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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject: 71 single cab last one? Reply with quote

Been searching high and low looking to find info for the last month and week singlecab that was destined for the US market. Anyone have any leads or info to point me to? I have a 71 sc built the last day of October and I'm wondering how many more were made after that. Thanks everyone Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 single cab last one? Reply with quote

So it is a 2612xxxxxx built in October of 1971?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: 71 single cab last one? Reply with quote

Yes 2612065912 is the number just wondering what number was the last one to come to the states? White Bay Bus
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: 71 single cab last one? Reply with quote

totally ignorant, but if some meathead wanted to just spend the money "chickentax" could he not have gotten a 1979 model in the usa?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 single cab last one? Reply with quote

alman72 wrote:
totally ignorant, but if some meathead wanted to just spend the money "chickentax" could he not have gotten a 1979 model in the usa?


No. the "Chicken tax was actually a tariff levied by the United Stated government against foreign vehicle manufacturers importing trucks into the United States. It was not charged directly to the consumer. VW chose not to pay it, so it stopped importing trucks to the US.

The intended target was Japan. But they managed to skirt it by importing the trucks and beds separately. Then doing final assembly here in the USA.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 single cab last one? Reply with quote

I know there are later ones in the states now, I also have an 88 doka. I was just looking for the last vw imported singlecab, I want to know how close mine was to the end?
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