Lot 256 - 1975 Volkswagen Trekker (Type 182)

Lot 256 - 1975 Volkswagen Trekker (Type 182)

Lot 256 - 1975 Volkswagen Trekker (Type 182)

Lot Number 256
Registration LYE 499P
Chassis Number 185 2086412
Engine Number AL019523
Odometer reading 27,123 miles
Estimate £9,000 - £12,000
Result Sold - £16,520
  • Very early chassis number
  • Genuine right hand drive example

The Volkswagen Type 181 was a two-wheel drive, four-door, convertible, off-road vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. During the 1960s, several European governments began co-operating on development of a vehicle known as the Europa Jeep, a lightweight, amphibious four-wheel drive vehicle that could be mass produced for use by various national military and government groups. Development of the vehicle proved time consuming and the West German government needed a limited number of light, inexpensive, durable transport vehicles that could fulfill their basic needs while the Europa Jeep was being developed and put into production. Originally developed for the West German Army, the Type 181 was also sold to the public, as the Kurierwagen in West Germany and the Trekker in the United Kingdom. Volkswagen imported 300 right hand drive Trekkers Type 182 during 1974-75 but only 71 were sold starting at chassis number 185 2086406, making them rarer than a Series One, flat-floor Jaguar E-Type.

Originally registered on 1st November 1975 this Volkswagen is the sixth Trekker brought into the UK and is quite possibly the oldest surviving example. The vendor is a fastidious classic car enthusiast and has ensured this Volkswagen presents in good order. The 1595cc air-cooled engine started immediately when requested and runs well. The green bodywork is in good order and is corrosion free. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate. This genuine right hand drive Trekker Type 182 is rare and also great fun to drive.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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