READER AD: 1970 Volkswagen Double Cab Transporter

Reader Charles E discovered this VW Transporter parked out in a field, where it had been for a number of years. Once he had it home, he realized restoring it is going to take the right person and unfortunately, that person just isn’t him. As a result, he decided to auction it off on eBay. It’s going to be a massive project to undertake, as there’s lots of rust, but on the upside, it’s a fairly rare Double Cab truck and he’s asking CDN$1,899 1,499 or $1,464 1,148 US. If you’re the person to take on this project, you can find it in Toronto, Ontario and you can view his auction via the link below.

What Makes It Special? Price, rarity, and sold as discovered in a field.

Body Condition: The body is very rusty, still the right shape though and could be restored.

Mechanical Condition: There’s no engine or transmission. There are also holes in floors and missing parts of the frame.

Seller’s Listing: Here on eBay

Alright, so this one is definitely going to be a huge project, but Transporters have become fairly sought after. They are easy to work on, parts are readily available and there’s a massive and knowledgeable community that’s willing to help fellow owners out! Given how simple these Type 2s are, you could probably fit an engine and transmission in it and have it running and driving in no time. Making it a nice driver would take a little (or a lot) longer, but you could start enjoying it while you fix it up!

Do you have a project that you can’t finish and want it gone? Please consider listing it for sale here on Barn Finds!

  • Asking Price: $1,899 1,499
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: 26021859932

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Comments

  1. mike D

    MY first thought was ” the glass is going to be expensive to replace” THEN I read the ad … even if the body and frame were rock solid not worth the powder to blow it up

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  2. DanaPointJohn

    If it had been sitting in a field in the US, it would have been full of bullet holes. Nice that Canadians didn’t consider this classic VW to be used for target practice.

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    • CanuckCarGuy

      In Toronto, it’s more likely be fodder for parking tickets…

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  3. stillrunners

    Still rare and it will sell easy for that price.

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  4. Steve A

    junk

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  5. KO

    That price more than covers the cost and embarrassment of dragging it home. Type 2 VW people are an industrious lot. Nice save.

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  6. Nathan

    That’s a later front nose on that beast, 1970 models had low light directionals. Still very cool but a lot more work to get it correct. I like how they kept the early style bumper on it and it’s even my favorite color Montana red.

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  7. Miguel

    Is there any market for a model this new?

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  8. John m leyshon

    The market has not spoken yet…if it will (?) 1970. May be worth a short trip with a trailer, fairly rare these days.

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  9. leiniedude Member

    What Makes It Special? Price, rarity, and sold as discovered in a field.

    Body Condition: The body is very rusty, still the right shape though and could be restored.

    Mechanical Condition: There’s no engine or transmission. There are also holes in floors and missing parts of the frame.
    What Makes It Special? Price, rarity, and sold as discovered in a field.

    Body Condition: The body is very rusty, still the right shape though and could be restored.

    Mechanical Condition: There’s no engine or transmission. There are also holes in floors and missing parts of the frame.
    All that for $1900 bucks. LOL!

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  10. -Nate

    A sad end .

    This is barely a parts vehicle and someone who doesn’t understand how bad it really is will buy it, take it to bits and throw it all away in a year or two .

    As mentioned, it’s been wrecked and improperly repaired plus there’s serious structural rust through .

    Most don’t realize this was a one ton GVW truck when new .

    -Nate

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  11. Jack Quantrill

    Not bad, walking thru a field and finding $1800! I saw an olive green Porsche 912, in a field , that was stolen from a dealer, stripped, and shot full of holes. I cried!

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  12. Ken Nelson

    Since the license plate says “BESTOFFER” I’ll bet it was a whole lot less than the Ebay price! Maybe $100?? What’s the price of scrap metal these days??k

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  13. Little Cars

    Don’t expect to hop in that cab anytime soon….the step on the passenger side is dust and the one on the driver’s side ain’t too far behind it. I’d take a closer look at the VW next to it, but … no …. they both look like they were parked in that field years ago for a reason!

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  14. wade galloway

    a lot of you guys have no idea what you are talking about, really if it isn’t a bmw or Porsche is must be worthless,right

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    • -Nate

      @ Wade ;

      It’s not that, it’s having decades of experience with both Air Cooled VW’s and rusty vehicles, this one is way past the tipping point of salvage .

      -Nate

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  15. tricky

    Bay window so I’m not interested! Best of luck to whomever picks it up though.

    • -Nate

      Bay windows are actually better trucks in every way .

      Not as cool looking though .

      -Nate

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