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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$5K! I hate you







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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as I have no knowledge of the new owner or the car, but one could be questioned to call [email protected]##* on the price, even if it was someone I knew! Smile With $30k invested, one could be suspicious, if one was so inclined.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ah! There it is. Now we know why it only sold for $5k. Both Knipping AND Rasche bolts in the steering box. Ok, that explains it. For a minute there I thought someone got a screaming deal.............. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and that scratch on top too... I should have as keen eyes as you John Wink
Seriously, a nice car.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Post 1957 rear brakes??
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone obviously cared a lot and poured much $$$ into this nice car, but.......didn't market it well? Odd...

The safety wiring on the front backing plate bolts looks correct. That oil slinger should be tight in the brake drum so that it can't come loose. The radio is a much later model, and the shifter should not be black.

Very nice car.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shit you not. It was 5k. The guy had no paper work to prove any of the work. It obviously had a great deal of work done on it. Just no way to prove it.
He was in terrible shape with creditors. Months ago I offered him 5k and he told me to go piss up a rope. The way I look at it is if there is no documentation on a restoration there is some risk to the buyer. The other thing is the car was sitting for 7 years with out running. I agree...the price is crazy. The other day I was looking the car over on the outside and I knocked on the door with my knuckle and it sounded different than my 65 right next to it. My first thought was KIT CAR! Fiberglass! I ran over and got the magnet and proceeded to check every panel and part on the car...funny. I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully the other shoe never drops! The suspense....

Last time I saw a deal this good it was a divorce situation in which the seller had little incentive to get top dollar on behalf of his ex. Sometimes you just get really lucky.

The doors could be mint, but with huge sheets of sound absorbing material applied from the inside.

If those (Coker?) tires are 7 years old, (expired?) that would be a factor.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Safety wiring? Is that stock?

More to come. Thanks for the interest! I found some goodies under the passenger seat today. I'll post em tomorrow.


Safety wiring--yes, stock.

That interior alone probably cost a few grand.

You got a title, right? Does the thing steam if you get it wet?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Post 1957 rear brakes??


The backing plates aren't correct, they have been switched over, the slave cylinder should be down the bottom. The spring set thats been fitted is also incorrect, it should be two smaller seperate springs attached to the bracket on the adjuster block. The nut for the E brake cable has been welded to the backing plate, the cable is also supposed to enter the assembly from the top rear not bottom rear as shown here.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does it I'm dumping it...Not. :0) I'll refer to them as a hybrid brake system especially designed by a little Austrian fellow for this very car. In fact he was so fearful of this precious little car not coming to a stop he added the additional stopping power of special gold anti go fast metal behind each wheel. There is that other shoe...I have a 57/54. I love it!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ViLL wrote:
$5K! I hate you

I'll agree to that...

Hmmm...

I kinda see this find as a bit of a fish story to a degree...

Here I have rust free 57, matching numbers, and I have already crossed the $5k mark in the parts pile of them alone...

But, if this car was indeed scored for that price? ... the seller was either bran-dead or in serious distress. Then all I have to say is BRAVO on the score..

None the less it is a very nice example.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know why he sold it so cheap, its cos he painted the pan in gloss black instead of semi gloss, realised his mistake after reassembly and couldn't face the public humiliation Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We just a bunch of hatertots...that's all. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know why he sold it so cheap, its cos he painted the pan in gloss black instead of semi gloss, realised his mistake after reassembly and couldn't face the public humiliation Very Happy


agreed...thats the EXACT reason i sold my 63 vert
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That does it I'm dumping it...Not. :0) I'll refer to them as a hybrid brake system especially designed by a little Austrian fellow for this very car. There is that other shoe...I have a 57/54. I love it!


Did you check the serial# on the trans, it could be the match to the engine, making it a Sept 58??
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:34 pm    Post subject: 5000k? How did you pull that off? Reply with quote

First of all congrats...wow the previous owner had 30,000k invested and let it go for nothing? How did you pull that off?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I did check all of the numbers on the car. With the exception of the engine which is several newer, all of the other numbers for the body, frame, chassis and transmission read September or October 1954.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I was looking around the inside of the car found a small paper bag under the passenger seat with these items in it. The saga continues later in the week when the previous owner calls me and says he has more VW junk in his garage he wants to get rid of.
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From under the seat.
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This was the junk he brought by!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geier wrote:
While I was looking around the inside of the car found a small paper bag under the passenger seat with these items in it. The saga continues later in the week when the previous owner calls me and says he has more VW junk in his garage he wants to get rid of.
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From under the seat.
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This was the junk he brought by!


my guess is the PO has a mental condition and you're taking/ took advantage of him.
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