Ex-Farm Truck: ’57 Volkswagen Type 2 Single Cab
The collector car hobby has gone nuts for preservation and patina. Just look at the Rat Rod phenomena and you’ll know what we mean. Preservation isn’t limited to Pebble Beach level cars. Most experts agree, it is better to keep something original if the entire package is consistent. By that we mean you shouldn’t have an original paint car with patina and a brand new interior. The reverse is true too (in our opinion). What we have here today is a Type 2 Single Cab with original paint blended in some areas to preserve the look. But since it is a lowly Type 2, lots of what we just said doesn’t apply. This is one to have fun with. It is a bubble taillight Single Cab that was bought brand new in early ’57 and was used as a farm truck until ’70 when it was parked. It spent the following 39 years off the road and was purchased by a very skilled and hardcore Bus enthusiast in 2009. The rescuer added a few stealth upgrades for the sake of drivability. Some of the features include mostly original Dove Blue paint, the original 36hp engine with a Wolfsburg West Okrasa Kit added, disc brakes were added on the front end, the electrical system was converted to 12 volts.The original hoops and mint reproduction canvas, a brand new wiring harness, and the original jack, tools and pouch, and owners manual are also included. This is an eye-popping show stopper that you can have a blast with. The ask is $37,500. Click here for the listing.