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#21 Posted : 27 November 2008 19:21:09(UTC)
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I think I was at the VW Action in 1991, one of my first oversees meetings!
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#22 Posted : 14 December 2008 14:30:21(UTC)
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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 BigGrin

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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
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#23 Posted : 24 January 2009 17:53:26(UTC)
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you think after doing all that work on it ,you could get some decent number plates done
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#24 Posted : 24 January 2009 20:22:07(UTC)
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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! Question
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#25 Posted : 24 January 2009 21:45:23(UTC)
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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! Question


You got a good memory Will! I've deffo got pics of it like that somewhere. I'll scan 'em and post 'em up.
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#26 Posted : 24 January 2009 21:48:42(UTC)
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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!Laugh

I just remember seeing a photo of a black split in 88 with a banner over it! Cant think where......Twisted Evil
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#27 Posted : 24 January 2009 22:42:13(UTC)
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I want there, I want even born then!Laugh Cant think where......Twisted Evil


WOW!Blink Now I am feeling oldLaugh Laugh

Found the pics, it was indeed Stonor Park

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#28 Posted : 24 January 2009 23:00:19(UTC)
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WOW!Blink Now I am feeling oldLaugh Laugh

Founds the pics, it was indeed Stonor Park


Hurry up and post them!BigGrin Wink
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#29 Posted : 25 January 2009 02:25:55(UTC)
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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)
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#30 Posted : 25 January 2009 15:46:53(UTC)
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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)



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#31 Posted : 25 January 2009 22:34:46(UTC)
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Hurry up and post them!BigGrin Wink


Here you go...







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#32 Posted : 25 January 2009 22:44:02(UTC)
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Brilliant pics! Yeah that is deffo Stonor!BigGrin

Is that pre or post accident?Wink
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#33 Posted : 26 January 2009 19:10:14(UTC)
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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-LookWink
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#34 Posted : 26 January 2009 19:16:32(UTC)
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Ooh, ooh, ooh!Cool

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!BigGrin

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#35 Posted : 26 January 2009 19:20:36(UTC)
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Ooh, ooh, ooh!Cool

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!BigGrin


Yeah, im sure it is!Laugh

do you have to original scan or photo, just for better quality?Wink

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#36 Posted : 26 January 2009 19:47:11(UTC)
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#37 Posted : 26 January 2009 20:36:55(UTC)
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Yeah, im sure it is!Laugh


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.
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#38 Posted : 26 January 2009 20:46:33(UTC)
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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!

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#39 Posted : 26 January 2009 23:16:47(UTC)
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Martin- great pics as usual.

Whatever happened to PWP8 and its magical hubcaps?
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#40 Posted : 27 January 2009 05:11:55(UTC)
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I'm frightened! You recognize a car from 1987 by its reg. nr? Blink

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

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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.
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