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Old 31-08-2006   #1
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Some cool pics of my old motors.

Before I got old and boring I used to arse about with old VW's and beach buggies. I was about to buy another recently but with the imminent arrival of a small pink screaming baby thats been put on hold for a few years( I will be secretly stashing cash to one side to buy one outright in couple of years, hee hee) So here are some pics of what I used to bomb around in.

First one is my very first buggy, its a long wheel base very low and loud buggy that was really cool to drive.



You can just make out the exhaust sticking straight up at the back, the system was about 2 foot long in total and unscilenced, which meant flat out it was ear piercingly loud

Second is my old 1968 bug, This didn't hang around as one Volvo T5 owner found out when I blitzed him at a Traffic light, priceless




Third is my old SWB Buggy, this was the best but had to be sold to fund a move a couple of years ago. It had a big motor that was fully chromed and detailed up. Its specs were as follows-

1- 1641 cc motor
2- Balanced fly wheel
3- Twin 40 delorto Carbs
4- 10mm High power leads
5- 70,000 volt coil (burnt plugs out every 2,000 miles)
6- Race cam, very lumpy idle and flame outs on overun

It was quick and weighed only 450kg-500kg and topped out at 105mph, which in a light weight plastic bath tub was scary as ****. When low on fuel it also popped wheelies in 2nd but mainly in 1st.











I do miss it still to this day, biggest blast I ever had in that thing.
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Re: Some cool pics of my old motors.

I love the buggies, my uncle had one iirc. Id put money away on the sly to fund another future purchase too
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Re: Some cool pics of my old motors.

Quote Originally Posted by Gazza AK47

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW I WANT ONE!#


out of intrest how much do these things go for?
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Re: Some cool pics of my old motors.

Quote Originally Posted by OXCiD3
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW I WANT ONE!#


out of intrest how much do these things go for?

Scruffy one running/mot around 1500 to 2000, show winners go for around 6-7grand. I sold mine for 4grand. They are immence fun though.
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Re: Some cool pics of my old motors.

Im not a beetle fan tbh, but yours look cool. I bid on a buggy a while ago, only 1 of 9 ever made that ran off mini 1275GT gear. i bid up to 750 then forgot about bidding up agein, i was 16 at the time so thats 2 years ago now lol - wish id got it. was in pieces ina barn. I do like the buggies you had though. very nice

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Very nice cars mate, and how clean they are, stunning.
Almost bought a beetle before the sei, insurance wanted 5k lol, no chnace.
lovely cars mate

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cool cars, especially that red buggy.

i wanna pull wheelies, might see if i can do a reverse wheelie up hill later today
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Ace mate, love em all.. Got '72 Bug gathering dust in my garage awaiting the day i can be arsed to sort it out.
'68 is gorgeous.. BRM's, turbo muffler and period perfect paint i think i'm in love, what engine was it running???
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cool cars, especially that red buggy.

i wanna pull wheelies, might see if i can do a reverse wheelie up hill later today
Vee-Dubs are the kings of wheelies
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Re: Some cool pics of my old motors.

proper love that red buggy.....

my old man has had his fair share of dubs, 2 beetles that both got written off, mk1 golf gti, and a mk2 16v gti, with the black bbs RM wheels that was actually the first manual car i ever drove!



*cough* might be buying a mk1 clipper *cough*
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mk1 clipper so cool even today, in fact i think they look even better as time goes on. its so hard to find a good one, and then even harder to convince the owner to let it go. i lad at my local motor factors has a black one in pristine condition, i asked him how much he wants for it and he said blood. sounds like a fair trade
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Re: Some cool pics of my old motors.

if im honest ive wanted ones since i could drive, but only now can afford the insurance

luckily there are quite a few within 30-40 miles of me which is a nice bonus, and i kinda know wat to look out for and go for when getting one so we will see..... do need to get a new job sorted first tho.
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Re: Some cool pics of my old motors.

The Beetle was running a 1641cc with twin 40's, and a lumpy cam, fast as feck upto 60, after that the Volvo caught and past.

My friend has a 65 bug with a huge turbo motor in it. He's just come back from Belgium where he ran I think a 11.17sec standing quarter. He says it will get into the low 10's but he lifts slightly in 3rd at 130mph because the back end gets light

At the mo just gonna keep me Brava ELX jtd running and get the house done and take care of my lady and baby. Then I will think about another buggy/beetle.
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Quote Originally Posted by blu73
Vee-Dubs are the kings of wheelies
This Cabrio is owned by a nice chap called Richie. If you watch an old episode of 5th gear where Vicki Butler-Henderson is in a Rolls Royce/ Bentley Arnarge T at Santa Pod, in the other lane is Richie in his Cabrio, she comments to the camera that the beetle is warming his tyres to look pro, only for 2 secs later she gets absolutely blown away by him!!!! Great TV I think you will agree.
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