I have spent 4 years searching for a double cab and finally found one when I least expected to.
I had been in San Diego visiting my brother and his girlfriend and was looking at options to buy one in the USA. They were all more expensive there but as most I looked at online were in dry states they were in pretty decent condition.
I looked at a 1971 called Bob north of San Diego whilst there and took for a test drive.. The guy was asking 10k in USD too much so I returned to France and gave up the search…
I saw an advert online one day and clicked the photo in the advert and on first sight it looked reat.. so I booked a fight to Madrid and then on to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria..
Josu was selling 2 double cabs and a VW 181 Thing s I test drove all 3 and decided to come away with the 1971 neptune blue ‘Josu’
After a 2 day ferry from GC to Huelva I drove 2 days across Spain and along the south of France back to Antibes..
Josu drove great, no issues and was a plaasure to drive.. long fooking drive tho!!
So I now have my dream car..
1971 VW T2a Double Cab
Restored by Spanish owner in 2015/2016.
New 1600 cc engine and it had only covered 1500km since renovating.
New interior seat covers… All metal work welded and made as new
The DC was originally owned by a post man and imported from factory in Germany to GC. Had raised suspension and special gear box for mountainous driving.
Huge list of new parts from guy I bought it from.. its in amazing condition..