VW has always chased trends and when they entered the pickup market in 1980 in the USA it was with a very economical and inexpensive pickup based on the Rabbit platform and sported a diesel engine with a 4spd transmission that could reach highway speeds and sip the fuel. With about 75k sold in the 4 years it was distributed in the USA it was determined that it was not the best idea of the VW execs had hoped for.
This very nice two owner "Caddy" is in remarkable shape for its age and the fact that most of these were abused, neglected and then junked. This truck was sold new in Houston Texas out of Mahan Volkswagen to Robert Goodwin in Sugarland Texas on October 15th 1982 and represented the last pickup the dealer sold and may have been one of the few left over on dealers lots in that year. It then was sold to a owner in Florida before resting in the hands of the current owner out of Chicago. Vehicle has been always well cared for and was given the proper service and attention it deserved and not being exposed to the winter conditions that many fell prey to. Vehicle carries some nice features; sliding rear window, leather seats, Pioneer stereo, A/C, 14in period correct GTi wheels, and proper factory equipment. Vehicle only shows 85k miles and recent service includes; rebuilt injector pump by BOSCH, all fresh fluids, and new timing belt done.
Vehicle comes with some records, original owner's manual/service book, shop manuals and many extra parts. We have only seen a few of these on the market and ones as nice as this along with the last year of production make this a smart buyer for that person that likes the odd ball vehicles. This car can only go up in value as lesser vehicles are bringing more money.
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