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Ruby Red 1964 VW Double Cab daily-driver truck

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: Double Cab truck
Type: Extended Cab Pickup
Year: 1964
Mileage: 186,000
VIN: 1146449
Color: Ruby Red
Engine: 1600cc DP
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray & Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Poway, California, United States

1964 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Double Cab truck Additional Info:






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VEHICLE INFO: VIN #1146449 built 08 August 1963 & delivered to Boston USA dealership. Matching VIN plate, M-Code plate, & engine compartment stamp with title. Stock five-lug 14” rims, brakes, reduction boxes, & height. Owner manual included. New gray interior panel set installed & overhead panel set included (by Clara). Comfortable brown basketweave seat upholstery (redone in 1980’s). Solid truck gates with no rust. Solid truck bed with no rust or holes & original wood slats still fitted. Original keys operate door locks. Sapphire I radio in dash. Starts easily, good steering, new radial tires, excellent brakes, tight gear shifting, & loads of power. 65mph on freeway with ease. It’s a real pleasure to drive this stock truck.

OWNERSHIP INFO: There are four owners that have been discovered:

1966-1981: The second owner had it for 15 years based on old records.

1981-1996: Fred Lucas from Winchester Indiana owned it 15 years. Bought 10 Nov 1981 at 62 years old, Fred used the truck daily & made several annual trips to Florida for the Classic Experimental Aircraft Association, as he loved flying planes. He installed the extended-range fuel tank to make the trips easier. He also had a single passenger seat installed. It was repainted red over the original Ruby Red color sometime in the 1980’s.

1996-2015: Jim Zimmerman from Minneapolis Minnesota owned it for 19 years. He collected vintage VWs in a large storage building. He drove the truck 1500 miles over that time but it remained in storage the majority of the time. In May03 at 182,900 miles he had a new ignition switch/key installed. At 184K miles he had a new 1600cc DP motor built by a pro shop by Jeff Wilson at Mears Racing. It was also upgraded to 12V at this time.

2015-2016: Jon House from the Big Island Hawaii saw it on theSamba and bought it in Oct15 with 186,080 miles. Mileage was based on old service records & mileage book. Brakes were completely rebuilt, trans nosecone replaced, gearshift coupler replaced, fuel pump & coil replaced to become a reliable daily driver. Owner found 1960 Double Cab so he is selling this 1964.

WELDING: Prior to repainting in the 1980’s the front footwell panels were replaced with solid panels. A section of the cargo floor was replaced with matching-pattern metal.

UPGRADES: 12V electrical system, dual single front seats, extended-range fuel tank, elephant ear side mirrors, pro-built 1600cc engine, amp gauge in dash.

ISSUES: Electrical items not working: wipers, horn, & radio. Front 2/3 seat needs to be replaced. Driver’s side vent lock needs to be replaced. Fuel tank needs to be replaced to make fuel gauge work properly. Chrome ash tray needs to be replaced with Ruby Red one.


SAN DIEGO VINTAGE CONSIGNMENTS: This truck is being sold on behalf of the Hawaii owner. It’s located in San Diego California. We strive to help owners market & sell their classic vehicles with honesty & professionalism. We work hard to research the history of the vehicle, its restoration work, & share everything we discover in a complete web site dedicated to the vehicle. We are always available at 760 845 8447 to discuss the vehicle. We use A-AAA Auto Transport for trusted inexpensive transport within the USA, and we can help you with the transport arrangements.