1988 VW Pickup Tristar / Transporter / Doka 4 Dr. Red Restored

For sale: 1988 Volkswagen Other Pickup / Flatbed / Tristar / Transporter / Doka

Technical specifications

Item location:
Snohomish, Washington, United States
Pickup / Flatbed / Tristar / Transporter / Doka
Crew Cab Pickup
Standard black rustproofing trim
Red with Aluminium bed gates
Engine size:
GoWesty BRAND NEW rebuilt 105 HP engine
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Power steering, Alarm
5 speed manual
Drive type:
2 wheel
Interior color:
Gray and black
Satellite XMSirrus radio / CD with large display, Aluminium bed gates fold down to make a flat bed, 5 speed, Heater for rear seat, 4 door, Alarm
Vehicle Title:
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NEW LOWER PRICE!!! Red 1988 VW Tristar 4 door pick up with aluminum bed gates that fold down. 5 speed manual transmission 105 HP this is NOT a chopped up Vanagan!! The truck is STOCK! VERY RARE. Probably no more than 50 in the entire U. S. I purchased the truck from a dealer in Germany in April 2014 for $16. 00. It was shipped to the U. S. ($2. 00) in July. Since July it has been at a shop in CA. that specializes in importing / restoring Tristars / Dokas. I spent $17. 00. more for the work to rebuild the engine. exhaust. suspension. brake work. new tires and wheels etc. Manual steering was converted to power steering. It was transported by truck to my home in Snohomish. Washington (outside of Seattle) in December 2014. We've had some very unexpected large expenses and so to make my bride happy instead of keeping it we've decided to sell it for LESS THAN what we have into it. I have a receipt for every expense incurred. I have purchased a few used cars in the last 15 years. Sometimes sellers do not fully disclose a vehicles issues. That really stinks. I believe in full disclosure. No surprises. I have plenty of pics to share from before and after all the work was completed. I'll take photos of anything you'd like to see. I'm happy to pay for a detailed third party inspection for interested serious buyers. I'm willing to share all of the detailed discussions I had via email with the truck broker in Germany and with the shop in CA. that did all of the mechanical restoration as well as my local mechanic here in Seattle. I'll share the 6 pages of work that was done by the shop in CA. and every invoice I have. The bad: has a small hand size dent on the passenger side rear fender. (see photos) Some of the original paint is chipped some has been worn off from use. Pencil erasure size chip in the windshield. Rest of windshield is perfect - no chips. The good: It drives like a dream and has plenty of power. The paint is all original and overall in great shape. Unlike most of these work trucks there is NO RUST. Brand new rebuilt engine by GoWesty with 105 HP compared to original 94. The GoWesty engine has a 48 month warranty. New suspension. brakes. exhaust. wheels. and tires. Except for the brand new satellite XM / Sirrus radio the vehicle is stock. New rear cloth seat. Front cloth seats are in perfect condition. Everything (I mean everything) works as it should. I'm willing to offer a limited warranty. People stop me all the time to ask about it. They speed up in the HOV lane just to give me the thumbs up! Perfect interior dr. panels. seats headliner and dashboard. Carpet is in great shape bno rips. tears or stains. No odors. Non smoking previous owners. Quiet. No wind noise. No vibrations or rattles. Second seat heater. Adjustable arm rests for the two front seats. Heaters works fine. The odometer had 124. 00 miles. The odometer was converted from 164. 00 kilometers. NOTE: EBay's VIN field in this selling form did not take the vin number. But here it is; WV2ZZZ24ZJH099162 When I spoke to the eBay folks they think it's because this model VW was never imported into the U. S. I'm HAPPY to send a photo of the VIN on the original title AND a photo of the VIN plate on the actual truck. If and when you decide to have it painted it will virtually be a brand new truck. Brand new. fun to drive. practical. and very rare. truck now has a valid Washington State plates and registration. This is the perfect truck for a small business person that wants their truck to get noticed. If you are going to drive a truck why not get one that no one else in your town or city has?

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