The Volkswagen Rabbit truck known as the Caddy is not a terribly exciting machine. It’s cool in its own old-school way, but a thrilling machine it is not. That doesn’t mean it can’t be made to become much more exciting. Take, for example, this recently sold version that found its way to Bring-A-Trailer. Yes, the “add LS” answer is an easy one, but it’s easy for a reason and it works pretty awesomely here.
Here’s the meat of it all; the seller bought the car after a prior owner did the swap. And that swap consists of a 6.2-liter V8 and built 4L80E gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. You also have a good stance on the lowered suspension, upgraded brakes, a custom exhaust, nice Sparco seats, and a great dashboard layout as well.
Even though called it a Caddy, the correct name here is Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup. The Caddy name didn’t land until the 1982 model year. And even then, that was the name used for models not sold in North America. Still, I think most people call it a Caddy regardless.
And this Caddy surely scoots along rather well. Go check out the finished auction listing for a ton more pics and information.