1960 Crew Cab, Early Seamed Gates, Very Respectable Original California Truck!
is a super respectable early production 1960 Crew Cab with factory
seamed side gates. The earliest production Crew Cabs made by Volkswagen
utilized what were formerly Single Cab side gates that were shortened
at the factory for use on their new Double Cabs. That vertical seam in
the dead center of the gate earned them their appropriate namesake
and is a cool feature that sets them apart from later examples.
beautiful example is an impressive Californian survivor featuring an
older one time respray in the original L345 Light Grey, early California
Blue Commercial license plates, low miles on the rebuilt 1600 dual port
engine, recent Firestone radial tires, original early
industrial roof rack, original side step accessory, working Blaupunkt
radio, bullet turn signals, glass taillights, icepick door handles,
proper doors, decklid, rear apron, slash cut bumpers, and a very
impressively dry undercarriage among so many other details. This is
most definitely a early Truck to be proud of.
The body is in
impressive shape, very straight, unmolested, and has a very presentable
coat of the original Light Grey color. There is a bit of localized rust
in the normal fashion on both rockers, a couple blisters on the
doglegs, a few tiny pinholes in the front floor, and a couple tiny spots
on the rear cargo floor. The undercarriage is very impressive and
super dry as you can see from the pics. The truck bed is in excellent
shape, very straight, dry, and even has the original bed wood slats
still intact! Additionally the gates are very impressive, clean, and
far above average for a 50 year old
Commercial Truck. A little
further detailing could easily bring this Crew Cab to the next level
and make it that much more impressive.
The interior is very
presentable, clean, and maintains a stock appearance and details. The
inside was resprayed at the same time as the outside and looks nice.
The dash is very clean, unhacked, and has the previously mentioned
dealer optioned Blaupunkt radio that works! The original floor mats are
in great shape and a peek underneath shows exceptionally clean and
solid original floors. You can see the previously mentioned pinholes in
the front floor and the tiny spots of rust in the rear floor as well.
The seats are both recovered in a very similar to original light grey
material and are clean and presentable. Additionally the rear crew cab
seat and seat stand are in very nice shape and a peek underneath shows a
very clean floor where many have collected water and rotted away. The
panels are nice
reproductions and look good as well.
Mechanically this Truck is
ready to enjoy with low miles on a rebuilt 1600 dual port engine, stock
reduction box transaxle that works well, the brakes were rebuilt not
long ago, the electrical system has been converted to 12 volts, and the
tires are recently new Firestone radials with great tread. They are
mounted on the original set of 15 inch Bus wheels and topped with a
repainted set of original hubcaps. Personally I'd eventually respray
the caps in the proper grey, paint the logos the proper Silver White,
and down the road get a set of Firestone 6.40-15 bias plies on it and
have one hell of a kick ass early Crew Cab.
Early Crew Cabs in
this condition don't come along often. This is a great opportunity to
land a very respectable and enjoyable example in far better shape than
the majority you'll see. Thanks!
Please note this early Crew Cab is located in San Jose, California.
Please visit my website at
www.holygrailgarage.com to see the full album of pics of this
Truck, other interesting Vintage VWs, Classic Cars, and Parts for sale.
Brendan Finn (858)366-2549