I LOVE the way the people on there who realised instantly its specialness like the guy who rushed round and paid the deposit but then would'nt up it only slightly/put their money where their mouth is instantly disclaim the cars rarity when they dont get the car 😳 Hey, you snooze you lose!
And sometimes magazine editors should know when to keep their arrogant opinions to themselves given all the heavily welded up 'restored' with all repro parts junkers they put on the covers and features :roll: but the fact he rushed out to see it does tell you something :lol:
What is it with you Anna?
Where does the finger pointing stem from?
The only reason I happened to be viewing that car is James Peene is currently looking for a Beetle.
He lives about 12 miles from me and to save him some money and to do our little bit to help the environment (or so we kid ourselves) I give him a lift into the office every day - so when I saw an advert for this car (James was off that day) I forwarded the link to James as I thought it might fit the bill.
He liked the look of the car and arranged to see it that evening - weirdly - rather than some kind of conspiracy theory - the only reason he went that evening was that the car was about 3 miles from our office.
I WAS ONLY THERE BECAUSE JAMES WAS GOING TO SEE THE CAR I AND I HAD TO TAKE HIM HOME!
I was simply doing a colleague a favour.
Anyway, James had £2500 to spend. The car 'was' £2500.
On inspection; the bonnet, front wings, passenger door, decklid, front valance, spare wheel well, rear inner wings above the torsion bars points all needed replacement or welding. The carpets and headliner were hammered. The front bump stops had disintergrated. The engine was 'unknown'as was the rest of the running gear.
It needed a lot of work.
James offered £2500 for it - Graham said he wanted more. As forum 'experts' have gone into advisory-mode
I told Graham, I saw it at £2500 (But not of my money as I wasn't interested - I hadn't gone there as a prospective buyer). I told him if it was mine and someone offered me £3000 I'd rip there arm off!
That was my opinion on a car I'd seen up close.
YOU kindly put down prices for the car and that was your opinion. the difference? You'd never seen yourself.
And I am out of order?
Well sorry - but to suggest I have an arrogant opinion, or that this car was the find of the century, or that the cars we feature on the cover of the magazine have any bearing on this thread is absolute codswallop.
You should feel ashamed of yourself, you're putting down the hard work of people who have very enthusiastic about their hobby - the hobby you suggest you share.
I am sure that the world would be a brilliant place if no one had to fit a single repro part on their car. And I will be very amused if you eat your own words and fit a repro part to your own car.
Equally, let's see if Steve - who bought this car over the phone after a 25 minute conversation/description from me ever fits a repro part to it - I hope he doesn't otherwise he'll have fallen out with you in the process!
You might want to ask Steve if the advice I gave him on the car was honest and if he's got any problem with me - or in the same breath whether the seller Graham has? I do not think you will find either have.
Equally - bear this in mind - this 1960 will have welding, it will need a lot of parts and the paint it grim.
The colour is unusual - but not unheard of. We've had one on the cover of VolksWorld - and guess what? It hadn't been welded!
It's ended up with the right person - as he'll restore it. Graham sniffed it out and was always going to use it simply to raise a profit - he was honest about that and there's nowt wrong with it.