No Metal Work: 1967 VW Single Cab

It’s not surprising to see strong bidding for this 1967 Volkswagen Single Cab pickup, as the seller claims that aside from one repaint, this utility wagon features all original sheetmetal and floors with no metal work ever performed. Among Type 2s, that puts this single cab in elite territory, as almost all of them have had rust repair at one time or another. Find the VW here on eBay with bidding over $20K and no reserve.

The pickup body seems to come up for sale far less often than the traditional Bus-style configuration, making this survivor a rare find. This example looks sharp with white paint and original-paint bumpers with overriders, and the simple combination of steel wheels and hubcaps is as you’d expect for a workhorse. The seller notes the “treasure chest” is also rot-free.

The interior is also in near-spotless condition, and the seller emphasizes that the floors have never been touched. There’s no mention of the VW receiving a full interior overhaul, but I’d be amazed if those are the original seating surfaces. Still, given the preservation-quality presentation, it’s possible. The seller notes he has owned the Type 2 for 10+ years and added 10,000 miles.

The undersides look spotless truly a rarity in the world of Type 2s that aren’t a museum-quality 21-window Bus. The seller notes the 1600cc engine works flawlessly and that he’d drive it across the country tomorrow. A new clutch, pressure plate, and braking components were installed by the previous owner. Single cabs rarely come up for sale this well sorted.

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Comments

  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    You don’t see much of anything this age in this kind of condition very often. Refreshing.

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  2. local_sheriff

    Not very strange these rarely pop up for sale – these and the crew cab/ DoKa pickups were definately intended for work and offered less 2nd hand user value than the Buses. Hence they were (ab)used accordingly…

    Any gen 1 and 2 VW Transporters are übercool vehicles – my brother and I even owned a ’70 Dormobile camper many years ago. Anyway I would never hesitate claiming they’re not worth near the amount of $ they change hands for.Just my personal opinion

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  3. Will Fox

    The prices on VW bus variants like these reached ludicrous 2-3 years ago, and I really don’t understand why. The same way it happened on `66`-72 Broncos. What I would think should be a VW single cab worth under $20K, will probably hit over $30K in bidding. Why? This unit IS nice, and shows well but I just don’t see it worth that much.

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  4. Dougie Member

    This is a beauty. Comments on what a vehicle is worth on this site are generally expressed by people that don’t have an understanding of basic economics. Quite simply, anything is worth what someone is willing to pay. Irregardless of specific circumstances. Period. Just my 2 cents. Bahahaha.

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    • Steven Ligac

      As I always put it, Dougie, anything is worth what someone will pay you for it, Right Now.

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  5. bobhess bobhess Member

    VW started the van era but there are just not many examples around any more. The early models are as extinct as you can get without writing them off completely. That’s a situation that normally drives a price up. At least there are a few out there that have been saved.

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  6. Psychadelic Sammy

    Back in the day, my ol’ bus would change lanes without me turning the steering wheel when I was crossing a bridge with a reasonable crosswind. Made me drop my joint a time or two which wasn’t cool, man. Worse yet, the fuzz always thought I was drunk the way it weaved down the road on a windy day. Peace & love.

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    • Dougie Member

      Hey brother I’m right with you. In 1969 I not only drove a ‘66 Van on the Autobon, but across the Alps. Of course I was only 20, so what can you expect. In both cases my girl was laying in the back in the fetal position, screaming “We’re dying. We’re dying”
      On another note, we returned to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. 8 of us loaded (pun intended) into my friends van to go to Disneyland. On the way, my girl dropped 4 h*ts of windowpane on the shag carpet. Believe it or not, after 3 hours we found it. Then we spent the next 3 hours trying to find the entrance, in spite of the Matterhorn being just in view out the left side of the bus.
      Just one of many 60’s VW Van stories. This is a totally legit story, my friends.

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      • Richard

        Great story Dougie. I think this bus needs you.

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      • Richard

        Great looking bus. Sure would be surprised if there wasn’t more refurb than the seller is admitting to. That thing is too nice. Bumpers never repainted? Hard to believe.

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      • Mountainwoodie

        window pane….lol…………..omg……..ok ………………i miss those days strangely enough. The Vdub is beautiful but when you used to buy them for a hundred bucks not so much. Sorry..Econ 101 dudes………….

  7. bobhess bobhess Member

    I wonder if the ’58 180 hp Corvair panel van that we built is still out there….?

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