Not that I need any more, but Ive just bought this 57-60??? rag top.
As you know im a sucker for a project. and this one came up at an price too good to turn down.
Idea being I can sell all three and finally begin to build my dream type87 replica.
Anyway, sadly the car has been chopped about over the years, Dare I say it, (please dont shoot me, i didnt do it
) It had a subaru impreza turbo engine fitted.
So the bulkhead has been cut about, the front apron and also sadly the dash. I suppose if you can call it a good side the work was done professionally and was owned buy once of the main mechanics for TSR VW drag racing. So although cut about it was at least done "right".
Anyway also the car is sitting on a chassis (117 68* ***) which I can date to april 1967, and also the chassis has been converted to full IRS rear suspension.
So as you can understand its a total bitza of a car at the moment. But nothing a welder and lots of patience can not sort out.
It would be nice to date the body, firstly just so i can know what year its from but also then I can decide if its worth trying to find a correct year chassis for it.
Its got an original Goldie 3 fold sunroof, i have no knowledge on these, but its a roof and has 3 folds in it is i guess its right:lol:
The Semaphores and small windows mean it has to be 60 or earlier I think.
The only other thing I thought may help are the door catch pressings, as I believe these changed at some point?
Any help would be appreciated, so I can decide what the best route is to take. Remember im only getting these 3 cars back on the road so I can build my dream split bug!!!
1954 International Tractor-----1971 1200 Orange Beetle-----1985 Mk3 Escort S1 RS TURBO
1972 1600 VW Camper-----1969 MK1 Escort Mexico RS-----1949 Standard Beetle (incompleted)
1993 Escort Cosworth 4x4 350bhp---1970 1300 Orange Beetle---1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
1992 Mk Golf GTI 16v (2.8 VR6 conversion-----1982 MK3 Escort RS 1600i (restored twice!!)
1987 Sierra 3dr Cosworth to concourse--1968 1300 Red Beetle--1967 1500 Lotus White Beetle
1972 1200, Orange beetle (yes I like orange!)
1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6