1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy Pickup

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy Pickup

For Sale, 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy Pickup

Price ASK
Buy Classic Volks – Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy Pickup for Sale in Hollywood, California, United State, on beige color, good condition. it’s a 1981 Volkswagen Caddy Rabbit Pickup MK1 Diesel Title w/ 1.8l Gas Motor.

Volkswagen Rabbit
Year 1981
Type Rabbit
Model Pickup
Color Beige
Engine 1.8l gas engine, 5 speed transmission
Made in Germany
Condition Good


Detail by Owner
In total, I’ve put about 10k into the truck, basically in suspension, motor and trans. Haven’t gotten around to restoring the interior or body but it’s fun as a rat rod.

I bought it in Arizona from a cop. The diesel motor quickly died so I put in a 1.8l gas engine with a 5 speed trans. Then went about making it ride and handle nice. I wanted a fast little truck to carve up canyons with. It has a tall 5th gear and cruises at 80mph on the highway all day long. The motor is very strong and the suspension is dialed in. It hooks up in corners real nice.

The interior is “unfinished” though I did replace the seats with mint ones from an old lady’s jetta.

The exterior is also “original and unfinished”, no major flaws or anything, but the rear tailgate doesn’t open, has some dents in it and there’s a bad repair at the rear tail light that needs fixing.

Right now, it’s a fast rat rod truck but has potential to be fully restored.

The car is in excellent mechanical condition. The original motor swap was performed by Scott at Stray Dog Garage and since then a ton of work was done by my a 30 year volkswagen mechanic who didn’t stop fixing things until he was confident it would be reliable, fast and safe to drive.

Here’s a short list of parts:
1.8L motor
2.0L Head
Porsche 944 Throttle Body
Hi Flow OBD1 Ported Intake Manifold by Scientific Rabbit
Techtonics 2″ Stainless Exhaust
Digifast 2 ECU Chip by VW Pilot
Autotech 270 cam
Adjustable timing gear
5 speed tranny with taller 5th gear by Shawn at Kraftswerk
Raceland Coilovers in Front
MK4 Strut Caps by Old Skool Vulcanwerks
Rear Drop Plates by Old Skool Vulcanwerks
Empi beetle rear shocks
Lightweight BMW bottlecap wheels
Extra set of VW wheels and tires
Complete Brake rebuild with Front Corrado disc brakes
New Stainless Braided Brake Lines
New fuel lines
New waterpump
Oversize aluminum radiator
new coolant hoses including the “crack pipe”
New wheel bearings
Rear Sway Bar
Front Lower sway bar
rear wheel bearing seals and dustcaps
air filter for idle valve
timing belt and tensioner
valve cover gasket
New Brake master cylinder
new brake booster
coolant guage
new engine and transmission mounts
Mint condition seats from a grandma’s mk2 jetta.
plus lots more.