I know this is kinda out in the weeds here, but for sale

Rottie

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Hey folks, I know this is a bit out in the weeds for a gun forum, but I got a classic VW Beetle for sale. This car is a 1968 Beetle that is a one owner. We really want this to go to a collector, someone who will restore and enjoy it. This car was purchased new in 1968 by my dear Father in Law and is currently sitting in my driveway. It's a standard VW beetle, no frills or fancy. The car needs some work, the last time it was running was right before he passed away. My Mother in Law says that this car was running, no serious problems are known. Currently, the car is basically completely original and not molested to any serious degree. The car has the original interior, and was repainted a few years ago in the original color. I have original paperwork and manuals to go with it. My current asking price is $5000 to select buyers as we really want to see this car go to a VW fan and not a scrap heap, be parted out, or be a molested drag car. The body is very clean, this is a numbers matching car and original. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact me by PM here, Email to Rottie at tmcdee.net. I can post pics if requested. I'm not posting now as I don't know if there is any interest here. Thanks!
 

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I had a 66 beetle. It was a lot of fun to drive. I drove it to Atlanta once and thought I was going to get run over by the truckers. I could only make it go just so fast. It would gain speed on the down hill, but loose it again going up hill. The truckers were tryig to drive 75 mph and that little car was never intended to run that fast.
I didn't realize at the time that they could not pass me in the fast lane. I probably had 50 truckers cussin' at me during the trip. :lol:
That earned me the nickname D-mbA-s I'm sure.

Any way, I recommend you post it in the Charlotte, NC Craig's List. Vintage beetles, are, oddly enough, a popular car here. It might fetch the kind of price you're asking especially being a one owner vehicle. The market is large enough that there could be several people with the means to buy it.
 

Rottie

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Thanks Guys!! Yea, I need to go ahead and get the add posted to a Charlotte Area spot. I did some research on the car and value before I posted here and seems as if I'm pretty much on Blue Book value with the asking price. It would be a very good car for a collector to restore. I've personally got my hands full with my 1967 and 1991 Camaros or I would do it myself. I'm sure it would be a fun little car to drive around here. And I know the current economy will make it more difficult to move it. But if it doesn't sell now, I'll hold it for a while till things improve. It's not hurting anything sitting here at my place. If any of you decide you may want to take a look and are interested in the car, just let me know. Thanks again for your comments and checking out the ad.
 

armedpig

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If you want to get top dollar for the car go to www.thesamba.com it an all VW website. I have sold some VW stuff and a car on there and made a little money doing it.
 

mcdaniel

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Post a craigslist or samba ad, ad give us a link to it. I will then forward it to my VW club. I have a 79 T2 I am finishing up.
 

Rottie

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Awesome guys!! I'll get one up on Samba and post a link here over the weekend!! Thanks again!!
 

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Back in the 70's I had a 57 VW beetle that Pops from the forum here found for me.
I bought it from a hugely endowed lady.
She was asking $100 I started to offer her $75 and before I could get the offer out of my mouth she said "I won't take a penny less than $50".
I said done.

I got the car, Pops got the girl.
But that's his story to tell.

I drove it for about a year, it was 6V and the headlights were so dim I could not drive it off the main roads at night.
The battery bracket was gone and the battery would shift and set the insulation on fire.
Had a couple of those while driving.
I took that car through a puddle that had 4 wheel drive trucks turning around.
We got a running start and floated through.
 

jonyrotten

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Frost said:
it was 6V and the headlights were so dim I could not drive it off the main roads at night.
i had a 6V 1964 karmann ghia, i had the choice of dim headlights or barely moving windshield wipers. if it rained at night, i was screwed.

we won't even go into how i fit into a karmann ghia.
 

jonyrotten

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Frost said:
YOU had windshield wipers?
OMFG you wuz high class!
in high school me and my buddy used to cruse in it. in night time emergencies, he'd climb out the window and manually work the windshield wipers until we could get to shelter. damn the things poor teenagers will do to have a car. at least back then. don't seem like there are any poor teenagers today.
 

Pops

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I had a 57 Ford Custom with vaccuum driven wipers. when you pressed the cas pedal the wipers stopped!

:shock:
 
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