Lot 300 - 1989 13105 T3 DoubleCab Pick-up
|Odometer reading||19,040 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
The Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) was the third generation of the
Volkswagen Transporter and was marketed under various nameplates
worldwide - including the Transporter or Caravelle in Europe.
Larger and heavier than its predecessor, the T2, and with a more
squared, less rounded styling the T3, was manufactured in Germany
from 1979 until 1992. South African production of the T3 continued,
for their own market only, until 2002. The T3 was the final
generation of rear-engined Volkswagens. With the engine and
transaxle mounted very low in the back, the T3 had much larger disc
brakes in the front, and drums in the rear. Axle weight is very
nearly equal upon both the front and back ends of the vehicle.
Unlike the T2, the T3 was available with options such as power
steering, air conditioning, power door locks, electrically
controlled and heated mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors.
This Volkswagen T3 Doublecab pick-up is no ordinary vehicle. It has a mid-mounted Rover based 4.6litre V8 Race engine and Holley 650 four barrel carburettor. The sound and performance of this pick-up is like no other. In addition to the engine modification, the brakes have been uprated with A.P. Racing calipers on the front and disc brakes fitted to the rear. The suspension has been lowered 50mm to assist handling; uprated road springs have also been fitted. The five spoke 18" Alesio alloy wheels are mated to Goodyear Eagle tyres; power steering and Recaro seats have also been fitted. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 15th September 2014, together with a host of additional paperwork, this Volkswagen pick-up will create a stir, whether she appears on a building site or at a classic car show.
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