andytheartist
2011-05-19T21:57:58Z
Trying to buy a pre 67 and scared to death!....and giddy

Hi everybody, I'm Andy, an Artist and Art teacher living and working Doncaster. I am looking to buy my first VW beetle. I came extremely close to a 1968 a few months ago, even going as far as to send an inspector out! Thank God....

So I am on the hunt once again, recently engaged to be married this October and looking for the wedding car and life long project. I was wandering whether there might be anyone willing to inspect 'THE' beetle when I find it?

I have found a 1965 in white and the owner states that is has only 23,000 miles on the clock, having had 6 owners this sounds a bit too good to be true. the car is priced at £6000, no scratches, dents and solid floor pan. First feelings??

kindest regards

Andy

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pre67vw
2011-05-19T22:13:32Z
Welcome to the forum!

Yep, does sound a little too good to be true - but worth a look because you never know :wink:

You can hire Beetles for weddings (they even have a limo one if you're into that sort of thing) which may take some pressure off finding the 'right' car.

www.beetledriveuk.com 


Rob Amos
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andytheartist
2011-05-19T22:21:38Z
cheers for the super fast reply!

It has to be my own I'm afraid, maybe I'm crazy....only time will tell. I will try to arrange a viewing this weekend.

cheers

Andy

p.s does anyone in this forum do work on beetles? for a fee of course...
69project
2011-05-19T22:27:08Z
im sure there are restorers near you,maybe buy a volkworld or ultravw for companies

there are a few in the classifieds on this site that would need nothing done,with far more honest people 😛

depends when your wedding is!

for 6k for a later pre67 id expect something pretty mint
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Si Med
2011-05-19T23:04:45Z
Andy, welcome to the forums.

I can vouch for the red 65 in the classifieds here.
The owner doesn't live all that far from me and I have seen it in the flesh several times. (I don't know the owner, so this really is unbiased!)
Its a real gem...
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69project
2011-05-19T23:06:18Z
Si Med wrote:

Andy, welcome to the forums.

I can vouch for the red 65 in the classifieds here.
The owner doesn't live all that far from me and I have seen it in the flesh several times. (I don't know the owner, so this really is unbiased!)
Its a real gem...



that was what i was trying to direct him too....:thumbup:
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69project
2011-05-19T23:10:33Z
im assuming its this one then...

https://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2832309.htm 

looks nice but depends what it needs etc
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mooney3019
2011-05-19T23:24:03Z
thank u thank u !
vintagebug
2011-05-19T23:24:42Z
Looks nice in the photos. But check it thoroughly (or have someone knowledgeable do it for you). And is that front bumper a repro?- it appears to droop at the ends...

Edit- I just realised that's not the one that's mentioned in the first post- different price & different year! I should've gone to Specsavers.


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mooney3019
2011-05-19T23:29:57Z
is it me or has it got 4 stud wheels ? 67 should have slotted 5 studs should it not ?
69project
2011-05-19T23:30:07Z
vintagebug wrote:

Looks nice in the photos. But check it thoroughly (or have someone knowledgeable do it for you). And is that front bumper a repro?- it appears to droop at the ends...

Edit- I just realised that's not the one that's mentioned in the first post- different price & different year! I should've gone to Specsavers.




ignore me i have baby brain at the moment!:sleep:
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mooney3019
2011-05-19T23:31:03Z
oops have i made that mistake tooo?
andytheartist
2011-05-19T23:47:35Z
cheers guys,

i've just requested more details for the 67, very cheap....hmmmmm surely a reason for it. The only thing to do is dig. cheers for the advice so far.

Andy
64rotbox
2011-05-20T00:46:35Z
mooney3019 wrote:

is it me or has it got 4 stud wheels ? 67 should have slotted 5 studs should it not ?




A 1300 should have, yes. Well spotted. That's a possible black mark for a start...
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2011-05-20T08:23:18Z
mooney3019 wrote:

is it me or has it got 4 stud wheels ? 67 should have slotted 5 studs should it not ?



It may be a 1500. They had four bolt wheels.
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64rotbox
2011-05-20T12:09:01Z
JD wrote:

It may be a 1500. They had four bolt wheels.



Could be, although the rear badge and quoted engine c.c. in the ad suggests otherwise... who knows, though.
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