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1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab

November, 2022 Car of the Month.

Our car of the month is this beautiful 1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab aka Transporter or Kombi. This 3-door crew cab features a “dropside” bed giving it the versatility of both a conventional pickup and a flatbed. The Double Cab is based on the wildly popular microbus with the same rear engine layout. It’s powered by VW’s venerable 1,200 cc 40 hp air-cooled flat-4 pancake engine. Unless you live in Alameda you’re not likely to see many Double Cabs on the road as they’re exceedingly rare. This pristine example was expertly restored by a retired dentist who lives in Alameda, CA.

Alameda Post - 1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab
1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab. Photo courtesy Andre Velasquez

 

 

Alameda Post - Front view of 1961 VW Kombi with a dropside bed.
Front view of the Kombi with a dropside bed. Photo courtesy Andre Velasquez

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