Beach Buggy Project

Discussion in 'Late Bay Classifieds' started by Lord Charles, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

    Bit different and not strictly Bay shaped but it is an aircooled VW.


    This is a 1966 VW based Beach Buggy. It is correctly registered on the V5 as a V/Wagen Beach Buggy Convertible Historic Vehicle.
    I bought this in 2007 and drove it home where I removed the GP body and bought a brand new original Mel Hubbard Sidewinder shell along with side pods. I know it is a genuine Mel Hubbard one as I bought it off him and collected it from his house not too far from me. I stripped the pan and repainted it as well as painting the engine. The engine is a 1600 twin port fitted with twin 36 Dellorto DRLA's. The electrics were shot so were removed and a new loom purchased. Unfortunately I then spent a year in the US through work and so the buggy was laid up awaiting my return however I bought my Westy back with me and that has since been the focus of my attention. Now I need the buggy gone as the garage at the end of the garden is being demolished to make way for the new garage and brewery and I do not have the time to get this back on the road.


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    All 4 tyres are brand new and have never seen tarmac:

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    One of the fronts needs a new valve as the current one leaks



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    The wheels are not perfect but still look the part



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    The chassis has signs of some surface rust but has stood up well



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    All pictures taken today 20/08/2011
    OIRO £3k
    Located 18 miles south of Peterborough, 15 miles north of Cambridge near St.Ives, Cambs.
     
  2. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

    Also included in the sale is a set of KC Daylighter headlamps, some chrome motorbike indicators, a choice of seats, a fibreglass hardtop, a hoop roll bar, brand new battery, fuel tank, new windscreen, steering column & wheel, new steering column support bracket, choice of fan guard, new 12" windscreen, set of wipers and motor along with proper body seal, speedo and clock and a choice of rear lights.



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  3. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

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  4. god damn that looks good.

    are all the major parts there for completion?

    Does it have a reg number? as in would it just need an MOT? no IVA?
     
  5. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

    I have the V5 in my hand with the reg number on it.
    It is SORN'd though so I can't promise they wont want to inspect it the only major difference being a colour change.


    I can't think what else it needs to complete save for a few bolts here and there which I may have although I'd personally want to buy new stainless ones.
     
  6. mmm banded sprintstars.


    looks good for the price.good luck & if you don't have any luck with it,bear me in mind for the wheels & carbs
    (hopefully for you it won't come to that)
     

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