1962 Volkswagen Type 2

Highlights

  • 1962 Factory Double Cab Pickup Type II Resto-Mod
  • Re-engineered, painted and reassembled by Calvin Customs of Salina, KS, Winter 2015 through Fall 2020
  • Klassic Fab replacement sheet metal including new side and rear gates for the bed
  • Upper and interior sections painted with VW L312 Palm Green, a mid-50's VW Bus color
  • Lower part and bed painted with RAL 7002 Olive Gray, matching late-50's Porsche Stone Grey
  • Wheel wells and bottom painted with Olive Gray tinted truck bed liner coating
  • Sealed hardwood slats used in bed
  • Painted Olive Gray original steel hoops ready to be installed for the bed tarp cover
  • Rear suspension redesigned with ITS lowering kit from Vintage V-Dubs
  • Adjustable spring plates
  • Freeway Flyer transmission
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Twin wishbone coil-over, multi-level height adjustable front suspension from Red 9 Design in the UK
  • Rack and pinion steering
  • Front disc brakes
  • 7x17” polished aluminum Porsche 911 style 5 lug rims from California Import Parts, Ltd.
  • 215/45/17 Nexen radial tires
  • 2.5L/175 HP SOHC electronic fuel injection Subaru engine by Outfront Motorsports of Buena Park, CA
  • Two aluminum radiators fabricated by Scott's Best Radiator in Hays, KS, with custom shrouding and fans
  • Custom stainless steel dual exhaust with high performance coating by Jet-hot of Oklahoma City, OK
  • Custom ventilated engine lid
  • Two switched LED fixtures light the engine bay
  • Heavy duty battery shut off installed in discrete underbody location
  • Vintage Air Gen II super air conditioning and heat unit located under the front seat
  • Speedhut Revolution tachometer/GPS speedometer combo with hi beam, turn indicators, and multi-function screen
  • Separate oil press, water temp, fuel level gauges, cruise control and retro look radio with USB charger and cigar lighter
  • CSP VC4000 headlights from Vintage Car LEDs of Spring, TX
  • Taillights and front indicator lights also LED units in original style housings
  • Wood rimmed steering wheel from Air Cooled Accessories, UK
  • Vintage Speed quick shifter with Porsche-style vibration reducing bushing from Ron Lummus Racing, Anaheim, CA
  • New window glass, seals, latches and door handles
  • Seat covering matching original Palm Green mid-50's Deluxe VW Buses was created by Lenny Copp of West Coast Restoration of Fullerton, CA
  • Original seats were blasted, painted and reupholstered by Maxwell Bruins of MDesign, Lindsborg, KS
  • Same vinyl used on door covers, kick panels and headliner
  • Four 3-point seatbelts and one rear lap belt
  • New original-style rubber floor mats installed

Description

Vehicle Specs

1962 Factory Double Cab Pickup Type 2 Resto-Mod Subaru 2.5L

It was once said that greatness is all in the details, and this Volkswagen Type 265 Double Cab Pickup is an ocean of details. Much more than just a restoration, this Volkswagen is powered by a 2.5L/175 HP SOHC Subaru engine with electronic fuel injection built by Outfront Motorsports in Buena Park, California. The engine is kept cool by two aluminum radiators that were fabricated by Scott's Best Radiator in Hays, Kansas, complete with custom shrouding and fans. Among all the details of the highly detailed engine are custom stainless steel dual exhausts with high-performance coating by Jet-Hot of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Power is channeled to the rear wheels via a Freeway Flyer transmission, and grip is courtesy of 215-45-17 Nexen radial tires wrapping 7x17-inch polished aluminum Porsche 911-style 5-lug wheels from California Import Parts, Ltd. The chassis is fitted with rack-and-pinion steering, adjustable spring plates, front and rear disc brakes, a rear suspension redesigned with an ITS lowering kit from Vintage V-Dub and a twin-wishbone coilover, multilevel, height-adjustable front suspension from Red 9 Design in the UK.

Purchased by the current owner on March 27, 1986, the Volkswagen was reengineered, painted and reassembled by Calvin Customs of Salina, Kansas, beginning in the winter of 2015 and emerging in the fall of 2020. The upper and interior sections were painted in VW L312 Palm Green, a mid-1950s VW Bus color, while the lower sections and bed were painted with RAL 7002 Olive Gray, matching a late-1950s Porsche Stone Gray. The original steel hoops are ready to be installed for the bed tarp cover, having been painted Olive Gray, and the bed is topped off with sealed hardwood strips. The wheel wells and bottom were likewise treated to high details, with a truck bedliner coating that was tinted Olive Gray as well.

Inside, passengers will love the modern-meets-classic detailing like the Speedhut Revolution tachometer/GPS speedometer combination with high-beam, turn indicators and multi-function screen with separate auxiliary gauges for other readings, a retro-styled radio with a USB charger and cigar lighter, Vintage Air Gen II super air conditioning and heater unit located under the front seat, wood-rimmed steering wheel from Air Cooled Accessories in the UK, a Vintage Speed quick shifter with Porsche-style vibration reducing bushing from Ron Lummus Racing in Anaheim, California, and new window glass, seals, latches and door handles, among other details. Lenny Copp of West Coast Restoration in Fullerton, California, created the seat coverings, which match the original Palm Green used in the Deluxe VW Busses, and the original seats were blasted, painted and reupholstered by Maxwell Bruins of MRestoration Design LLC in Lindsborg, Kansas. Really, it goes on and on for this pickup, because it's all in the details.

South Jersey Classics is a 10,000-square foot classic and specialty collector automobile dealer, featuring 50+ vehicles. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Newfield, NJ. Our Dealership is on US Route 40 just off New Jersey Route 55, Exit 39B heading towards Elmer, NJ; conveniently just 40 Minutes East of Philadelphia, 40 Minutes West from the Major New Jersey Shore Points and 30 minutes North of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Our Showroom is conveniently accessible from all major Southern New Jersey Roadways including New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, I-76, NJ Route 42, NJ Route 55, US Route 40, Atlantic City Expressway, New Jersey Parkway. Our website is www.SJClassics.com and our phone number is (856) 521-0832. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Basic
Year
1962
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Type 2
Miles
585
Vin
893500
Mechanical
Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.5L Boxer EFI
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Exterior
Body Color
Olive Gray
Body Style
Pickup Truck
Interior
Interior Color
Olive
Seating Type
Bench With Floor Shift
Seat Material
Vinyl

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