The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially as the Transporter, was introduced in 1950 as the second model alongside the Type 1 Beetle. The first generation was produced thru the 1967 model year and featured a split windshield. Variants included a Panel Van, flatbed Pickup and crew-cab Pickup. The 1965 “Shorty” single-cab Pickup has been modified to a 54-inch wheelbase via shortening of the bed section and is NOT an optical illusion! This 2011 build features an updated 1600cc air-cooled VW powerplant that replaced the 1500cc version in 1971. The owner reports only 3,526 miles since the rebuild. While this Shorty will indeed stop crowds at shows, the vehicle itself stops nicely via a front disc brake conversion. The suspension setup has also been rebuilt overall. Trim detailing includes a new Wolfgang polished stainless trim kit and Safari windows. Bathed in a classic Teal/White PPG color combination, the interior has also been freshly redone in leather. This little beauty is beyond cool and neat features include functional side gates. These Type 2 VWs are rare and saw low import numbers in the day due to targeted import duties. This 1965 Volkswagen Shorty is located at our Milwaukee showroom. You can view this vehicle in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it, please call us at (262) 891-4253 or email Milwaukee@gatewayclassiccars.com.