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baked beetle
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: My New Black 66' Reply with quote

This was the score of the century.I've been waiting for this one for over a year now and finally got it for next to nothing Smile I have always wanted a car with some history and patina and now I have it. All OG, Grandma driven, 2nd Owner L41 w/ red interior. Laughing

The previous owner of the car, Anne, drove a 55' oval from brand new. She drove it to the 100k mark and traded it in at Speedway Motors in B.C. for a new beetle in January 66'.

She then drove it until becoming ill in 1997 in which she totaled only 62k miles. In 99' she passed and her son, John went and bought a $162.00 towbar and towed it home to Medicine Hat, Ab and parked it in his driveway. It has sat there till I found it like this.....

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With his help got it towed to my shop.

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That'll Buff Out Smile

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Perfect interior Smile

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Clean Wiring

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Repainted the wheels Smile

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1300cc of powa!

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All she needs for an inspection is some rubber brake lines and it needs some new hoses but that is it. Should be out on the road again in a week or so. Comments are welcome.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy crap why couldn't have found a car like that?!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking find! I'd name that one MAX for sure!!
What are your plans for it ??
How much did you give,( if you don't mind if I ask??)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, I have a 66 same as yours, other than my interior wasn't that nice but all there, and the outside is close as yours, but man yours is really NICE Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome find... that thing is beautiful
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome score, i am jealous... i love OG paint...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very, very nice car. Not too many "original" old Beetle finds out there... great score. I'd have a LOT of trouble modifying that one... and I love modified VW's.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a very very nice car. Sure hope you plan on keeping it original. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the car is staying all original/unrestored. I would never touch this . I have been waiting for something with all og paint and all the panels matched. lol

I paid a few thousand Wink $canadian for the car which is a hell of a deal. The money wasn't the thing that sealed the deal. I promised the PO that if I was offered any amount that he would buy it back for that. I told him fat chance I'll sell it Smile He wanted the car to go to a good home and he knew I was hardcore Wink and would take care of it.

Anyways, thanks for the comments. Smile I cannot wait to get it on the road Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic deal. Don't be too hastey getting it on the road. I would consider the condition of the fuel tank and the strainer inside of it and the main fuel tunnel line first off. Also the fuel pump and its internals as well as the 30-1 carb. You don't say whether or not it sat still for all of those years in the dude's driveway. I would replace the tires if they're any older than about 6 years. It is a beautiful little '66. I would granny it just like Granny did. Your pics are great. The unmolested dash wiring will help lots of those that keep banging their heads trying to figure it out. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great score... my first car was a '66 Bug... my favorite Bug I owned (I'm on my fourth now)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome find.. My first bug was a 66 bug too....Kyle
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, to bad the oval was still not sitting there as well..
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Cool and you cant beat the color and interior combo, looks awsome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yo you said its a jan 66, i have an early feb 66... whats your tag numbers ect... would like to see how close in production they are.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Cars like that don't come around very often. Especially in Canada.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Cool Let's see some in the snow pics!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome score, that thing cleaned up excellent!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a find of all man kind! Howmuch did you pay for it?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpm750 wrote:
That is a find of all man kind! Howmuch did you pay for it?


baked beetle wrote:
I paid a few thousand Wink $canadian for the car which is a hell of a deal.


There ya go
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