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jeffrey8164
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

Got this 71 for $400.00 and felt ripped off:
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Then I got this 70 for $200.00
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After 25 years, I have close to $30,000 in it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

Ive owned over 50 VWs since the late 1970s, some really nice ovals and type 2s which would be worth money today, but we live and learn right? My most recent example is the pinnacle of VW engineering a 74 deluxe type 1 Very Happy I found this car being sold as a roller parts car at VW show in Eureka Springs Arkansas about 6 years ago. Missing engine, missing most of the interior, generally sad shape soon to be too far gone. I gave them 500 bucks but what was left of it appeared original and no serious collision damage and Original paint and less than 100k on the clock. So I dragged it home and made a winter project out of it. I built it all back mostly stock except wheels and a quiet pack header. I dont drive it every day but when I do it takes me back to high school days, you see I had a car like this when I was a senior. Back then it was a lot newer and it floated in the water. Good times. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

Scored with my last buy at $2500, 100% og paint rust free sunroof 70 with a strong running original 1600 sp with 85k on the clock

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Cleaned up nicely at no extra expense other than adding parts I already had in storage.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

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Free, one family since new. parked in a hangar since late 90's. They quit driving it because heads were loose. Grandson had it,who was a petroleum engineer and drove it out in the oil fields Shocked
Pulled the engine, tightened the heads all was good.
Had to put a battery in it, new tires and brakes.
Can't believe it has been seven years.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

How'd you get it to shine like that? Wow.

baz76 wrote:
Scored with my last buy at $2500, 100% og paint rust free sunroof 70 with a strong running original 1600 sp with 85k on the clock

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Cleaned up nicely at no extra expense other than adding parts I already had in storage.

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

I'm embarrassed to say what I paid for this plus the seller ripped me off for $300(my mistake).
Was in a rush to by one but the color and chrome wheels got me.
One good thing is it is not a rust bucket.
On top of what I paid I put a new 1776 motor in it and a freeway flyer and some missing parts.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

$500 for my 1970 Squareback in December 2019, original paint, interior, motor, had 36,000 miles and had sat in a barn that had been parked in March 76 and had a good amount of original paperwork. Im still under what is cost new in 70 which was ~$2600. Sadly, the 6 years were on salty Michigan roads in the winter.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

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$500 for my 1970 Squareback in December 2019, original paint, interior, motor, had 36,000 miles and had sat in a barn that had been parked in March 76 and had a good amount of original paperwork. Im still under what is cost new in 70 which was ~$2600. Sadly, the 6 years were on salty Michigan roads in the winter.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

Purchased 1990; first bus; 1974 pop-top Westy; condition: 9/10; all origional; Paid $1700; sold 1995 for $3500

Purchased 1995; second bus; 1969 window van white and powder blue and no middle seat; condition: 6.5; Paid $500; sold 1995 for $1200

Purchased 1996; third bus; 1967 splitty camper SO42 white; condition: 7/10; all original; Paid $1967(!); drove for around 40k miles and lived in for two summers on Martha's Vineyard and elsewhere (priceless); sold 2001 for $3500 Embarassed Brick wall Sick Stupido!

Purchased 2007; fourth bus; 1974 hard-top Westy; all original and all there; 1/2 length roof rack, side tent, cot; spare tire; condition: 9/10; Paid $3400(!); in the garage waiting for a new engine.

Purchased 2014; 1967 beetle beige; condition 8.5/10; all original and all there; Paid $2700(!); sold 2016 for $6500; Embarassed Brick wall Sick mas stupido!!

Purchased 2017; 1969 convertible beetle baby blue; running, driving, not OG engine, newer top; condition 7.5/10 except for two rust zones behind both rear jack points; sitting under a tarp and neglected...want it? $3000.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:23 am    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

My first VW was a '68 Karmann Ghia convertible. I paid $1500 for it in '78/'79. Sold in 1985 for $2500.

'63 Karmann Ghia coupe from a junk yard $300, drove it home in 1980. Wrecked in 1981, parted out and scraped.

'70 something Karmann Ghia coupe wrecked left front end. It hit a telephone poll. Bought and sold for $500 in 1981.

'74 single seat rail, street legal. $1k. Sold 1982 for 1k. I kept Motor, wheel/tires and off road lights and got a motorless '63 Panel bus.

'63 Panel bus in a trade. 1982. Stolen in 1986, found stripped, then scraped.

'63 Panel camper in 1985, $500. Sold 1986 $600.

'63 double door panel, $300 running in 1986. Sold in 2012 $2800.

'69 Westy tin top, $9k in 2017. Sold in 2019, $12k.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

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$1600. Was told it was a 1973 but found out it was a 1973 with a 1971 body which was pretty disappointing. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

I had been buying and selling VWs, parting out the unfortunate ones for several years when an acquaintance called me and said he knew I was into VWs and wondered if I would have any interest in a Porsche ? I said well....it depends and he went on to tell me that a guy had called him knowing he bought junk cars and said he had a 1966 912 he wanted to sell. He said he had just wrecked the front, but it was still drivable. I said I might have some interest and asked him what the guy wanted.....he said $100.00 😳
Needless to say I headed out the door !!!
I met the owner at the tow yard paid him $100.00 and he had to go in and pay $65.00 towing & storage ! I drove the car home with a BIG smile!!!
The car had its issues but for the price I wasnt complaining ! 😁
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

I paid 5K for this 67 it is in pretty good shape. Very little rust, runs great and looks good from 15 feet, needs new seat covers, carpet/rubber mats and i think I will just drive it that way, 5K really isnt a high price for VWs in Calif. Confused

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: How much did u pay?!?!?! Reply with quote

1968 Sunroof Beetle (Auto Stick) - paid $100 in 1989. Not running, sitting in a guy's driveway for years. I was attracted to the sunroof. Laughing Ended up selling it to my brother.

1964 Baja Bug - paid $50 for it around 1990 (no motor...ended up trading it to a buddy for a 30/30 lever action rifle.

1963 Ragtop Beetle - paid $800 around 1992 off the Auto Trader in Los Angeles. Running, but had front end damage (needed a front clip). Again, a fascination with the sunroof. Sold it at the Pomona swap meet in SoCal for $3500.

1971 Squareback - paid $200 off eBay (no one else bid on it!), no motor. Ended up selling it for $500 as-is.

1966 Beetle - paid $400 in 2012 (my current project). Complete but not running, only bill of sale. The seller knew nothing about VW's. Listed it as a '63, which clearly it was not. Was asking $800 for it. Offered him $400, and he turned me down right away but gave him my phone # if he changed his mind. Yes, he changed his mind. Wink
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