pre67vw
2013-06-10T14:28:01Z
That van is so cool :thumbup:
Rob Amos
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ianmac
2013-06-10T18:43:02Z
AW wrote:

Here are some photos that John has kindly sent me. I will let John tell you about them.

Andy W



Love that very cool 😎
RockStock
2013-06-10T19:34:24Z
Wow great pics John
Appropriate plate on the truck!

Early rhd Barndoor - may even be a 53 cos it has the upward pointing ext mirror
Looks like it was converted from an Ambulance, mainly cos of the small engine lid
Cargo doors on lhs, but oddly also looks like the outline of cargo doors on the rhs - but no hinges
Also has additional vertical seams further back, running up from the rear wheel arch
Cargo area windows would have been plated over
No semaphores, only indicators on roof?

Could also have been converted from a Single Cab I suppose...

Fantastic sign writing, esp when it had the darker bottom half/white beltline!
Love the writing around the headlights here

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Later incarnation of the truck, with the later dealer location, has updated/lost the ribbed bumpers, gained chunky rear tyres, front panel indicators/extra taillights, and the ext mirror now droops down (better viewing?!)

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Ace being in Nottingham as I lived there for 4 years

More pics please!
Is she still around?

And an Oakley article looming, I feel!
StockRocks
John Beardall
2013-06-10T20:33:10Z
AW wrote:

Here are some photos that John has kindly sent me. I will let John tell you about them.

Andy W


Thank Andy
They look great:thumbup: Did anyone remember the little cars in the photo of old Loughborough Road?
The van I thing was either a '53 or '54 model, insurance total loss!!, the man standing next to it in one of the photos is Harry Lovett, he was "The Man" he did the conversion from a van, all his own idea's I will also send photo of the other pickup Beetle front end and Variant rear, Kev Hopcroft will remember that. I will try to get more photos on just as soon as I can.
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2013-06-10T20:38:57Z
The little cars were Goggomobiles :d ( if that's how you spell it ???? )



Andy W


Rich Oakley
2013-06-10T21:04:38Z
John and Andy,

Thank you very much for this information and pictures! This is fantastic stuff.

The van, by the way was a late 1954 model, first registered in January 1955 in Leeds.

John- I would be most grateful if you could drop me an email: oakley843@btinternet.com I would love to write about the history of Beardalls for Volksworld magazine.

Many thanks.
Rich.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
John Beardall
2013-06-10T22:16:05Z
AW wrote:

The little cars were Goggomobiles :d ( if that's how you spell it ???? )



Andy W



You got that one right :beer: little 2 stroke engine with preselect gear box, also did a beautiful little coupe. I remember them well, travelled miles in them.

John
John Beardall
2013-06-10T22:19:43Z
RockStock wrote:

Wow great pics John
Appropriate plate on the truck!

Early rhd Barndoor - may even be a 53 cos it has the upward pointing ext mirror
Looks like it was converted from an Ambulance, mainly cos of the small engine lid
Cargo doors on lhs, but oddly also looks like the outline of cargo doors on the rhs - but no hinges
Also has additional vertical seams further back, running up from the rear wheel arch
Cargo area windows would have been plated over
No semaphores, only indicators on roof?

Could also have been converted from a Single Cab I suppose...

Fantastic sign writing, esp when it had the darker bottom half/white beltline!
Love the writing around the headlights here

UserPostedImage

Later incarnation of the truck, with the later dealer location, has updated/lost the ribbed bumpers, gained chunky rear tyres, front panel indicators/extra taillights, and the ext mirror now droops down (better viewing?!)

UserPostedImage

Ace being in Nottingham as I lived there for 4 years

More pics please!
Is she still around?

And an Oakley article looming, I feel!



It was an eye full, and the plate was just right, was known as TUG.

John
chrisbug91
2013-06-10T23:54:25Z
I've always been fascinated by Goggomobil's but I never knew they were sold in the UK market, do many survive?
1975 1300 (1 family owned)
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2013-06-11T12:44:25Z
There's one on Ebay at the mo RHD t700 royal. Car needs full restro.
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2013-06-11T12:48:09Z
Also this fiberglass shell of the Goggo dart for sale at Andys modern micro cars.
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John Beardall
2013-06-11T17:28:05Z
AW wrote:

Also this fiberglass shell of the Goggo dart for sale at Andys modern micro cars.


A little like the old Daimler SP250 (Dart), you recon anyone got the bit's to build? :idea: John Beardall
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2013-06-11T18:07:36Z
John the people that make the shell will build a turn key car for you.





Andy W
John Beardall
2013-06-11T18:19:19Z
AW wrote:

John the people that make the shell will build a turn key car for you.





Andy W


Now will that be at 1955's price :?: joking aside, they were wonderful little cars in their day, plenty of leg room in the front (my father was at that time unable to bend his leg after war wounds) I still have very fond memories of the coupe he ran for a while, Have to admit to not seeing one since he stopped selling them though.

john
59 Ragtop
2013-06-12T20:34:31Z

What a great topic. Thanks for all the info. Superb:thumbup:
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2013-06-20T11:46:33Z
:beer:
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John Beardall
2013-06-21T21:44:32Z
And this was how it was done, well it would be if only I could understand how to upload off my computer, the article seems to be to large. I will send it to Andy, he's my man for uploading
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2013-06-22T11:53:49Z
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John Beardall
2013-06-28T20:53:25Z
OK, I will now try to upload an old story of a very good customer, he also liked his Beetle to go rather fast for the day! Well that didn't happen, however hope you like this, I will try to up my computer skills, but please don't hold your breath!:oops:
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2013-06-29T11:49:02Z
Well done John :thumbup:



Andy W
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