VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago Research Archives

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VW/Jeep Veep? White Mountain Lake, AZ $3000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

No pics provided.

“This is a 1941 Willys jeep on a custom rail frame, has a VW front end and a VW transaxle w/ a 1641 VW engine, new upholstery, full rubber floor mat, roll bar, bikini top. with extra’s. runs great a lot of fun on or off road. I have a new computer with no pic’s on it yet. I will post when it stops rain/snowing, IF IT LASTS THAT LONG………………….It would cost that much or more to build it. call”

http://showlow.craigslist.org/cto/4804095227.html

 
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Chris’ VEEP Project

• CATEGORIES: Features, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

UPDATE: Chris has begun working on his veep project. You can follow his progress at this VW related site: http://fundubs.com/SimpleMachinesForum/index.php?topic=2848.0

Chris just picked up this VEEP project that’s missing a few items. He’s hoping to locate the 50 page installation manual that Hadley Engineering published. I’m not familiar with that particular manual, but if someone has one that can help out Chris, that would be great!

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VW Jeep Phoenix, AZ $3900

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3900

(03/12/20314) Here’s a good looking Veep or Veep-like VW jeep.

“Willy’s Jeep Custom built with VW suspension & Drive train. Rebuilt 1600 dual port 4 speed transaxle. Runs & Drives Great!!!
Call for more details (602) 405-3702″

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/4495994966.html

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Fiberglass Veep-like Body Kits Lakeview, OR $2,875

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

This looks to be original Veepster Kits. Learn more about Veepsters here. I’m surprised to see these kits in Lakeview. It’s a pretty small town.

Kit car company has extra projects that need to be cleared out.
Fiberglass bodies – 1946 Jeep CJ3a $ 2,875. 
Dena – dunebuggy body $ 4,275.

Bodies are ready to mount on shortened VW pan or tube chassis. We have a VW pan, tube chassis or electric pan chassis available.
We can give quotes on finishing with VW engine or high or low speed electric. Lithium battery system.
Many reconditioned VW parts and many used parts available.
VW conversion system to convert your bug to electric.

Also have a 1972 bug stripped down to rebuild.
Set of 4 wire wheels – 15″ x 8″ fits Chevy S-10

All agreed upon prices are FOB southern Oregon unless other agreement reached.
Call Jay at 541-350-2825 for more information”

http://reno.craigslist.org/pts/4462573849.html

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2004? VEEP Dunedin, FL $8000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Stll Available

(12/08/2013) Anyone know what company might have built this in 2004? Nice looking VEEP!

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/4333184028.html

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“2004 DUNE BUGGY, VW VERSION OF A JEEP, CALLED A VEEP! ALSO HAS OTHER NAMES: VEEPSTER, SCAMP, GPV (GENERAL PURPOSE VEHICLE) OR A CONVERTIBLE. I JUST CALL IT MY SHOW CAR!

THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST, COOLEST VEHICLE YOU WILL EVER COME ACROSS AND A MULTIPLE FIRST PLACE SHOW WINNER… THIS WAS VOLKSWAGEN VERSION OF AN OLD WILLY’S / WILLIS JEEP, KNOWN AS A VEEP! THIS ONE WAS FACTORY BUILT IN CALIFORNIA FROM SMALL COMPANY IN 2004. AND THIS IS NOT THE CHEAPER VERSION THAT THEY TAKE A SOLID FIBERGLASS BODY AND JUST SET IT ON VW CHASIS. YET, THIS ONE HAND BUILT OUT OF A COMBINATION OF STRONG FIBERGLASS, ALUMINIUM AND STEEL BODY PARTS WITH VERY STRONG BOXED TUBE STEEL FRAME / CHASIS THAT TIES INTO THE STEEL BUMPERS AND ROLL CAGE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT IS BUILT EXTREMLY WELL. IT COMBINES THE RELIABILITY AND CHEAP MAINTANCE OF THE VOLKSWAGEN WITH THE SUPER TOUGH BODY OF ALUMINIUM AND RUST FREE FIBERGLASS. PARTS ARE SIMPLE, CHEAP AND EASY TO OBTAIN THROUGH AND VW SHOPS AND JEEP OFFERS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS TO CUSTOMIZE ANY WAY YOU DESIRE. THESE VEHICLES ARE GREAT OFF ROAD AND I KNOW IT WOULD BE BETTER AND GIVE IT MORE OF THE JEEP LOOK IF I RAN THE BIGGER WHITE WAGON WHEELS AND TIRES. YET I USE IT AS DRIVER TO WORK AND TAKE THE HIGHWAY TO THE CAR SHOWS, SO I WENT WITH THE WHEELS TO ACOMPANY THAT. AND WAS TOLD THAT RIMS ARE QUITE RARE AND WORTH PRETTY PENNY. I JUST LIKE THE WAY THEY LOOK AND RIDE DOWN THE ROAD. WEATHER YOU WANT TO WIN 1ST PLACE AT YOUR LOCAL CAR SHOW, ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS, TOW BEHIND YOUR RV (VERY LIGHTWEIGHT), TURN IT INTO FULL BLOWN JEEP, GO OFF ROAD OR THE SAND DUNES, USE IN PARADE, HAVE A ONE OF A KIND DUNE BUGGY, OR JUST PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND DRIVE IT, YOU WILL NOT FIND ONE NICER. YOU PROBABLY CANT EVEN FIND ANOTHER ONE…

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VEEP Brochure and Assembly Instructions

Paul was kind enough to share this very rare VEEP brochure in the hopes that it helps the VEEP owners out there who struggle to find information about their vehicle. Below are photos of the basic brochure. I also have assembly instructions that I haven’t scanned yet. Great stuff! One unique item I hadn’t notice before was the stamped ‘VEEP’ in the hood. I’ve never seen that in any production VEEPs. If you ever run across a hood with VEEP stamped in it, I’d be interested to get some photos.

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VEEP, VEEPSTERS and the SCAMP

• CATEGORIES: Features, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

I’d heard of the VEEP Jeep Kit, from Hadley Engineering out of Costa Mesa, California, but I just ran across two additional VW kit jeeps: The Veepster and the SCAMP. However, I’m still not clear what differentiates a VEEP from a SCAMP or a VEEPSTER.

The SCAMP VW KIT was built and sold out of Redding, California, in the early 70s. I found this ad at the TheSamba.com website

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Here’s a beautiful 1973 SCAMP (lots of pictures), but I couldn’t say if this is entire stock or not:

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The VEEPSTER VW kit car was sold by VEEPSTER, LLC, out of Mesa, Arizona, according to Kit Car Guide. Curiously, a Czech Republic site and thesamba.com site show that a VEEPSTER VW Kit was sold by Sun Valley Autotech out of Scottsdale, Arizona. The following two pics from this site reportedly show a VEEPSTER.

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E-VEEPSTER: Meanwhile, there is a kit car seller out of Sedona that claimed in 2011 or 2012 to make an E-VEEPSTER. The company appears to have gone out of business. The body of the E-VEEPSTER looks more like a South African Gobex or Badger (especially the windshield) than a VEEP, SCAMP or VEEPSTER.

Here’s an ad from July 10, 2012 that was part of a sustainable business article from the Portland Business Journal:

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You can see a very quick clip of a Veepster on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jft7UVToyvo

According to Youtube, Venus Motors, Electric Car Options and Go Electric came together to build the e-Veepster. A CJ3A Jeep fiberglass replica with a chassis designed with aftermarket VW suspension and the Venus EV Drive System. Kits are available, assembly is available, who says EV’s aren’t available. Many styles to choose from but in Sedona, AZ this is Red Rock 1

OTHER KNOWN VW JEEP KITS:

The British Jago Geep
The South African Gobex
The South African Badger

 
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Odd VEEP-Like Aluminum Bodied VW Loomis, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available

(10/18/2013) Scott forwarded this unusual vehicle with a Willys Grille.

“Jeep style VW powered aluminum dune buggy / parade car, looks like a Jeep, a real attention getter and conversation piece, a great advertisement vehicle, single port motor, runs good, $5500.00 Email or Call (510)396-5971 Anton”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/clt/4180181357.html

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A Couple South African Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: International, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago • TAGS: , .

Marc forwarded these two jeeps for sale in South Africa. The first is a Gobex Jade Jeep, a kit jeep that is no longer produced. Marc’s trying to find out what happened to them.

http://eastlondon.olx.co.za/gobex-jade-jeep-iid-484120158

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The second jeep is a Badger Jeep, A veep-like kit car with a VW engine. What’s most interesting is that the tires are Desert Dog PCV Tires, yet the tires don’t include PCV like other PCV tires I’ve seen.

http://deneysville.olx.co.za/badger-jeep-kitcar-iid-469929616

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Electric Jeep (and More) Lexington, KY eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago • TAGS: .

This is an unusual vehicle that is part of a business. It’s the whole business that’s for sale. The jeep itself is sort of an electric VEEP.

“This is truly a one of a kind vehicle and business opportunity for any EV or automobile enthusiast.

For sale is a custom built Willys electric jeep. The details of this vehicle are hard to describe, but it is essentially a 1949 Willys body sitting on a custom frame, VW front end drivetrain , and custom all Electric drive!

This vehicle was built as a training and demonstration vehicle for ACE Technologies. See the website www.nopgas.us for more information. This vehicle has been used to train hundreds of EV enthusiasts and has been seen numerous times on TV and in parades.

For sale is the vehicle, with all of the technical documents, schematics, etc. AND the complete rights and ownership of www.nogas.us The domain will be transferred to your name and If you like, I will continue to host it free for the remaining of the year. Also included is the “EV-101 training materials and DVD which have been sold to hundreds of enthusiasts wishing to build their own vehicle.

This is a 144V vehicle, capable of driving at highway speeds. It needs a bit of TLC but is an excellent project vehicle or special events vehicle.”

View all the information on eBay

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Year? VEEP Lees Summit, MO $11,500

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Robert spotted this rare veep for sale.

“W Scamp/ Veep Factory built. Replica replacement Steel Body for a 1951 willys built on a Box Tube Frame with VW front and rear running gear. Freeway flyer swing axle with limited slip. New Type 3 drum brakes, cylinders, wheel bearings and seals. New top and doors, Just added a empi bus shifter not shown in pics, Very low mile single port engine built for torque. Practically idles up steep hills, new quiet exhaust and factory heater boxes. Titled as a 1951 jeep on stamped body ID. Soft ride, room for 4. Great heater, Unbelievable off road traction. This is blast to drive and there will always be replacement parts through Jeep or VW websites. Great tow vehicle for a RV. Very light weight, Comes with a Tow bar and magnetic tow lights.”

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1509331

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1968 Hummbug (VW Hummer) Roy, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

UPDATE: Was listed at $7000. **SOLD** A volkswagen hummer kit car called the HummBug? Who knew? I thought this was odd ball enough to include.

“great kit car,vw bug power.very stout body. this is the boby hummer made this company quit building. runs ,drives good. new brakes on back.disc on front.body great execpt left fender has crack.radios dont go with car.pan great . master cyl leaks, needs boots on axl.full metal top w/roll over protection,metal doors .,classic, hot rod, rat rod,dune buggy. custom car,volkswagon.will go half swap for non project 6 cyl cj5,cj3a,tj,yj,jeep”

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Wood Jeep on VW Chassis? Humboldt, TN $2500

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

It runs, but is an odd duck.

“Looks like old army jeep vw engine trade for 4wheeler or something else maybe a small enclosed trailer 731 693 5252 obo”

http://jacksontn.craigslist.org/for/3640191270.html

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Gobex Leisure Buggies – South Africa

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

gobex_logoUPDATE: The status of Gobex is unknown. Their website is no longer active.

Here’s a couple unusual fiberglass, rear engine powered jeeps sold by a South African company called Gobex.  These are updated versions of the VEEP.  This might make a fun, different, race jeep body.   The exchange rate between the US dollar and the South African Rand is approx $100 – R863, so the CJ2 Jade Jeep Kit costs R14,615 or $1697.68.

“MISSION:  To become the leading provider of beach buggies, both long wheel base and short wheel base units. We manufacture the popular CJ2 and CJ6 replica Jeeps.  The Company started in 1983 as Steve’s buggies on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal South-Africa. Over the years, as part of ongoing researh and development, a number of products have been refined and manufactured.”

http://www.gobex.co.za/index.htm

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I found this body, which I believe is a Gobex body and not a Veepster body, at this site.

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2 Different 1970 Jeep GPV Volkswagen Brochures on eBay

UPDATE:  I found a second brochure that identifies this as a Sandman GPV

Has anyone ever heard of this Volkswagen/jeep model?  It doesn’t seem to be a VEEP.  Other searches yielded nothing about this unusual rig.

View all the information on eBay

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“original non color folder 8.5 x 5.5 folded , 17 x 5.5 unfolded . This Jeep replica used a Volkswagen chassis . Produced by General Purpose Vehicles , Sandman Sales , Fortworth Texas.”

View all the information on eBay

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VEEP for sale Phoenix, AZ $3000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago • TAGS: .

I just spotted this VEEP  listed at Jalopnik back in June for $3000.  I don’t know if it is for sale or not, but it is one of the nicer ones.

http://jalopnik.com/5915283/for-3000-elect-the-veep

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VEEP Virginia

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

UPDATE: Last listed at $2000.  **SOLD**

(11/20/09) You can learn more about VEEPS here.

“1951 Willys Jeep with custom chassis. VW air cooled powered. Only 12 built that I know of, done very nice. Inspected by the PA department of Transportation and issued a special construction VIN. Titled as a 1977 special construction. Draws a lot of attention. Very solid Arizona body. Nice Best soft top.”

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VEEP Winnipeg, Canada **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This sold.  Was on eBay.

VEEPs are pretty rare.  This looks unusual even for a VEEP.  I’ve never seen a hood decorated quite that way.

 
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Custom VW with MB/GPW Body White Mountain Lake, Az

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

This doesn’t appear to be a VEEP, but a custom VW project.

“yes a VW Veep it is a Volkswagen front end, bus transaxle, with a 1776 engine on a factory built custom tube frame. it has a 1943 Willys / jeep body.

it has a bikini top. it runs great chrome rims w/ new tires ready to drive. could use some new paint, but not for having fun, its ready for that Call Barry then drive it home. @ 928 242 9837″

http://showlow.craigslist.org/cto/2902008998.html

 
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Unusual ‘VEEP’ Tennessee $1500

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

Hog spotted this one. While not a real VEEP, this custom VW Jeep is unusual.

“1979 Jeep Tub, With 1970 V W Beetle front end, Frame is 2×3 channel H-frame jig welded to rear by section, 20 gal. fuel tank under hood
Engine is a 1972, 1600 DUAL PORT Beetle with the big bore kit, 1 size under the largest kit, Oil cooler, Spin on oil filter
4 speed stock trans.
Hurst shifter,
Wiring from dune buggy,
Has V W Title,
Extra Parts
(931-962-0073) Phone cell #( 931-636-5239 )”

http://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/2649293024.html

 
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1946? Veep? Waseca, Mn $3000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

No pics provided.

“Rust free body. New soft top. 1600 VW drivetrain.
New brakes.
Interested call 507-461-0894″

http://mankato.craigslist.org/ctd/2709265654.html

 
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Surrey VEEP Still Available at Oldbug.com for $12,500

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

This VEEP was up for auction in January of 2010. It is now available at oldbug.com (thanks Paul!).

“This is the cutest little machine that I think we have ever restored.It’s a Veep!An all steel Jeep body on a custom tube frame with a ball joint Beetle front endand swing axle rear end with an upright 1600cc VW engine tucked neatly behind the tailgate.

This particular example was built in the 1980’s by Hadley Engineering in California.The car was first owned by a 1980’s child star and was his first car when he got his license.This actor was in the film Cocoon as well as D.A.R.Y.L and a whole host of TV appearances as well.Tired of the Hollywood spotlight, he quit acting and went into photography and has become successful in that path as well.The car went into storage at some point in the 90’s and sat outside in a lot north of Hollywood until we bought it andjumped into the restoration. Instead of restoring it just as it was, it was decided to turn it into a VW poweredversion of the legendary and highly collectible “Jeep Surrey Gala”

http://www.oldbug.com/theveep.htm

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Another link and more pics here:

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At SAMBA.COM it was listed for $12,750

 
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The British Jago Geep (now Sandero) Kit

Pronounced “Jay-Go”, the Jago Geep was brought to my attention by Robert, who had never seen one either.  So, I warmed up my googler this weekend to learn more about them.

According to this Sandero website, British Business Partners Geoff Jago and Richard Park launched the Jago Geep Kit car in 1971, making it one of the first kit cars in the UK.  In the same way a dune buggy kit was sold in the US to be placed atop a VW Chassis, the Jago Geep Kit was initially intended to be place onto a Ford Anglia 105E and then later atop the Ford Escort MK1. There were five general variants of the Geep kit produced, but because they are all kits, it is doubtful that any are exactly alike once assembled and individual builder details were added.

In the 1980s, due to illness, Park sold the remainder of the company to Jago.  In 1985, 25 specially manufactured kits were produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Geep.  Sometime in the 1990s, the company changed from the Geep model to the Sandero model, but I haven’t learned why.  Most recently, and in the post below, a Series II Land Rover was used as the chassis.  You can learn more at the Jago Owners Club.

From the 1984 through 1990 Jago produced a kit car called the Samuri, a four seat utility vehicle designed to fit atop the Ford Escort.

Here’s the nicest looking Jago Geep I’ve seen (so far):

Here’s a Jago Kit used as a drag jeep:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395G0NXB1zo

See Dave’s Kit Car Here:

Here’s an image of the Jago Samuri:

 
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Jago Geep with Series II Land Rover Chassis eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

Bidding has ended on this UK-based Geep has ended, but I thought it was worth posting anyway.

“I took this vehicle to Stoneliegh National Custom Kit Car show after it was first built and it was a show stopper. According to the Jago Owners club this was the first Jago Jeep built on Landrover ( Series II Lightweight ) Since then there have been others built.

Full weather gear Doors and Roof etc
Roll Cage

17Inch Modular Wheels with Good Year Eagle Tyres ( Road Legal ) Including a spare wheel and carrier.

80 x 80 and 80 x 40 Steel box section chassis custom built to accept Series II Light Weight Landrover axles and LT77 5 speed Gearboxes
Power Unit is a 2.0 Litre Frieght Rover Turbo Deisel Engine. ( requires cylinder head gasket )

Vauxhall Astra Bucket Seats with Harnesses
Folding Roll Cage bar with 4 x Spotlights
Overhead mounted 6 CD Audio Unit.
CB Radio, needs aerial and mic

Front Interior is Aluminium Chequer Plate ( Dash Gearbox Cover and Floor ) Shines when cleaned up.
Rear is Carpet

Summer is coming and this is a vehicle that attracts a lot of attention both on and off road. It requires a good clean and some TLC. I have run the vehicle since it was an original Jago Jeep based on and old Ford Escort. The time and effort that went into building the vehicle to accept and Jago Body and Land Rover running gear warrants the price. It is on Spring Leaf suspension to make it look more “Jeep” authentic.

10 Bolts hold the body to the chassis for access to the engine. If you buy this vehicle and want a really unique and jawdropping Jeep I would strip and rebuild the engine and complete the Aluminium chequer plating throughout. It would be a show stopper again. Personally I would have the chassis paintwork sandblasted off and have it galvanised. The chassis is solid without rust and has side steps, rear and front steps.

Now the vehicle is on Land Rover tons of new and used spares can be purchased from “The Paddock” at Derbyshire.

I just sold the spare prototype chassis alone for this vehicle for £1500.00 so your getting the FULL vehicle.”

View all the info here

 
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1/2 VW, 1/2 Dune Buggy, 1/2 Jeep Walhalla, SC $1750

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago

This sure is something unusual.

“VW dune buggy with Willys body and VW CarmanGia motor and running gear.”

http://greenville.craigslist.org/rvs/2268918242.html