vintagevw
2008-11-27T19:21:09Z
I think I was at the VW Action in 1991, one of my first oversees meetings!
It was big those days.:beer:
Wat is het fijn om lesbisch te zijn!
Dubster
2008-12-14T14:30:21Z
I'd completely forgot about Rattletrap, I now remember reading about the car in VW Motoring during the eighties. The DVLA have the car down as a 1950, the museum doesn't have it SORNed either :d

The vehicle details for 10 BXK are:

Date of Liability 21 12 1994
Date of First Registration 02 03 1961
Year of Manufacture 1950
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1192CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLACK

December 1966 UK 1500 Beetle
paulbugman
2009-01-24T17:53:26Z
you think after doing all that work on it ,you could get some decent number plates done
54 Gertie
2009-01-24T20:22:07Z
I have a feeling that this was at Stonor in 88! Im sure ive seen some pictures of it at the show with a big banner over it saying something about highest mileage beetle in existence! :?:
William
55Kab
2009-01-24T21:45:23Z
54 Gertie wrote:

I have a feeling that this was at Stonor in 88! Im sure ive seen some pictures of it at the show with a big banner over it saying something about highest mileage beetle in existence! :?:



You got a good memory Will! I've deffo got pics of it like that somewhere. I'll scan 'em and post 'em up.
54 Gertie
2009-01-24T21:48:42Z
55Kab wrote:



You got a good memory Will! I've deffo got pics of it like that somewhere. I'll scan 'em and post 'em up.



I want there, I want even born then!:lol:

I just remember seeing a photo of a black split in 88 with a banner over it! Cant think where......:twisted:
William
55Kab
2009-01-24T22:42:13Z
54 Gertie wrote:

I want there, I want even born then!:lol: Cant think where......:twisted:



WOW!:shock: Now I am feeling old:lol: :lol:

Found the pics, it was indeed Stonor Park
54 Gertie
2009-01-24T23:00:19Z
55Kab wrote:



WOW!:shock: Now I am feeling old:lol: :lol:

Founds the pics, it was indeed Stonor Park



Hurry up and post them!:d :wink:
William
Robin Allen
2009-01-25T02:25:55Z
I just want to agree with those who say the current Rattletrap is a fake. If there's nothing left of the original car (not even the nut that used to hold the steering wheel!) it's time it was re-registered. The original 1950 car died years ago. I saw it before its accident too although I didn't get to see the chassis number, but I agree that the story Mr Levy used to tell about the "experimental" thing was a load of rubbish, or at least, didn't apply to this particular car. It was a Zwitter even before the accident. Isn't there a story about Abraham Lincoln's original yard broom that has only had 5 new heads and 3 new handles? If you change the chassis and body, it isn't the original anymore. (Sorry, this is a topic which winds me up)
GKL 7
2009-01-25T15:46:53Z
Robin Allen wrote:

I just want to agree with those who say the current Rattletrap is a fake. If there's nothing left of the original car (not even the nut that used to hold the steering wheel!) it's time it was re-registered. The original 1950 car died years ago. I saw it before its accident too although I didn't get to see the chassis number, but I agree that the story Mr Levy used to tell about the "experimental" thing was a load of rubbish, or at least, didn't apply to this particular car. It was a Zwitter even before the accident. Isn't there a story about Abraham Lincoln's original yard broom that has only had 5 new heads and 3 new handles? If you change the chassis and body, it isn't the original anymore. (Sorry, this is a topic which winds me up)




X2
Rattletraps history was always dubious.
55Kab
2009-01-25T22:34:46Z
54 Gertie wrote:

Hurry up and post them!:d :wink:



Here you go...

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54 Gertie
2009-01-25T22:44:02Z
Brilliant pics! Yeah that is deffo Stonor!:d

Is that pre or post accident?:wink:
William
55Kab
2009-01-26T19:10:14Z
54 Gertie wrote:

Is that pre or post accident?:wink:



Pre accident. Pretty sure it was Stonor 87 as 88 was dull and I was there in 89 with my Cal-Look:wink:
54 Gertie
2009-01-26T19:16:32Z
UserPostedImage

Ooh, ooh, ooh!8)

I have a feeling that the brownish ragtop in the top right of that photo may be our 55! She was at Stonor 87 and although she now has a beige ragtop, that is just painted over a black/purple cover.

Ill have a better look!:d
William
54 Gertie
2009-01-26T19:20:36Z
54 Gertie wrote:

UserPostedImage

Ooh, ooh, ooh!8)

I have a feeling that the brownish ragtop in the top right of that photo may be our 55! She was at Stonor 87 and although she now has a beige ragtop, that is just painted over a black/purple cover.

Ill have a better look!:d



Yeah, im sure it is!:lol:

do you have to original scan or photo, just for better quality?:wink:
William
54 Gertie
2009-01-26T19:47:11Z
:wink: Excited!:wink:
William
55Kab
2009-01-26T20:36:55Z
54 Gertie wrote:

Yeah, im sure it is!:lol:



Can certainly send you a higher res of the photo Will but I'm afraid to say I think that car was the famous Ragtop Oval PWP 8 that did the rounds at the time.

Need to see in the photo I took of PWP 8 that day whether the other cars you can see are in the background.
54 Gertie
2009-01-26T20:46:33Z
55Kab wrote:



Can certainly send you a higher res of the photo Will but I'm afraid to say I think that car was the famous Ragtop Oval PWP 8 that did the rounds at the time.

Need to see in the photo I took of PWP 8 that day whether the other cars you can see are in the background.



That would be great! Your probably right but its worth a try!:wink:

Cheers!

Will



William
Rich Oakley
2009-01-26T23:16:47Z
Martin- great pics as usual.

Whatever happened to PWP8 and its magical hubcaps?
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
kdf38
2009-01-27T05:11:55Z
I'm frightened! You recognize a car from 1987 by its reg. nr? :shock:

well,, it is a little like the story of when I found my 1947 for the 2nd time; so maybe not
toooo scary...

Mike

55Kab wrote:



Can certainly send you a higher res of the photo Will but I'm afraid to say I think that car was the famous Ragtop Oval PWP 8 that did the rounds at the time.

Need to see in the photo I took of PWP 8 that day whether the other cars you can see are in the background.


Mike
Texas
Nov. 1947 +
Febr 1949 shell
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