/FM radio with cassette is in place too for some retro tunes on the go.
The Volkswagen Type 2 was offered in a myriad of drivetrain configurations depending on the year. This 1968 Volkswagen Truck/ Transporter Double Cab is equipped with a donor engine from a 1977 model. Reportedly it’s a 2.0L air-cooled, gasoline-fueled, boxer engine with dual carburetors and is said to have only 10,000 miles on the engine. The transmission has also been sourced from a 1977 Bus, and reportedly it easily cruises at 70 mph as per the seller. Power disc brakes have been installed, with a front disc brake conversion. In case you’re wondering, the powerplant endows this Type 2 with 70hp!