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Offline pre67vw  
#21 Posted : 10 June 2013 15:28:01(UTC)
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That van is so cool ThumpUp
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#22 Posted : 10 June 2013 19:43:02(UTC)
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Here are some photos that John has kindly sent me. I will let John tell you about them.

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#23 Posted : 10 June 2013 20:34:24(UTC)
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Wow great pics John
Appropriate plate on the truck!

Early rhd Barndoor - may even be a 53 cos it has the upward pointing ext mirror
Looks like it was converted from an Ambulance, mainly cos of the small engine lid
Cargo doors on lhs, but oddly also looks like the outline of cargo doors on the rhs - but no hinges
Also has additional vertical seams further back, running up from the rear wheel arch
Cargo area windows would have been plated over
No semaphores, only indicators on roof?

Could also have been converted from a Single Cab I suppose...

Fantastic sign writing, esp when it had the darker bottom half/white beltline!
Love the writing around the headlights here

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Later incarnation of the truck, with the later dealer location, has updated/lost the ribbed bumpers, gained chunky rear tyres, front panel indicators/extra taillights, and the ext mirror now droops down (better viewing?!)

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Ace being in Nottingham as I lived there for 4 years

More pics please!
Is she still around?

And an Oakley article looming, I feel!

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#24 Posted : 10 June 2013 21:33:10(UTC)
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Here are some photos that John has kindly sent me. I will let John tell you about them.

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Thank Andy
They look greatThumpUp Did anyone remember the little cars in the photo of old Loughborough Road?
The van I thing was either a '53 or '54 model, insurance total loss!!, the man standing next to it in one of the photos is Harry Lovett, he was "The Man" he did the conversion from a van, all his own idea's I will also send photo of the other pickup Beetle front end and Variant rear, Kev Hopcroft will remember that. I will try to get more photos on just as soon as I can.
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#25 Posted : 10 June 2013 21:38:57(UTC)
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The little cars were Goggomobiles BigGrin ( if that's how you spell it ???? )



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Offline Rich Oakley  
#26 Posted : 10 June 2013 22:04:38(UTC)
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John and Andy,

Thank you very much for this information and pictures! This is fantastic stuff.

The van, by the way was a late 1954 model, first registered in January 1955 in Leeds.

John- I would be most grateful if you could drop me an email: oakley843@btinternet.com I would love to write about the history of Beardalls for Volksworld magazine.

Many thanks.
Rich.

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47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
Offline John Beardall  
#27 Posted : 10 June 2013 23:16:05(UTC)
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The little cars were Goggomobiles BigGrin ( if that's how you spell it ???? )



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You got that one right Beer little 2 stroke engine with preselect gear box, also did a beautiful little coupe. I remember them well, travelled miles in them.

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#28 Posted : 10 June 2013 23:19:43(UTC)
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Wow great pics John
Appropriate plate on the truck!

Early rhd Barndoor - may even be a 53 cos it has the upward pointing ext mirror
Looks like it was converted from an Ambulance, mainly cos of the small engine lid
Cargo doors on lhs, but oddly also looks like the outline of cargo doors on the rhs - but no hinges
Also has additional vertical seams further back, running up from the rear wheel arch
Cargo area windows would have been plated over
No semaphores, only indicators on roof?

Could also have been converted from a Single Cab I suppose...

Fantastic sign writing, esp when it had the darker bottom half/white beltline!
Love the writing around the headlights here

UserPostedImage

Later incarnation of the truck, with the later dealer location, has updated/lost the ribbed bumpers, gained chunky rear tyres, front panel indicators/extra taillights, and the ext mirror now droops down (better viewing?!)

UserPostedImage

Ace being in Nottingham as I lived there for 4 years

More pics please!
Is she still around?

And an Oakley article looming, I feel!


It was an eye full, and the plate was just right, was known as TUG.

John
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#29 Posted : 11 June 2013 00:54:25(UTC)
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I've always been fascinated by Goggomobil's but I never knew they were sold in the UK market, do many survive?
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#30 Posted : 11 June 2013 13:44:25(UTC)
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There's one on Ebay at the mo RHD t700 royal. Car needs full restro.

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#31 Posted : 11 June 2013 13:48:09(UTC)
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Also this fiberglass shell of the Goggo dart for sale at Andys modern micro cars.

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#32 Posted : 11 June 2013 18:28:05(UTC)
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Also this fiberglass shell of the Goggo dart for sale at Andys modern micro cars.

A little like the old Daimler SP250 (Dart), you recon anyone got the bit's to build? Idea John Beardall
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#33 Posted : 11 June 2013 19:07:36(UTC)
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John the people that make the shell will build a turn key car for you.





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#34 Posted : 11 June 2013 19:19:19(UTC)
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John the people that make the shell will build a turn key car for you.





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Now will that be at 1955's price Question joking aside, they were wonderful little cars in their day, plenty of leg room in the front (my father was at that time unable to bend his leg after war wounds) I still have very fond memories of the coupe he ran for a while, Have to admit to not seeing one since he stopped selling them though.

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#35 Posted : 12 June 2013 21:34:31(UTC)
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What a great topic. Thanks for all the info. SuperbThumpUp
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#36 Posted : 20 June 2013 12:46:33(UTC)
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#37 Posted : 21 June 2013 22:44:32(UTC)
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And this was how it was done, well it would be if only I could understand how to upload off my computer, the article seems to be to large. I will send it to Andy, he's my man for uploading

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#38 Posted : 22 June 2013 12:53:49(UTC)
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#39 Posted : 28 June 2013 21:53:25(UTC)
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OK, I will now try to upload an old story of a very good customer, he also liked his Beetle to go rather fast for the day! Well that didn't happen, however hope you like this, I will try to up my computer skills, but please don't hold your breath!Blushing

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#40 Posted : 29 June 2013 12:49:02(UTC)
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