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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 11:23:13 am »
The Ghia is a keeper. An old friend of mine I've known my whole life (his wife babysat me when I was a baby) bought it from the original owner. He put 20,000 miles on it, but then got Parkinsons and passed away about 2 years ago. Last year his wife said it was time to sell the car and I was the only person she wanted to own it. Definitely going to be keeping this one forever.

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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2018, 12:49:22 pm »
 The picture alone is a keeper, much less purdy red car in front.
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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2018, 01:23:01 pm »
Congrats on the sale!  This post aint over by a long shot.  That new/used Connie will have to appear here in living color some day.  Otherwise I'll lose sleep.  No rush tho.  Just bump this thread up when you get your bike.  Good luck!

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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2018, 03:55:00 pm »
The Ghia is a keeper. An old friend of mine I've known my whole life (his wife babysat me when I was a baby) bought it from the original owner. He put 20,000 miles on it, but then got Parkinsons and passed away about 2 years ago. Last year his wife said it was time to sell the car and I was the only person she wanted to own it. Definitely going to be keeping this one forever.

I agree.... that IS a keeper for sure.... love it.
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BTW MOB.  I appreciated the precise use of the flamethrower.  Surgical.  Nicely done.

thanks... kinda got me going, as I was curious, and did want to know miles, to base cost on, I was looking for a Bug last season, for driving in Ohio... but they are all high mile/and rusty here...

I prefer to use 'lasers' in lieu of flamethrowers... much better...


and cooler than just chomping a leg off...


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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2018, 04:31:24 pm »
Well all these names, and lazers and flamethrowers etc. are entertaining....however inquiring minds want to know...

...now that blue72beetle seems to be a somewhat impotent screen name....are you going to change it to red{insert last two digits of year here}ghia?...or what?

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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2018, 06:54:57 pm »
Well all these names, and lazers and flamethrowers etc. are entertaining....however inquiring minds want to know...

...now that blue72beetle seems to be a somewhat impotent screen name....are you going to change it to red{insert last two digits of year here}ghia?...or what?
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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2018, 07:41:43 pm »
red70ghia just doesn't roll off the tongue (easy boys) as nice as blue72beetle.

It'll stay, it was my first VW after all.

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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2018, 08:45:49 am »
I hate to ask, but what did you get out of that car? What did the floors look like?
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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2018, 04:14:50 pm »
I hate to ask, but what did you get out of that car? What did the floors look like?

that was the other question I was going to ask also, after the miles..
I have always wanted to build a 'Baja' style street machine, and figured drive it thru the winter, and then get on with the conversion...

this was version 1.1 of what i had in mind..

but a bit "cleaner" looking...
and in worst case, all the guts could be used a year or so later for a 'rail job' "nekid"  no top open wheeler...
it would be the correct year to convert for sure. a lot of the parts could have been used.
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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2018, 04:44:58 pm »
I let it go for $3300. I was wanting at least 3500 out of it but the guy is a pastor and really loved it so I gave him a good deal. $5k was a little high to start with but I wanted to keep internet tire kickers from wasting my time. Plus, I wasn't really in tune with the Beetle market. I know bus values are going up, when I bought my bus it was right before they really started going up. I guess Beetles aren't.

It isn't a show car, it does have typical rust at the battery tray and the front of the pan. A few little things here and there but overall a good car. Great driver though, it's never stranded me.
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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2018, 04:51:42 pm »

I know, right now Blue72 is cringing, and screaming... but I won't lie, It's what I had in mind......
peace,

At one point I was actually thinking of doing a Class 11 bug with this. Not that there's any good off roading around northern Indiana, but it would be fun. Pretty much a stock bug with only suspension modifications.
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Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2018, 06:53:28 pm »
I just wanted to Jack it up higher, and stick aggressive tires on it right off, for driving here in winter... we get SNOW.. all my pals in the 70's that had Bugs were fine, until the snow got deep enough (maybe 6"-7") and midnight road fun was not fun anymore... the Super Bugs also had damned good heaters, compared to the ones in the 60's...
we get days here with a foot or more on the roads, with slush underneath it... and they have a hard time getting them cleared..
I figure if a jacked up Bug would run in sand, it will easily run in snow...

thanks, I apreciate the insights, and now again looking for a 'runner'... we have a lot of them here, but a lot are totally rusted... great engines, low miles, but the road salt ate them up..

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