1965 VW Split Screen Single Cab Pickup
LHD, Single cab VW Split Screen Pickup, 98K, 1600 Engine
A fine example of a perfectly usable, solid, classic VW single cab pickup. Presented in period Dove Blue paintwork with White roof and a very smart, recently re-trimmed Tan interior. Imported to the UK from Sweden in 2009, this pickup has benefited from light restoration work and a professional full repaint in 2016. At the same time the brakes were overhauled and all mechanical systems thoroughly checked. The pickup has been sensibly lowered and is now running on replica polished Fuchs wheels, all with good tyres. The cab is now a nice place to be, with Tan seat covers, door cards new headlining, sun visors, carpet and original un cut dash. The last owner was a VW enthusiast and has enjoyed gradually making upgrades and taking the pickup to shows and events in recent years, covering a few longer trips with ease. The 1600 engine starts on the button, runs well and is showing no end float. The gearbox and clutch are all good, improved further by an Empi short shifter. There is no evidence of any major rust or accident damage and although not concours, overall this little pickup present very well indeed. The bed and dropsides are all very solid, as is the underside and chassis. The Safari windows are a really nice finishing touch to what is a very cool, iconic classic Spilt screen Volkswagen.