Our latest Find of the Day is a tiny trucklet with a big heart. This MK1 Volkswagen Caddy can be the perfect addition to your garage.

By modern standards, the Volkswagen Pickup, as it was officially named, is an odd vehicle. Small trucks were all the rage in the early 80s, and VW engineers found a quick (and probably cheap) way to get a utility vehicle on the road. Quite simply, they lopped off the back of standard Rabbits, then grafted on a six-foot bed. They stretched the wheelbase of the Pickup nine inches to place the wheels closer to the center of the cargo bed. And just like the Rabbit, the Pickup was front wheel drive.

Buyers had their choice of gas and diesel engines, and there were multiple trim levels and special editions, including the Sportruck with bold side graphics. While it wasn't designed for hardcore work, the light-duty Pickup found quite a few buyers. Between 1980 and 1984, Volkswagen sold over 75,000 Pickups.


This 1982 Pickup, or Caddy as enthusiasts call them, looks like it hasn't seen a day of work in its life. Ice White paint gives it a very clean look. It has dual-round headlights, grille, and the front bumper from a later Cabriolet. A killer ragtop sunroof sits atop the cab. And it looks like there's a rectangle side exhaust.

There's a spray-on bed liner in the back, and massive speakers mounted behind the cab. Open the rear sliding window to keep things cool. The truck sits on Raceland coilovers, and there's a Neuspeed strut brace up front. The replica BBS wheels painted in contrasting black finish off the clean look.

Under the hood, there's a 2.0-liter 16-valve engine with four R1 motorcycle carbs. This larger engine bolted into the very lightweight Caddy body has to make for a hell of a drive. It even has manual steering so you can feel that much more connected to the road.

Inside you'll find a GTI dash, Recaro seats, a MOMO steering wheel, and much more. In fact, there's far more listed in the ad than we can cover here.

If you're looking for a unique ride, this cool Caddy could be just the thing. You can see the car yourself in Hudson Wisconsin. Check out the ad on TheSamba.com . The seller is asking a reasonable $8700.