WANTED - 1970s VW pop top

Discussion in 'Late Bay Classifieds' started by Almag, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm new to this forum so "hello" everybody. This is my very first post!

    After a heartbreaking gazumping situation this afternoon I thought I would post on here to see if any of you lovely folk can help out.

    We're looking for a 1970s type 2 VW pop top. Wondering if you guys either know of one for sale or can point us in the right direction of the best place to look. We're looking at spending about £8k (a little more if it's the right one for s!)

    Thanks!

    Alex :)
     
  2. dog

    dog

    you're in the right place buddy, i'm sure you'll have some replies in no time :thumbsup:
    and welcome along!
     
  3. there are plenty of lovely vans in the for sale section :)

    have you had a look at the ones on here?? x
     
  4. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

  5. dog

    dog

  6. Thanks guys.

    I saw a possible one on the classified here but there were no pics but will check out those links poptop2!

    We rented one earlier this month after years of admiring and it made us want one even more!

    Alex
     
  7. dog

    dog

    nice one. keep us posted, and dont be afraid to ask questions, however daft they may seem ;)
     
  8. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

  9. dog

    dog

    good on yer malc, and cheers for the karma ha ha
     
  10. You're too kind poptop2!

    Although it's disapponting to be back to the start with our search it is exciting at the same time!

    :)
     
  11. dog

    dog

    the good thing is mate, we've all made the mistakes for you (especially me and poptop) so we'll be able to asist you and try to get you the best for your dough!
     
  12. I think that's the one thing we're really worried about! We took a VW mechanic to check over the one we had fallen in love with yesterday and we were about to make an offer when I got a call from the sellers to say the people who had viewed it this morning offered the full asking price! Very disappointing even though mechanic said it wasn't worth the asking price and needed work.
     
  13. dog

    dog

    they generally all need work!
    its just finding the honest ones that arent hiding a multitude of sins thats the problem!
    to be honest, for your budget you'll probably get one that needs work!
     
  14. I'm starting to realise that. That's our budget at the moment but might be able to spend a bit more if we save up more over the next few months. It's looking like 10-12k seems to get you something decent - is that about right from your experience?!

    A
     
  15. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

     
  16. ours was £3500.....

    it should have been scrapped.... shes not eveb
    n got 1 original panel left.... :'(

    but we saved her!!!! :) x

    good luck!!

    that extra bit of budget should get you something in decent condition but again you can never be fully sure with them...
     
  17. dog

    dog

    mine was a grand so i was expecting rubbish lol

    10 -12 grand will get you a "pristene" camper
    these can still be rusty as hell.
    have you thought about an import. speak to rickyroo, i'm sure he'll be able to help you out with that!
     
  18. hi as disapointed as you may be about looseing out maybe it just was not meant to be you will find a better van as it has happened to me in the past and it all works out for the best .i have a few vans arriveing in the next 2 weeks 2 westys and 2 rivieras send me an email with all your info and i will see what we can do for you .if not keep looking on the late bay as everyone on here is very helpfull and wont let you down .kind regards tony www.vwcampervansuk.co.uk
     
  19. Yes, we are definitely going with the feeling that what will be, will be!

    And thanks tony - I'll PM you my details.

    Ta muchly.

    Alex
     
  20. Hi,

    I have sent you a PM.Hope it could be of interest.If not good luck with your search.
     

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