How many VW pickups were made in 1981?
In 1981, Volkswagen sold 37,392 examples of its cargo hauler, but by 1983 that number had plummeted to just 2,079 units. Over the course of a five-year production run, VW’s Westmoreland plant produced some 75,947 pickups, making the model relatively successful for Volkswagen of America.
When did the VW pickup truck come out?
Production began at Volkswagen’s Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, factory in 1979, and the VW pickup was launched to U.S. consumers as a 1980 model. 1981 Volkswagen Pickup.
What was the horsepower of a VW pickup in 1982?
Volkswagen (slightly) upsized the Pickup’s engine offerings for the 1982 model year, with gasoline models getting a 1,715cc four-cylinder now rated at 78 horsepower and 88.2-lbs.ft. of torque and diesel versions getting a 1,588cc four-cylinder rated at 52 horsepower and 71.5-lbs.ft. of torque.
What kind of transmission did a VW pickup have?
A standard four-speed manual transmission sent power to the front wheels, but buyers could also opt for a five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission (on gasoline models only). 1981 VW Pickup interior, in blue leatherette.
What was the length of a VW pickup?
The VW Pickup rode on a 103.3-inch wheelbase, an increase of nearly nine inches from the Rabbit’s 94.5-inch wheelbase. Overall length was obviously up too, and the Pickup measured 171.1 inches from front to rear, compared to the Rabbit’s overall length of 155.3 inches.
Where can I buy a 1981 VW Rabbit?
Here’s a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup, which, I can only assume, is in better shape than every other 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup on earth. It’s currently offered by Curran Volkswagen in Stratford, Connecticut, for $12,995 — and that’s a pretty good deal for what I really believe might be the last decent surviving example of this vehicle.