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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

So Iíve been looking for a nice Ragtop for awhile. Nothing was really popping up that interested me so I posted up in FB and here. After talking to a few sellers I was contacted by a longtime member here whoís car I had admired a few times and he said he was thinking of selling. Long story short and about 2-3wks later itís mine. Some of you may recognize it:

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The driver hadnít even left my street and I broke out the hose and bucket:

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Next few weeks will be spent getting new wheels painted and installed along with some other minor changes. Nothing severe just making it mine.

Overall Iím happier than a seagull with a trench fry as my daughter likes to say. Has a few more gravel chips in the paint than I had hoped but the seller was very upfront that it was a driver. Itís still in great shape and nothing a little paint and detailing wonít remedy. Looking forward to driving the wheels off it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

Looks Great!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

Beautuful!

My first car was a 1960 India Red ragtop....... still miss that car.....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

memories from a different colour!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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memories from a different colour!

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Yep. Kinda wish he would have left it the two tone. Hmmm...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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Beautuful!

My first car was a 1960 India Red ragtop....... still miss that car.....

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I was actually talking to someone locally with an Indiana Red Ragtop. Nice car but the more we talked, the more I realized it was too patinaíd for me. At least for the price.

Just pressed the ďsubmit orderĒ button to WW. Itís been an expensive month 😂
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

it's kind of ironic that it's my 62 next to that car, maybe it should have been my Baja bug, which I also bought from Rick back in the mid 90s. (I've been a long time friend of Rick's since Porsche invented the Beetle. Okay, maybe I exaggerate a little)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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it's kind of ironic that it's my 62 next to that car, maybe it should have been my Baja bug, which I also bought from Rick back in the mid 90s. (I've been a long time friend of Rick's since Porsche invented the Beetle. Okay, maybe I exaggerate a little)


If its as rust free as this one is, LMK if you're ever in the markt to sell and maybe they can be reunited...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

I've put well over 300K on my 62 before I stopped driving it, and I hate to admit, but it did gather a bit of oxidization over those years. Sad

Not too terrible, but it's there.

And then there's the Transworks transaxle, "our trannies NEVER go bad on 4th gear" but you'd never guess what happened to mine? Brick wall
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

Indigo is such a great color. Beautiful Bug.
One of those colors that just gets better with age.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

Beautiful car!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:38 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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Indigo is such a great color. Beautiful Bug.
One of those colors that just gets better with age.


Ironically, I typically donít like blue cars. The only time Iíve ever considered a blue car was when I dreamed of owning a dark blue speedster with camel interior. This is growing on me though. My wife hates the red wheels so Iíll be swapping them out shortly. Iíve got a set of white ones Iíll be putting on in the interim.

Thanks Flyboy.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

If you desire your wheels be "correct" follow this link

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Find your color and the factory colors are listed for just about every painted item on your car.......

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Not your color but this is how the wheels were painted......

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
If you desire your wheels be "correct" follow this link

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/8_59_paint_book.php

Find your color and the factory colors are listed for just about every painted item on your car.......

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Not your color but this is how the wheels were painted......

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Dave


Very cool and beautiful car. paint the green Indigo Blue and that's the exact look I'm going for. Slightly lowered with whitewalls. Very clean.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

First, nice car, congrats!

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My wife hates the red wheels so Iíll be swapping them out shortly. Iíve got a set of white ones Iíll be putting on in the interim.

I'm with her on that. I don't like the red wheels or hubcaps.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

Beautiful car, congratulations!

What does it have for go power Very Happy 36, 40, 1500-1600 or more?

I'm partial to the pre-'61 bugs and their drivetrains although early vw horsepower isn't spectacular.

How do you like the ragtop? Does it really let a lot of wind in when its fully opened at cruising speed? I've got a '63 rag clip just hanging out waiting for me to install it in my '59, maybe one day I'll have the nerve lol.

Again, nice ride - enjoy!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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Yep. Kinda wish he would have left it the two tone. Hmmm...

Kinda think if I kept it two tone it would still be residing in the Big Horn Basin Wink
Shoulda checked with the wife first on the wheel color choice and hubcaps Laughing
Yep the rock chips are an account I drove it. It has been in at least half the states.
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You know that in May it needs to go on a 1000 mile road trip to a VW show as it has for the past 13 years?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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Yep. Kinda wish he would have left it the two tone. Hmmm...

Kinda think if I kept it two tone it would still be residing in the Big Horn Basin Wink
Shoulda checked with the wife first on the wheel color choice and hubcaps Laughing
Yep the rock chips are an account I drove it. It has been in at least half the states.
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So much for the claim that the car has never seen "salt". Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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Yep. Kinda wish he would have left it the two tone. Hmmm...

Kinda think if I kept it two tone it would still be residing in the Big Horn Basin Wink
Shoulda checked with the wife first on the wheel color choice and hubcaps Laughing
Yep the rock chips are an account I drove it. It has been in at least half the states.
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You know that in May it needs to go on a 1000 mile road trip to a VW show as it has for the past 13 years?
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No worries. You were very clear it was a driver. As I said Iím absolutely good with it. Yeah the wife makes on sense. She tells me all the time how cute a buddy of mines 63 is with the baby blue paint and red wheels, but has mentioned no less than 5 times how much she hates the red. Likes the nipple caps just beacause theyíre nipple caps!😂 no worries. Changes are coming....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: New to me 1960 Indigo Blue Ragtop Reply with quote

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Beautiful car, congratulations!

What does it have for go power Very Happy 36, 40, 1500-1600 or more?

I'm partial to the pre-'61 bugs and their drivetrains although early vw horsepower isn't spectacular.

How do you like the ragtop? Does it really let a lot of wind in when its fully opened at cruising speed? I've got a '63 rag clip just hanging out waiting for me to install it in my '59, maybe one day I'll have the nerve lol.

Again, nice ride - enjoy!

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Ironically Iíve yet to drive it. Sitting at the tag office right now as I just got the insurance cards today.
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