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Old 5th October 2012, 21:06   #1021
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Another Beetle from the Bangalore Beetle club came in for a regular service to me for the first time, history of this car is very simple, A Goa car came to Bangalore in the late 80's and is owned by my friend Karthik Prabhu, its a 1962 Right hand drive. The car was a fantastic runner, but had developed a little run-time issues due to bad tuning.

A simple change of lubricants, a complete brake overhaul, Engine valve adjustments and tuning has now made this car run sooper smooth.
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Old 14th October 2012, 10:28   #1022
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Yesterday the Beetle Club of Bombay had a sprint down to Lonavala for breakfast. I couldn't join them, but made it a point to see them off. Some more cars and a bus was still to come when I left.

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Yet another 1968 VW Beetle lands in Bangalore, Did a quick clutch replacement,brake service, electrical check up and some minor preventive maintenance. And now the Bug is running trouble free.

Belongs to my friend Ravichandran, he and his wife adores the Bug and treats it like their Child.

Some minor work needed, but it will be a running restoration.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 18:21   #1024
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Yet another 1968 VW Beetle lands in Bangalore, Did a quick clutch replacement,brake service, electrical check up and some minor preventive maintenance. And now the Bug is running trouble free.

Belongs to my friend Ravichandran, he and his wife adores the Bug and treats it like their Child.

Some minor work needed, but it will be a running restoration.
Has this car come from Quilon in Kerala,because a white TMX beetle has been sold from that place recently?
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Has this car come from Quilon in Kerala,because a white TMX beetle has been sold from that place recently?
Yes Ajay, its come from Kollam, few days ago.
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Yet another 1968 VW Beetle lands in Bangalore, Did a quick clutch replacement,brake service, electrical check up and some minor preventive maintenance. And now the Bug is running trouble free.

Belongs to my friend Ravichandran, he and his wife adores the Bug and treats it like their Child.

Some minor work needed, but it will be a running restoration.
Are you sure it is a 68? the dash,knobs(including gear lever) ashtray etc makes it a pre66 model.the bumpers and headlights are post 68.The taillights are post74.All in all seems to be a case of mix and match.
Hope the price paid was not the premium one the owner was quoting -5.5 lakhs
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Are you sure it is a 68? the dash,knobs(including gear lever) ashtray etc makes it a pre66 model.the bumpers and headlights are post 68.The taillights are post74.All in all seems to be a case of mix and match.
Hope the price paid was not the premium one the owner was quoting -5.5 lakhs
Chassis number + Engine number combo says its a 1968 Model, There are some cosmetical goof-ups, which will be corrected in the due course of time and the price is in the 4 lac bracket
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Friends immaculately restored 69.
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Friends immaculately restored 69.
Kersi, i remember seeing this ex-Kerala car last year when i visited Hyderabad , i was amazed by its originality, Glad they have retained the original seats.

Nice to see it in the new Refreshed status
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Would like to believe this is the only authentic,original, one of its kind Beach Buggy in the country.
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Would like to believe this is the only authentic,original, one of its kind Beach Buggy in the country.

Long time i haven't seen it ... is it still around ?? its the same Cedric,s car .. still with him ??


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Long time i haven't seen it ... is it still around ?? its the same Cedric,s car .. still with him ??


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I mentioned - the only original/authentic car in the country. This is not Cedric's car and not in Bangalore.
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Have not seen this since 1988. I was given it to use for a morning. It was fun
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Would like to believe this is the only authentic,original, one of its kind Beach Buggy in the country.
Is this an original Meyers Manx?
By any chance, is this an ex-Goa car? I remember seeing a similar looking buggy in 2006 or 07 (?). Was very frequently seen at the Club Cabana premises.

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Long time i haven't seen it ... is it still around ?? its the same Cedric,s car .. still with him ??
Cedric's buggy, I believe is still owned by him, but in long-term parking at a garage in Lingrajpuram. Is his a Manx? Or a custom build?
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Cedric's buggy, I believe is still owned by him, but in long-term parking at a garage in Lingrajpuram. Is his a Manx? Or a custom build?[/quote]


I think its a custom build , if i remember right its a right hand drive
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