VW 181 Trekker for sale For Sale (1970)
£8,500 - Offers invited
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VW 181 Trekker for sale - £8,500 ONO
Up for sale is our VW Trekker 181. Manufactured in 1970 and supplied to the Dutch army. The car was first registered in the UK 01/08/1977; has an extensive service history since my father purchased it as the fifth keeper in 1986. The car is on the Trekker register and was used by my father for his daily commute for 15 years. In 2001 the car was subject to a bare metal re-build including new floor pan, re spray, new hood, screens and seats. The intention was to use it after the restoration but circumstances changed and it has been garaged ever since and run occasionally. More recently the battery, coil, alternator, control box and wiper motor have all been replaced.
This car is very original as far as we know and even has the original jack in the bonnet however the petrol heater has been removed. It has a spare wheel. The car comes with a box of additional parts. These include rubber gaiters, original hood covers, sun visors, rear light covers and some other bits and bobs from the engine. The car comes with its original rare instruction manual and exploded VW schematic diagrams. It also has a whole folder of receipts and registration documents since we have owned the car.
The 1500 engine is original. The odometer reads 71000 miles (unverified). The condition of the paint / bodywork is generally very good however there are some bubbles of rust starting to appear at the bottom of the doors on one side. There is pitting to some of the chrome work and a slight crack in the paint either side of the bonnet above the front wing.
It currently starts well and runs but it would likely need four new tyres to get it through an MOT. I am not a mechanic and have tried to be as honest as possible. This is a reluctant sale but the car is simply not being used and deteriorating slowly as a result. With a little work it will be a worthy investment for someone else to enjoy for many more years. The car is located near Ross on Wye, Herefordshire and can be viewed at anytime by appointment. My father will be able to answer any questions about so please contact Mike on 01989 565267 for more info. Car is sold as seen. Lots more photos available on request. Sensible offers considered.