Usually, when you lift the engine cover on the butt end of a Volkswagen Type 3 you’re going to find a 1.5 or 1.6-liter flat four-cylinder engine. That’s not the case with this example I just found on good ole California Craigslist.
Someone stuffed a 4.3-liter Vortec V6 into the tail, and that’s a recipe for a fair bit more shove. In fact, it’s likely doubled the output over the original engine.
The seller states that the car sounds off through a set of Flowmaster exhaust, which in turn is a bit funny to hear of any VW wearing Flowmasters. The interior seems to be in relatively decent shape, but the ad goes on to state that the car needs a little TLC to make it “a sweet ride”.
With an asking price of $5,500 you can color me …curious. But the green paint certainly shows well in the photos. Having a VW Fastback that’s actually fast might be fun too.