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This 1962 Volkswagen truck was purchased from the grandson of the original owner from 10 years of barn storage. It was purchased new in Dallas, Texas in l962. The original birth certificate has been obtained from Volkswagen Germany. Most service records and all major service work is documented with receipts. Although this truck was in good condition at purchase, it needed repainting and was given a complete restoration with the unibody completely disassembled, stripped, and repainted top to bottom in the original Ruby Red color using base/clear. The underneath frame axles, brake drums and suspension has been completely painted with acrylic enamel semi-gloss black. All window and door rubber has been replaced and new glass installed in the windshield. The bumpers were straightened,
repaired and painted the original color, Silver White, along with all wheels. The hubcaps were painted original Light Grey with Silver White VW center emblem. All original equipment was cleaned and reused where possible. The taillights, front turn signal lenses and interior and exterior door handles are the only items replaced. The interior was redone with original matching vinyl and decor. New cardboard door panels and headliner material was covered with matching seat vinyl instead of just painting the cardboard panels light grey as original. This is not a matching number vehicle due to the original owner having suffered an engine fire in 1978. I decided to install a completely rebuilt 1,600cc engine. This is a very rare pickup as these trucks stopped coming to the U.S. in the l960s. This is rated as a 3/4-ton and was a real workhorse in its day. The truck has standard reduction gears which gives the truck great low-end torque and amazing pulling power and load-carrying capabilities. I have had as much as 1 full ton of weight on this type of truck and had no problem. This fun-to-drive head-turner puts smiles on everyone who sees it!