Ca. rust free 1983 VW Pickup. Factory a/c, pdb, 5 speed, wife driven since 2010

JELLOWSUBMARINE

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VolksWagen p/u 1.6 diesel 5 speed a/c


Walk around overview


Never have issues on start up, even extended periods. Typical 60 degree morning, 1st start up. As a habit we usually "double tap" the glow plugs (new fast glow plugs and relay convertion).


Start up, all lights functioning normal.
Note: alternator light needs the initial slight rpm kick to "wake it up" as all of these older systems did. I'll get an updated video.



The wife abit nervous over video taping start up out of the norm... still smoke free Giles super pump and injectors make all the difference.



Tastefully optioned and upgraded. Not many original rust free solid examples like this one left. The original under hood paint highlights the rust free normal "hot spots" like the typical shock tower and floor high rot out areas! You may never find one this rust free. Family owned, leak free and garage keep truck. Turn key driver status. Take it anywhere. Normal Ca. registration. NO biannual smog check on these "under the radar" early diesels... even here in Ca. Capable of any alternate fuel although I've only run Chevron top tier fuels. More reliable than my TDI Jetta SportsWagen and just as fun. The wife affectionately named her "peanut butter" for several obvious reasons.

Wife driven since 2010. Starts, runs and drives excellent. Fly in drive it home if you'd like. I'll do what I can to assist shipping. Being sold by a private party (me), not a dealer. Most everything listed below has been done in the last several years and less than 1000 miles. We only put aprox. 1500 miles since we've owned it. Has the 6 digit odometer been changed? I highly suspect it.

The drive train consist of the original engine and transmission. Engine has been professionally rebuilt and balanced. It was bored and honed to 0.5mm overbore and fueled by a Giles super pump with matched injectors. The new injector hard lines are equipped with an optional heating system for improved cold whether operation. All systems have been meticulously gone thru. This truck fires right up and runs exceptional every time. I feel it's time however to let her go for the new owner to enjoy. It's just returned from a thorough presale checkup. The local VW guru has looked everything over and confirmed no known issues. All serviced and ready to go. Turn key. Ready to ship or you can fly in and drive home. One of the highest m.p.g. vehicles ever built. Bid with confidence.

* Professional built/balanced diesel motor, Giles super pump and injectors
* 4-2-1 header, stainless 3 inch exhaust
* new large Interstate battery (Costco warranty!)
* New respray & seals
* New tires and rims 300 miles 185 55 15
* quality struts, ball joints and tie rod ends. Alignment
* upgraded wheel studs and locks
* new oem fuel sending unit. Cleaned rust free tank, por15 sealed, lined fuel hoses
* New master cylinder, rebuilt vacuum pump and hoses
* New rear drums, shoes and wheel calendars and vacuum booster
* GTI rebuilt front caliper conversion with drilled Brembo rotors and pads
* GTI 4 button leather steering wheel
* GTI remote mirrors
* GTI red stripe grille
* GTI front lightened aluminum bumper
* GTI front air dam
* GTI wheel flair set, paint matched, not installed (+ another black set.)
* Quality 8 speaker kenwood sound system.
* MkII Power seat bases with correct Recaro seats.
* Factory sliding window with new latch (can easily remove desert scene)
* factory o.e.m. windshield
* MkII Intermittent wipers upgrade
* Tachometer
* Wood grain dash
* MkI vdo console gauge upgrade
* New carpet
* Bed Liner
" Rebuilt suspension, struts and alignment
* Overload leaf spring. Ride affected only if loaded. (makes contact)
* ULTRA Rare locking fiberglass tonneau cover, trick custom hinges and struts
* fiberglass shell can be included (free pick up or ship @ additional cost)
" huge extra parts collection included in sale

ALL OF THE ABOVE has less than 1000 miles since completed.

So many factory MkI/II option upgrades have been done over the years I may be forgetting a few. Spare parts like bumpers, interior misc. NOS collection, camper shell can be included in the winning bid!

600 miles on the fresh professional blue print level rebuild. With the .5mm overbore, line bore and fully balanced internals this 1.6 indirect injection (original motor) runs amazingly smooth and quiet. This also is the (1st year ?) using the stouter 12mm head bolts, upgrading from the weaker 11mm. A Giles super pump with matched and balanced injectors assist starting easier, running cleaner, more efficient with great drive ability.. The power increase is also noteworthy. Along with the new high pressure hard lines, Thermostatically controlled cold weather line warmers were aided. Quick start glow plugs and relay upgrade insure excellent drive ability. 45 mpg mixed driving has been typical. A free flowing 4-2-1 header into a 3" stainless exhaust system is ready to handle any future turbo upgrade. The usual items where addressed such as rebuilding the vacuum pump, new water pump, thermostat, belts and hoses. New heater core, recharged r12 - not downgraded to 134a and a/c hoses where done at engine rebuild. Parts and radiator were hot/cold tanked or safety cleaned. Engine was NOT paint rattle canned over. (To keep good original paint and markings). That can be new owners call if they want it. I have always run quality Chevron fuel.

5 speed 020 Transmission New clutch, serviced with proper GL4 Redline synthetic, resealed, shift linkage reconditioned and gone thru.

nos sending unit, Fuel tank boiled, inspected (zero rust). preventative POR15 coated, all hoses replaced with upgraded Teflon DuPont lined hose, o.e, return line used.

New hood latch and cable. New exterior door handles and window seals. Locking tail gate latching mechanical gone thru. Bed liner applied.

Not perfect but close. As with any older car, there seems to always be some level of fit and finish required. bid with confidence. Let me know any further questions.

I'm going to miss this ol' girl. I just feel its time for a new owner to enjoy this keeper. BTW FWIW 1983 P/U Is the one year on only with factory inner hold down loops

SOME of the extra parts
* spare 5 speed transmission included
* ce II MkII Tachometer gauge cluster WITH factory tachometer
* extra front and rear carbon fiber wrapped bumper set w/ caps (some nos ends)
* misc. bumper skins
* 2 complete MkI Rabbit flair sets (one painted to match, one black)
* spare flag mirror set
* pd150 intake manifold and gasket
* 1.9TD air filter housing
* extra multi port oil stand
* extra spare injectors
* collection of misc. S/u's, fuses, relays, extra VDO and EGT gauges ect...

MORE PICTURES TO COME







3" stainless exhaust



Before Kenwood install. Although this steering wheel was nice looking, it felt "flimsy" and was upgraded to a nice leather 4 button. Solid!


Recaro seat set on Mk1 optional power seat bases.


BTW this picture is with stock egg crate grille (I still have it). It now wears the GTI red stripe.


Rust free good ol' inland Ca. livin'


Pioneer


Mk1 VDO gauges and console


Trivia... 83 only factotu inner hold down loops

studded and Drilled Brembo GTI upgrade
 
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JELLOWSUBMARINE

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Thanks, we all know what happens when the wife gives the green light to spending $ on cars 🚗🚕🚙🚌🚎🏎🚓🚑
 

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There are just too many to list....
I had one I fixed up years ago, same color even. I sold it and it was the down payment on my house. But I think I sold it for something like $4k, and I was tickled to get that. I replaced most of the interior bits, with brand new stuff, because at the time there were still a bunch of Westy Rabbit trim pieces still in warehouses (and the stuff was CHEAP!) A brand new dash pad was only $145 I distinctly remember. This would have been in the middle '90s when I was fixing it up. I even scored a brand new exhaust system for it.

Years later, I got another one, and quickly realized those years also added pounds and I could no longer fit in one. :(

Mine was an '81, with absolutely zero options. I took the 3+E 4sp box out and put a 5sp in it, and tried to coax a little more power out of the engine, but that was mostly a waste of time and money (looked long and hard for a good turbodiesel for it).
 

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Great...I just got drool marks all over my computer :love:. If I didn't already have my 98 Jetta and a 1984 Isuzu pup diesel, I'd be flying to Ca. to pick that one up. I had a 82 caddy back in the day and loved it to death! Good luck with the sale!!!
 

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This is a beautiful truck! I really liked mine, and still have the one, just gotta do the work on it. Don't sell yourself short on it though.
 

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Thanks all. Alot of great input, I know it'll find a good home. Got a few real interested responses. One from "the other" site seems a bit suspect.

Like anything else over 40, it has its own minor issues. We just have to keep up on them. However if my now "ex cjaa" was built with this much simplicity I would still own the sportwagen. Loved that wagen

We just don't use the little p/u much since the grandkids are quite a priority.

Been finding more parts stashed away, ha. I guess I've been quite a pack rat
 
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I would hope, but man, the younger generation often doesn't seem to care. I was looking at a nice original one-owner '72 F250 a few years back, total garage queen. Only used to pull a camper, never driven daily, NEVER seen any road salt. Widow was selling it, her husband had passed a year ago, and she finally came to terms with the fact that she was never going to get any use out of it, and it was just sitting, and nobody in the family had any interest. I show up to look at it, and her [adult] grandson showed up with his clapped out Corolla. I turned and looked him square in the eye and said "You really don't want your grand-dad's truck? No feeling of legacy or memories or anything?" Man I don't think this clown was able to think past what video game he stayed up late playing the night before or where he was going to go for his next piercing. Just a complete mushroom. Sad. Really, really sad. If MY grandfather had left anything like that behind, it would be getting enjoyed and appreciated by the family at every chance.
 

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We've always been a car family and enjoyed them for what they are.

Been fun putting this one right.
 

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I would hope, but man, the younger generation often doesn't seem to care. I was looking at a nice original one-owner '72 F250 a few years back, total garage queen. Only used to pull a camper, never driven daily, NEVER seen any road salt. Widow was selling it, her husband had passed a year ago, and she finally came to terms with the fact that she was never going to get any use out of it, and it was just sitting, and nobody in the family had any interest. I show up to look at it, and her [adult] grandson showed up with his clapped out Corolla. I turned and looked him square in the eye and said "You really don't want your grand-dad's truck? No feeling of legacy or memories or anything?" Man I don't think this clown was able to think past what video game he stayed up late playing the night before or where he was going to go for his next piercing. Just a complete mushroom. Sad. Really, really sad. If MY grandfather had left anything like that behind, it would be getting enjoyed and appreciated by the family at every chance.
My grandfather had a 1967 Chevelle and the other grandfather had a 1967 Beaumont both are long gone now but I wish. Shame that guy didn’t want that truck.
 

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There are just too many to list....
Ah, the Pontiac Beaumont.... the car built by Canadians, for Canadians! :D

That's pretty cool. Didn't they have a maple leave on the center console?
 

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Ah, the Pontiac Beaumont.... the car built by Canadians, for Canadians! :D

That's pretty cool. Didn't they have a maple leave on the center console?
Not sure about the maple leaf... I'll ask my grandma if she remembers one. Way better than the other canadian build sports car of the sameish era the bricklin....
 

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wow. you might consider submitting it to Bring a Trailer; just don't let them force you to make it a "no reserve" auction
Or even better cars and bids and have Doug review it and say “THIS” that would be cool video.
 

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I would hope, but man, the younger generation often doesn't seem to care. I was looking at a nice original one-owner '72 F250 a few years back, total garage queen. Only used to pull a camper, never driven daily, NEVER seen any road salt. Widow was selling it, her husband had passed a year ago, and she finally came to terms with the fact that she was never going to get any use out of it, and it was just sitting, and nobody in the family had any interest. I show up to look at it, and her [adult] grandson showed up with his clapped out Corolla. I turned and looked him square in the eye and said "You really don't want your grand-dad's truck? No feeling of legacy or memories or anything?" Man I don't think this clown was able to think past what video game he stayed up late playing the night before or where he was going to go for his next piercing. Just a complete mushroom. Sad. Really, really sad. If MY grandfather had left anything like that behind, it would be getting enjoyed and appreciated by the family at every chance.
My son turned 18 today. We live on my wife’s parents farm and are always helping, about 1/3 the cow heard is ours. My son and his grandad are on their way home from the big city picking up more parts as well as yet another 1970s for truck. My son HATES newer cars with a passion. Too many electrical widgets. Has his 02 golf and we will split the 03 Jetta for whom ever needs it since I got my 05 golf going.I think that is about as new as he wants. Father in law has a bunch, and I really mean a bunch, of older cars and trucks out here that hopefully my son will get. We are talking a 1957 Chevy wagon that his dad bought brand new, 56 4 door bel air that he built from the ground up, several old 50s ford and Chevy trucks. My son gets a bit squirrel headed trying to decide what he wants to help papa work on. I love it.
 

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Glad to see the younger generation appreciating older vehicles for sure.

Just an updated post here as I couldnt ad any pictures to the original post. A few of the over engineered tunneau cover hinges and the lined bed.



Cardboard mockup rhen steel


1st rendition. Although compact the strur put way too much of a forward pushing load over the final layout








All new components alone with stainless nut serts and carriage style hardware. Fully adjustable hinges and strut push/opening height.




Tonneau locking latch



Note the 83 only factoty tie downs
 
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JELLOWSUBMARINE

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Week end bump

subscribed may want to re-read post #1 as I redid the ad in prep for a possible bringatrailer.com auction
SOOO much more info. More detailed pictures to come

 

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The revised description is the template for the BAT auction listing (BringATrailer). They prefer transparency so details help there.

That said it will most likely be a no reserve auction. The BAT past sale chart can help give an idea of the value for basing a bid. The Hagerty insurance has been established @ 20k

Open to reasonable pre auction offers. P.M. me. Very negotiable
 
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