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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:12 am    Post subject: Let's see your Coral Bugs Reply with quote

lets see all those coral red bugs my 59 is going coral red one of the best colours out there happy christmas to all and a happy new year Applause Dancing Orange Bug Purple Bus Red Bus VW Logo VW Logo VW Logo
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:52 am    Post subject: corals Reply with quote

love ther cars can't wait to get mine finished 59 euro rag top
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN C. GFK'S
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My fav color!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

to the top...difficult to beat a Coral Red oval

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my old oval, the day I sold it Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Perfect. Was it the original sunroof cover? All original paint? Any more pictures?
I have uploaded the picture to The Samba's Gallery so we don't lose the link.

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Here's an Aussie one that was on Ebay a while back. Euro bumpers, semaphores. Unusual red (with black piping) door panels and seats. Usually you see grey or beige. The red interior may be an Aussie only thing?

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Coral Red was used on Ovals from April 1956 to July 1957 (16 months) and 1958 model big windows (August 1957 to July 1958).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The top was a TMI replacement. It was the OG paint. It was white when I got it. I wet sanded it back to the OG Coral.

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I also made a 1:18 replica of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top job!
I see there is a picture of in the Gallery from the 2009 Copperstate show.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '57

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, another sweet one. Clean, straight, original looking

Is it original paint?
Background story?
Do you have any interior pics?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Blimey, another sweet one. Clean, straight, original looking

Is it original paint?
Background story?
Do you have any interior pics?


Thanks! Probably about 80% original paint. Had to do some blending and some repaint on a few removables.

This one pretty much followed me home one day while driving home from work in another 57 I had...or at least the previous owner did. He was another VW nut and we kept in touch and became friends. I had to sell the oval I had and ended up buying this one from him. It had been off the road since the early 90's. He got it from his father, who, if I remember the timeline correctly, got it from Billy May, a big-band trumpet player and composer, who was a friend of the family. (I'm sure I'm butchering the story a bit, but I think that's the jist of it.)

I don't have any good current interior photos other than the dash at the moment, but it's not too much to look at...missing headliner, torn seats, etc. But It's all original paint in the interior and came with the original door panels and floor mats. Really dry car. Here's a photo of what it looked like when I first got it. I had to peal away the primer and a previous, faded yellow respray:

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And a driving pic:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^these boys are showing the way! Great stuff

Anyone like to guess how many Coral Red ovals were at Bad Camberg 2015 at the weekend?
With ovals probably being the most common VW there?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One. But nice.

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Correct wheel colours. Correct fade out running boards. Colour coded sunroof.
How many accessories can you count? I think I get 26 or 27 (not including the seat throws or sunroof)

Update: Cheeky hot motor in there too

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More accessories! Loaded
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:42 pm    Post subject: Carlos Sanchez's Oval Reply with quote

Revamped GFK Coral Red Oval about to appear on the cover of the next Airmighty (19)?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a coral red 57, not og paint. She has been resprayed a little darker than the l357.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love coral best on bugs but just look at the georgeous colours of the cars in this era seen in this pic--just beautiful!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:22 am    Post subject: Carlos Sanchez's Oval Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:28 am    Post subject: Thomas' Oval Reply with quote

Another sweet sunroof...from Sweden

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