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The Volkswagen Jetta Truck Kit Turns a Sensible Sedan into an El Camino

By: Michael Hines - Published: • References: smythkitcars & carbuzz
Those who know a thing or two about cars will instantly think of Australia and the El Camino when looking at this stunning Volkswagen Jetta truck kit. Pickup trucks based off of coupes were popular in America many years ago and are still wildly popular in Australia, where they are known as utes. Nowadays, should you want a truck that looks like a car, you'll have to do it yourself. That's where Smyth Kit Cars comes in.

The Volkswagen Jetta truck kit sells for $3,500 and requires you to own a fourth-generation Jetta. The company claims the DIY makeover can be completed in a weekend, and once finished your new truck can haul up to 750 pounds. Utes are making a comeback in the U.S. thanks to kit makers and modders, and it may only be a matter of time before one of the big American automakers takes notice. Stats for Classy German Pickups Trending: This Quarter & Hot
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