lee ivatt
2008-02-01T17:01:04Z
Hi everyone, after nearly a month of deliberation and sleepless nights. i can now say my 1949 bug is as of this evening for sale!

If interested or you fancy a read please go to the "classifieds" section here at pre67vw. Please do not post here if you are enquiring about the sale, as this is a general topic area.

Id like to thank everyone i have met who have helped/guided me with my car.
I like to give a special thanks to
Malcolm (six-0-one)
George (50karmann)
Anna (mrsherbie)
Rob (pre67vw)
Guido (Etzhold1)

i couldnt have got nearly as far as i did with out your help

Ive spent a lot (over 1/2 a years wages!) so i just hope i can get most of it back!
heres 2 pictures first ownership and one taken today
Id just like to say thank you once more its been a great ride. 😎

Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
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lee ivatt
2008-02-01T17:03:47Z
and today
lee ivatt attached the following image(s):

Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
lee ivatt
2008-02-01T17:06:55Z
oh and this is part of the reason im selling the car. my beautiful wife, shes way more important than any car.🅱
lee ivatt attached the following image(s):

Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
lee ivatt
2008-02-01T17:09:18Z



([/b]Oh you may remember the car was blue, i have now put it back to the red that it left the factory in. Tho if you look i didnt get the front wheel arch sprayed in time!!)

Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
lifeintheslowlane
2008-02-04T11:06:31Z
"lee ivatt" wrote:

oh and this is part of the reason im selling the car. my beautiful wife, shes way more important than any car.🅱



Well who can argue with that Lee, you have provided photographic evidence. BTW nice Karmann Ghia 😃
John.
lee ivatt
2008-02-04T19:03:21Z
Karmann ghia? am i missing something?
Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
lifeintheslowlane
2008-02-04T19:36:59Z
"lee ivatt" wrote:

Karmann ghia? am i missing something?



Just pulling your leg...I alway see Astons as a KG wannabe. 😃
John.
GKL 7
2008-02-04T20:00:11Z
"lifeintheslowlane" wrote:

I alway see Astons as a KG wannabe. 😃



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YOU WISH :wink:

This one looks just like a type3,Razoredge.
'50 Karmann attached the following image(s):
mrsherbie
2008-02-05T18:27:03Z
Well congrats Lee, I think you have got that car a gigantic step nearer to being back on the road again and at record speed without sacrificing workmanship.
And let me congratulate you, and say your wife is beautiful! and that good women are hard to find. ( I should know :wink: :D)

And I would further like to add that I had no idea you were also such a handsome dude when I was trying to be helpful! honest 😮 :lol: 😃

(Oh I am such a tart)

I hope you sell the car, and can get on with your next project asap. I know you younguns, endless energy.. ! 😃
"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann
mrsherbie
2008-02-05T19:16:19Z
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"HEY, I am NOT Volkswagen's equivalent of the Porsche 914!" :lol:
"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann
lee ivatt
2008-02-05T22:52:56Z
thanks anna. do i sound ugly to talk to?:lol: put a smile on my face anyway. i used to look better with long hair (kurt cobain style) but the misses wont let me grow it back "not professional for my customers".

im sure your a pretty lady also. and thanks again to every one over the past twoish years for their support.

Its really cutting me up this week, i have two people very interested in the car and last time i looked 10 watchers on flea bay.
Its finally dawned on me that the car is going, i know i'll regret it, ive regretted every car ive ever sold. but such is life.

god knows what my next project will be, im putting all my energy into the business right now, hence one of the reasons the cars going as i want more capital.
lee ivatt attached the following image(s):

Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
mrsherbie
2008-02-05T23:14:11Z
Just sell it, and follow where ever your passion takes you next! You only live once! 😃
"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann
lee ivatt
2008-02-05T23:29:54Z
Shhh, i take it you mean car wise right, you got me all paranoid. people will start talking. 😃 :wink:
Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
lifeintheslowlane
2008-02-06T14:35:02Z
"lee ivatt" wrote:

Shhh, i take it you mean car wise right, you got me all paranoid. people will start talking. 😃 :wink:



I think we all know where your passion took you Lee. :wink:
...Ebay :oops:

I think I better qualify that...I'm sure the new addition will be well worth it.
John.
lee ivatt
2008-02-06T20:02:38Z
haha. remember im doing this for the security of my business, if my business is making money then everything else is easy.

Well as of 19:00 hrs tonight the 49 is SOLD!!!

Whats even worse is its got to sit in my gararge for a week and a half untill its goes to its new home!!

Though i do get some relief that the chap who bought it is going to carry on where i have left it. So this little car should still end up as beautiful as id hoped. i banged on about the fact he must do it bordeaux red as its the original colour and rare on a standard! so hope he decided to do this.

I wont tell you what it sold for i'll let him tell you when he posts here, but it was pretty close to the asking price, so im happy (ish) as i can be with out a 49!

Well once again thanks to everyone for their help and friendship. I'll still be at the lavenham show. may meet up with my friend who has a kubel (the one who sold me the 49!).

thanks so much.

Past Restorations

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!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
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