Vehicle Description

1982 VW T3 Doka Transporter

All Legal. Registration and safety current. Seats 6 plus a 6’ bed with fold down walls for easy loading.

  • Good tires
  • New shocks and brakes.
  • New master and slave cylinder
  • 4 cyl 2100 double carb motor is air-cooled.
  • 4 spd manual tranny

122,500 km ( about 80k miles) on the odometer, but it stopped working about 4 yrs ago. The speedometer still works, actual miles are estimated at around 100,000. Since I have been in possession, it has been in the care of our certified VW mechanic.  He says this is the best motor available in its time and should have many years of life remaining.
All original parts and motor, never rebuilt. Runs strong and starts right up. It likes to run for about 5 minutes at idle before driving. Solid frame, never wrecked.
Plenty of dry cargo space under the rear seat and in a separate compartment under the bed.

This classic Doka truck was originally imported from Germany to Kauai.  A famous 70’s musician (Graham Nash) was the original owner. Supposedly he toured with it in Europe then brought it over to Kauai, after which it became their family vehicle.  Nash sold it to a big fan in 2006. In his care, the truck was repainted and well cared for in his garage. It became his daily driver and when he sold it to me in 2018, it became my daily driver. Living on an island with a top speed of 50mph, it has been the ideal work and family vehicle. The kids love getting dropped off at school in such style! As fun and unique as it is, this special truck deserves more care than I can give it.  Kauai’s climate is hard on these classic rides and I'm not the guy to baby it and only take it out for the weekends.

It runs great and looks good as is but could be taken to the next level of restoration by the right person. There is some rust, and through the years it has been sanded out, treated, and patched with bondo. The undercarriage and frame is virtually rust free. I would love to see this truck leave the island for a drier climate, and into the care of someone who can really take good care of it.  It is a local legend here on Kauai, not another one like it.

*Shipping included inter-island or to US mainland west coast with a full price offer*

Please contact me with any questions or a Facetime walkthrough.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1422062
  • Price:$20,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Kilauea, Hawaii
  • Year:1982
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Transporter
  • Exterior Color:Gray
  • Interior Color:Yellow/Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:122775
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running