1.8T Sportruck: 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup

The world is filled with yawn inducing boring stuff. Just look at your nearest Toyondaordmotorstallanis dealer. The stuff you see in the showrooms is an insult to the 7 year old version of yourself who dared to dream about driving someday. It is boring, safe, comfortable, and gives you this false sense of security about arriving at your destination without stopping to diagnose a strange noise or soldering a coil pack harness on Christmas eve (true story from this past Xmas). These safe and sensible cars are fine for the zombified masses who wear name brands like RFID ear tags and read the fine print before signing mortgage docs — but readers of this rag know better. We know the feeling of success and relief when reaching your destination. And we understand that swapping a modern 1.8T Audi/VW engine into a vintage Caddy is a thing of beauty. Find this 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Sportruck offered for $7000 in Machester, VT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1980 Volkswagen rabbit pickup
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 245000
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: pickup
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1980 vw sportruck 5spd 1.8t motor swap
Clean clean clean mk1. sick of getting flipped the bird by people on the road. this rig will solve all your problems drop her down and blow by with a smile and wave. Is the wife or kids pissing you off toss them in the back it’s got a bed cap no big deal! People think your compensating for something with that big old f350 ? Not with this set of confidence on wheels. Be the coolest cat in town and buy this Krout mobile.

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