1980 Rabbit San Anselmo CA

*Please note this ad is a repost

Updated: 3/25/2015

Key Ad Information

-Source: Craigslist
-State: California
-City: San Anselmo
-Asking Price: $2,000  $1,000
-Contact: 4157980353

Key Vehicle Data

-Model Year: 1980
-Engine: 1.5 L Diesel
-Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
-Miles: 263K
-Color: Sky Blue

Description: Hi,

I have a sky blue 1980 volkswagen rabbit pick up. It is a very cool car. It has a 1.5 liter diesel engine. 55mpg. It can be converted to bio diesel. Its a front wheel drive. Very fun small pickup. I really wanted to get it going but its too much for me. Plus I am a tall guy and the cab is a little too small for me.

The Good:

It has a camper shell. Extremely rare.
It has never been in an accident and has very little rust considering.
Original everything including the key, lights and grill.
Registered Non-Operational
New fuel and oil filters.
All the electrical works.Including the fuel pump.
New Battery.
Lived in LA for most of its life. So no salt rust.
5-speed manual transmission.
The transmission works fine.
The brakes work.
Has a custom working radio.
New fuel injector.
New Relay plugs.
The engine is totally free and turns.

The Bad:

It doesn’t run. The engine has a lot of blowby and won’t fire up. I had a mechanic look at it and he said that one of the pistons has a hole in it and that the engine would need to be rebuilt. That is too much for me.

It has a new head on the block though which probably, from that extra pressure, blew a piston in the low block.

The interior in the cab is really rough. Needs a new dash.

The muffler fell off. I have it but I had to take it off.


i am looking to sell the car by the end of the week because I am leaving back to LA so please come by and make me an offer.

This would be a great project car for someone who had the time/knowledge/ money to get it going. This car is very rare.



Truck Photos

1980 San Anselmo CA


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