Chicken Tax Casualty: 1965 VW Double Cab

1965 VW Double Cab

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If you know your VW Transporters, then you know that a VW double cab pickup is a rare machine – at least around here. Apparently, a “chicken tax” in 1964 hurt importation numbers of light trucks from Europe and the VW pickup was one of the casualties. First generation Transporters are desirable in any configuration, so this one seems even more so considering its rarity. This is going to be a big project though. There’s rust and the engines gone, but it does look like a good start if you are really into these. This one is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada and is listed here on The Samba for $$10,900 or best offer.

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  1. Bill

    Cool.. though it looks like it’s parked by the Marina, and we all know how good that is for a vehicle.

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  2. KO

    If this really was a condition 4, as stated by the seller, then maybe at that price. It’s a 5 on the Samba scale. It does not run and needs A LOT. $5-6k max.

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    • Bobsmyuncle

      This was nearly worth 5/6 grand 20 years ago my friend.

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  3. AlanB

    Spillchucker Alert …

    causality: The relation between causes and effects

    casualty: Someone injured or killed in an accident

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    • Jesse JesseAuthor

      Oops! Thanks for catching that.

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  4. rogerowen

    First picture I’ve seen of the type I used to own a long, long time ago. Same colour too!

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  5. David C

    It will not last long. I expect it to sell at or near it’s asking price. These are very sought after.

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  6. Woodie Man

    Well the bumper looks good.

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  7. Matt t

    Is that Canadian dollars so like 7500/8000 US?

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    • Dean

      The ad says USD….

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  8. craZee

    Grew up in the back seat of one of these. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would be collectable. My brother and I were embarressed to be seen in it!

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  9. Car guy

    I am from Naniamo, and the Volkswagen dealership did a booming business, since I am a kid from the 60’s, I remember seeing a green one just llike this one. around for years. If you ever see a red with a white top karmen ghia, with a red interior, in Naniamo, it is probally the first car I learned to drive on. ( Nanaimo is not that big) lol. This is post took me back. Crap I must be getting old!

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