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  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:43 am   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
One should definitely consider the car's history. They say it has 11k miles... So maybe it just sat in a showroom its entire live? These things exist.... But I don't really believe it myself ... Smile
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:05 pm   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Let's keep an eye on this one.

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1958-volkswagen-beetle-sedan/

Don

yeah, right, unrestored? taillights are 62-67 front turn signals are newer and IN THE WRO ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:58 am   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Started tearing down a seat today, and found the original upholstery at the bottom of three layers. It's quite perished, but now I'm curious. Does anyone have a photo of a Black '58 with the Blue-Grey ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:54 pm   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Yann, this is a sweet car you have there. Interesting details with the Eberspächer and the "Diamond-shape" mirror. Do you know when the Eberspächer has been installed?
And any more details ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:53 am   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Very very nice! Mine has been built on October 22nd, 1958 and then been shipped to Munich some days later. Black, blue interior, wide white wall tires ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:37 pm   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Yes, really looks good! Your old black lady looks to be the twin sister of mine!! Do you have the exact build date?
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:00 pm   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Thank you guys! It's been a long way but now I can finally enjoy the car Smile
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:00 pm   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Hi all,

After six years, I have finally finished the restoration of my 58!!


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KhpNlViTEcw/UB7iGIhm-rI/AAAAAAAABTM/zdvBPuYqxok/s1600/IMG_3965.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspo ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:04 am   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Thanks guys Very Happy
The parts are really in good shape! I don't know if I can ever allow anybody to sit on them Cool
I am going to take some better pics sometime!
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

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Views: 600570

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:10 pm   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Hi everybody,
I haven't been here for a while, but today I have something that I really wanted to share... I removed the red leatherette seat covers from my interior parts and seats recently. Now, lo ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
Views: 600570

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:55 pm   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
my Oct 58 doesn't have the cigar ashtray... but it could have been replaced easily - so i wouldn't take this as absolute trustworthy indicator

Uhm, I take back what I've said back then and claim th ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
Views: 600570

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: Model year change

So a Nov/Dec "German" Car would not have the Bajar stamped year of build then?

I'm not quite sure about the actual Baujahr-stamp.

This refers more to the legal classification we ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
Views: 600570

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:32 am   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
If I remember right, the ignition switch from an oval differs slightly to one from an early big window. Reason is the different location in the dashboard.
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
Views: 600570

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:57 am   Subject: Model year change
Do you remember when we discussed the model year change question some time ago? There was confusion whether model year 1959 started on 1 August or on 1 November 1958.

Now, here here is a picture w ...
  Topic: Restoring a flipseat SO-35 Westfalia
mario_0609

Replies: 231
Views: 65624

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:45 am   Subject: Restoring a flipseat SO-35 Westfalia
super cool! You built yourself a really adorable camper! Enjoy it!!
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
mario_0609

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:09 am   Subject: Today in Bus hunting history...
Shocked Shocked did you say f-o-r-t-y !?? Shocked Shocked like in "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" .... ? Very Happy
  Topic: VW38 vs New New Beetle 2012 by Jay Leno
mario_0609

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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:23 am   Subject: VW38 vs New New Beetle 2012 by Jay Leno
It needs the wheels changed out immediately after purchase.

Who's making 19" Sprint Stars these days I wonder...?


I don't know about sprint stars, but what about 19" Fuchs original f ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
mario_0609

Replies: 2745
Views: 600570

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:34 am   Subject: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Nice Video! Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!
  Topic: Bad Camberg 2011
mario_0609

Replies: 407
Views: 136800

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:57 pm   Subject: Bad Camberg 2011

Question: I'm hoping to convince a few owners to make a professional private photoshoots of their cars during the weekend at a scenic location. Does anyone has tips about where to make nice photo's ...
  Topic: Bad Camberg 2011
mario_0609

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Views: 136800

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:46 am   Subject: Bad Camberg 2011

Today it rained cats and dogs,


...and today I got sunburnt! What an amazing weekend!!
 
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