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Old 11th April 2009, 23:11   #91
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I had recieved some similar pix and some info on a split from a friend some time back. Another Bhpian and I tried a lot to locate it, but had no luck. What i heard is its in a place in kerala, but the pic i recieved had a different background. But the color of the van was similar. Are you sure this pic is not a PS job??
Why dont you share your pic and we can compare?
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I didnt know much about the VW brand till...

I was in Goa when Mumbai was hit with the worst floods, the bumper of the Skoda (Evo6's) had got some damage which needed to be repaired immidiately, we took it to a dealer and there we came across a VW van and some immaculately maintained beeteles. The pics are on this forum but couldnt find them. I think that the VW is one of the most long lasting brands. Atleast the cars that I saw at the parking lot of the Skoda workshop in Goa made me believe in it.

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Old 11th April 2009, 23:20   #93
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Yeah, will do. Have to search for it though. Gotta search my old HDD's.
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Here is the link http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...-downpour.html (Travel Experience During Maharashtra Downpour)

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I think that the VW is one of the most long lasting brands. Atleast the cars that I saw at the parking lot of the Skoda workshop in Goa made me believe in it. Amit.
Hi Turboholic,

In the travelogue (from the given link of your subsequent post after the above), you mention, and I quote, "the Skoda dealer in Goa who is in the middle of a field between the the Panjim and Mapusa ..." Now, isn't he the same person, Mr. Avelar, who lived on Altinho Hill, Panjim and also ran his VW works from there? Is his Skoda workshop at another location now?

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Hi Turboholic,

In the travelogue (from the given link of your subsequent post after the above), you mention, and I quote, "the Skoda dealer in Goa who is in the middle of a field between the the Panjim and Mapusa ..." Now, isn't he the same person, Mr. Avelar, who lived on Altinho Hill, Panjim and also ran his VW works from there? Is his Skoda workshop at another location now?

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Some years back I had visited his residence as well as workshop, now quite a distance away. He had interesting toys at both places though
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We went there in March this year and although was all locked uo managed to get these two pics from the fence.You will notice that the green Bay window ,which i belive is a westphila Camper is still parked there outside.
Although there were several other cars there they were covered over apart from this beetle.neither are good pics but at least the VWs are still
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I have been a Beetle fan since childhood. My dad had a Beetle when I was born and it was with him untill I was 9. I have been searching for a Beetle for quite some time. Today I got an e-mail from a Beetle owner who is in Dubai and he is selling his Beetle 1302 which is now in Goa.

According to him, the car is fully renovated with brand new imported spare parts. Cylinder block, cylinder heads, piston and liners, all the engine bearings and seals, carburetor alternator, distributer all are replaced and the car has a reconditioned gearbox imported from Dubai. It has new tyres and tube, Sony CD player, power subwoofer with power amp, paradigm speakers and many more barand new spare parts. And the asking price is 500,000.

Experts, I need your valuable inputs, is it worth buying ?? What about the price ??

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Cute car it looks! Quite a tempting offer.I feel this is an mid 1970's model.Would like you to see how much the engine, dash and body ornamentation are original.As you are surely aware originality and price are interrelated for classics and vintages.
I am not aware of VW Beetle ruling prices but there are many friends including harit and pavankadam who can provide better inputs.
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I feel 5L is bit on the higher side.you should negitiate to 3.5L
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PM PavanKadam.He is your man for this.
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The BUG does not look too original. Check the side steps, the rear bumper and the rear view mirrors.

PAVANKADAM is the expert on BEETLES. Get an opinion from him before you make up your mind. He is very helpful
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Thanks anjan_c2007, hillram, TheARUN.

I have asked the seller to send me more pics and info. Also if the price is negotible, waiting for his reply.
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He says its a 1600 /1970 and he has spend more then 6 lakhs on it. He will give away new extra spares like Bosch Germany 12 Volts alternator, engine bearing sets, Bocar carburetor, engine overhauling gasket sets and many more, also a used spare engine and suspension free.

Front bumper in the pic is not original but he said he has brand new unused spare bumper which will also go with the car.
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Just get a look at it personally, Have seen this one on the road, the engine sounds pretty good. I think this once from collection of seven cars. If your getting the spares mentioned than negotiate for around 4-4.5Lac.
But before committing please take a look at it. Goa is a coastal state and this means rust alot of it. which can be disguised using Bondo.
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