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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Near Perfect VW Diesel Caddy Trapped in the San Jose Ca Yard!

Well, not a lot going on today..... Came across this almost pristine VW Caddy where it shouldn't be: At one of the yards in San Jose. One always wonders how cars like this end up here - could be towing due to tickets, registration, or good ol' gettin your drunk on........ or a lot of time it's the infamous not-passin-the-smog-test-idus that we Californians have to deal with....

But that's not the case with this clean ass truck - it's a Diesel! And sitting right next to it - another rabbit Diesel! Odd thing with this truck is that it looks to be freshly painted - and there was a box o' parts inside the cab... which was pretty clean itself. Looks like someone put a lot of work into it recently. Hmmmmm.... another mystery.

What I would do: drop the greasy french fry motor and slip in a nice fresh 16V or even a VR6....... NO SMOG TEST NEEDED! Add some GLI Recaros and your done!

Mark I parts are common here, gives me the urging to embark on (yet another) project.....

Until next time,



  1. Perfect base for Cult tuning. That car would be fuckin expensiv in Germany. Please save the grill, and put it on ebay! Or the whole Car!

  2. I pulled the grille & the tailgate......

  3. is that thing still around? I have an identical truck

  4. hey can i have th contact number for the guy who owns the junkyard?? i need parts for my truck..