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60 Seamed Gate double cab, factory postal yellow Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2440293
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60 Seamed Gate double cab, factory postal yellow   Price: Pending
I have accepted a deposit 1/18/2021, I will remove the ad once the sale is finalized.

update, 1/17/2021 I have lowered my asking price to $40,000 price is now firm unless you want me to remove the lowered suspension, IRS transmission or 2110 cc engine and replace with the stock suspension that come on the truck new. I still have the stock beam, stock transmission (recently rebuilt) and the stock wheels. I do also have a 40 hp engine that I can throw in if you want it. If I remove some of the custom parts then the price comes down.

If I sell it at this price great, if not then I will keep driving it to my local cars and coffee every weekend and keep enjoying it.

This is a rare truck. It is the only documented remaining double cab known that was painted postal yellow at the factory. This truck has a birth certificate and the original m code plate to back it up. It is a early 1960 model year truck built in October 1959.

I am only listing this for sale because there is something else I have my eyes on, if that sells this truck comes off the market.

When I bought this truck it had several layers of paint on top of the original yellow. I stripped off all the layers to reveal what remains of the factory paint job. There were several spots that were previously sanded too much and most of the factory paint was gone. Those spots were repainted in a close match to the original yellow. I wasn’t looking for a perfect truck, I wanted a patina driver so that is what this is. I have a title, all factory vin tags and numbers are still there.

The bus was lowered, it has a CB 4 inch narrowed beam and wagonswest welded hybrid Porsche drop spindles. It has Porsche 944 front and rear disc brakes. The front brakes have Wilwood calipers. The rear has an IRS transmission that was freshly rebuilt three years ago. The rear IRS conversion has the brackets from wagonswest. The interior has newly upolstered seats, done with deutsch polster seat covers. The truck has all new interior panels from Clara. The steering box was professional rebuilt by Wolfgang. The wiring harness was replaced, the shifter is vintage speed. Front safari windows were added using Izzy’s windows. The engine was freshly built three years ago for this truck and is 2110cc with dual 40 carbs and vintage speed exhaust it runs great and is very reliable. The wheels are original Fuchs 15x6, not the reproduction wheels.
The truck is not perfect, but it wasn’t built to be. It is a great driver. The truck has minimal rust, it has been a dry Las Vegas, NV truck for decades. The truck does still have some bondo, when it was in my buddies shop the goal was not to restore it it was to make it a good driver so I did not have him remove the bondo. The bondo is in the lower nose (where it was previously tapped) and the lower rockers. It also has some thin bondo on the roof. Remember this was a work truck for decades and later in it's life it was bought by a sign painter who rebuilt it and painted it (grey with pink flames), that is the time where body work was done and the bondo was applied prior to that paint job. My buddy also welded up the tailight holes (which had the larger 62-67 style) and replaced the rear wheel metal with the correct pieces. I specfically asked him to just weld in and primer and paint, I didn't want any new bondo added as my goal was to drive a old ratty looking truck. If you want to restore this those areas need some finish work and filler added.

The truck is low and the steering box wasn’t raised so it will scrape, I put a guard over it to protect it from damage.
The truck comes with aftermarket hoops and canvas as shown in the pics.
The speedo does not work, the spindles did not come with hole to run the cable so it was never hooked up. The truck doesn't have seat belts, I only drive a short distance to local car shows and did not feel the need to drill new holes.

If you are not into the lowered custom look everything done can be easily reversed. I can sell this without the engine and without the lowered parts. I still have the factory transmission, the factory beam and 15 inch stock wheels.

There is a partial build thread on this bus here with more pictures and details, here is a link to that thread if you want more details.


Remember this is a one of a kind truck. A perfect concours restoration stock 1959 Double cab has sold as high as $125k in 2019, here is a link to that truck ad. I think this truck could be worth that amount if perfectly restored to a high level. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2258097

I am happy to answer any questions you have.
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