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Old 15th November 2007, 09:41   #16
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There is a fully restored VW Beetle 1969 in Hyderabd and its in awesome condition with all original fititgns and clean papers.But the seller who is an eminent Doctor is asking 4.5L..amy be he will settle for 4L...but u neednt have to spend a pie on it after it is urs.
Thanks for the info. But 4.5L is way beyond my budget limits.
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I spoke to this guy ages ago. There are no papers for this car. Hes been advertising everywhere. Also there are many mods on this car in terms of body fittings etc as can be seen from the frontal pic.

Called up the person, he said it got sold sometime back. Didn't ask him the price sold :-(.
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Hi,

I have this whim to buy and use a classic car for everyday commute. Is that impossible (say, with a Beetle) or are they fuel-guzzlers that can only be taken out once a year for a rally?

Sorry if I sound irreverent I'm no collector - just trying to see if I can act on my whim or not.


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I have this whim to buy and use a classic car for everyday commute. Is that impossible (say, with a Beetle) or are they fuel-guzzlers that can only be taken out once a year for a rally?

Sorry if I sound irreverent I'm no collector - just trying to see if I can act on my whim or not.


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Beetle, for a daily commute??? It may look cute n all, but i really dont think its a good idea. Look for a good merc 123 or if u want something older, a 115 will suit u better.
Just my 2 cents!
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I dont think its a nice idea to use classics for daily commute, they are a collector's piece. Nice to have it and drive it during non traffic hours.

Using classics for daily use will wear and tear the parts and procuring parts is a challenge,

What is the pleasure in using a classic for daily commute??

Just my 2 cents, may vary from others perception

Good luck

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Back when I was in USA, one of my colleagues used to commute in his classic beetle daily to office.
That inspired me.
Isn't it a possibility to do the same here?, a cool thing to do, driving to office in a classic compared to all the newage similar looking car.
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If U can source beetle parts here off-the-shelf, then U can drive it everyday!
Basically, the car has to be in the pink of health.
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Back when I was in USA, one of my colleagues used to commute in his classic beetle daily to office.
That inspired me.
Isn't it a possibility to do the same here?, a cool thing to do, driving to office in a classic compared to all the newage similar looking car.
Dont they heat up too much for our traffic conditions?
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my nanaji use to used his beetle daily
afaik he never faced any problem with it but the battery use to be dead very often

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there's one coming up for about 2 lacs...should be restored in a months time prabhu
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there's one coming up for about 2 lacs...should be restored in a months time prabhu
Please upload pictures (restoring pictures should be more exciting) and what year model is this beetle?.
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there's one coming up for about 2 lacs...should be restored in a months time prabhu
Could you please share more details, pictures with us. Sorry to hijack your thread easyrider. I am interested in buying a beetle as well and am right behind you in the queue .
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hmm.. thinking of using a beetle as your everyday ride. Well, been living with one for about 2.5 years now and I can tell you that unless your car is in the pink of health, it is going to be really painful living with herbie as your everyday car. We have 2 other cars and hence use the beetle only for the fun.

I am thinking of letting the beetle go sometime in Feb '08 but it is not going to be easy since we have restored it right from the scratch. I will post some pics to tease the folks. Pics in the next post.
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Old 27th November 2007, 20:37   #29
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Here is the pic of our Beetle:


somehow the image is not displaying but the link does open to the actual photo.

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nice looking car there sumit, very well kept & restored.
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