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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:29 am    Post subject: Rarest EMPI Stuff Reply with quote

I'm not real knowledgeable on EMPI stuff, but I was looking through this motoring guide I picked up recently and it showed Bus roofracks and all sorts of other crazy stuff I've never heard of before and will probably never see.

So that got me thinking, what is the rarest and craziest EMPI stuff out there. I know some of you folks have insane collections, so post it up and educate us peons of the VW world.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Rarest EMPI Stuff Reply with quote

Touch Nicks Thing wrote:
I'm not real knowledgeable on EMPI stuff, but I was looking through this motoring guide I picked up recently and it showed Bus roofracks and all sorts of other crazy stuff I've never heard of before and will probably never see.

So that got me thinking, what is the rarest and craziest EMPI stuff out there. I know some of you folks have insane collections, so post it up and educate us peons of the VW world.


This has been done so many times, anything in the catalog is rare, some stuff more sough after than others. Anything NOS in the package brings the most money
but the EMPI craze has died down, last year it was going crazy, EMPI steering wheels selling for 700-800 for used ones. Gauges selling for astronomical prices around 1500 for a set

they have definetely died down a lot, EMPI stuff is not bringing that much money anymore
supply and demand
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Rarest EMPI Stuff Reply with quote

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I'm not real knowledgeable on EMPI stuff, but I was looking through this motoring guide I picked up recently and it showed Bus roofracks and all sorts of other crazy stuff I've never heard of before and will probably never see.

So that got me thinking, what is the rarest and craziest EMPI stuff out there. I know some of you folks have insane collections, so post it up and educate us peons of the VW world.


This has been done so many times, anything in the catalog is rare, some stuff more sough after than others. Anything NOS in the package brings the most money
but the EMPI craze has died down, last year it was going crazy, EMPI steering wheels selling for 700-800 for used ones. Gauges selling for astronomical prices around 1500 for a set

they have definetely died down a lot, EMPI stuff is not bringing that much money anymore
supply and demand


I understand that homie. I was hoping to get a decent thread of the rarest of the rare EMPI stuff, I searched and didn't find one. I don't really care what the stuff is worth, don't care if it is in the package, I just want to see a thread of mega-cool, hardly ever seen EMPI shizzle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll start it off.

I think these are rare as it's the only set I have seen:
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They might not be that desirable though since they are Type 3.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does this one of a kind count? lol

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some of my Type 3 EMPI stuff:
NOS Front Type 3 Garnish strips
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Two types of Day/Night Type 3 mirros, two are NOS:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a couple of pics, all tho, what is rare Rolling Eyes
empi seat belt holders
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dual empi backup lights
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Shoots I've just thrown those away, when I could have sent them to you!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about an nos in the box Empi / Speedwell pwer brake kit for a VW ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really EMPI...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about some real early empi parts, anyone have that kind of stuff?
i had this filter many years ago, super cool logos on the box.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does a set of pistons & cylinders rank in the rare category?

I don't really follow EMPI stuff.

Once traded 3 gauges and the mounts to a friend a couple of years ago for some semaphore posts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How does a set of pistons & cylinders rank in the rare category?

I don't really follow EMPI stuff.

Once traded 3 gauges and the mounts to a friend a couple of years ago for some semaphore posts.


if they are NOS not sitting on a shelf because you pulled them from a seized engine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw-in-neptune wrote:
mpribanic wrote:
How does a set of pistons & cylinders rank in the rare category?

I don't really follow EMPI stuff.

Once traded 3 gauges and the mounts to a friend a couple of years ago for some semaphore posts.


if they are NOS not sitting on a shelf because you pulled them from a seized engine.


They are not NOS and they are not from a seized engine. The engine is in my '65 deluxe. I replaced #3 & #4 pistons and cylinders when I lost compression in them. Those are in my garage. #1 & #2 are still in the engine 150,000 miles later.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone now where I can buy some Limu?

I heard it does wonders for your health & in finding rare EMPI parts Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There;s people out there who have had some pretty amazing EMPI scores over the years, I was one of them, in that I found Richard Guarino, who ran EMPI East, Competition Car Parts of new York, on Boston Post Road in the Bronx, New York. I had the original Speedwell seats from the car, the custom steering wheel, and even Richards original firesuit and gloves, if anyone remembers the "Guarino's Gold" story in Hot VWs some years back, that was me. I speak with Richard often (this morning, in fact) even though I sold off the Guarino Collection to another private collector in 2005.
I don't think it's all that rare, but I have a cherry, 15 inch, GTV wheel, signed by Joe Vittone...That, and a few trinkets (mailing labels, official EMPI letterhead stationary and envelopes, bumper stickers, and maybe, best of all, a brass dash plaque from EMPI of New York, from the 1969 New York Auto Show) are pretty much all I have left.
I have never ever seen any other dash plaques, and at one time, I had 11 of them.. I gave a very few away, and sold the rest to the un-named collector...I've heard they sell for stupid money, when (and if) they come up for sale... and mine isn't going to. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
There;s people out there who have had some pretty amazing EMPI scores over the years,....


Dave, you're too modest.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the EMPI valve covers with the GT on them. I've seen exactly one (not a pair) for sale. I presume they are early versions of the oft repoped ones.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

webwalker wrote:
How about the EMPI valve covers with the GT on them. I've seen exactly one (not a pair) for sale. I presume they are early versions of the oft repoped ones.


what you means these? they are hard to find

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how about empi shocks, rear ones are super hard to find that the boots are not ripped

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Empi AM/FM radio
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part of hte empi gauge collection and Big EMPI score i found few years back, article about it was in ultra vw magazine

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