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Old 08-09-2017, 01:52 PM   #331 (permalink)
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I searched that color scheme and it seems to be pretty popular based on the number of real buses found. But honestly that color scheme isn't my style. I wanted something different, which is why I went purple on the bottom.
Popular because it is an OG finish. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives...olorstype2.php

I used to be less of a purist when it comes to L-code colors. Then I started to see what it does to resale value and resaleability. The Ford-colored Beetle down at the shop has been for sale for months; it had $20K invested and is priced at $12.5K so it's a good value. The previous owner ordered the work and then was hit with a divorce so it's available for the balance; and it's not selling. Then there's the convertible in the background here:



Someone should get that one before it's finished and re-topcoat it with a stock color.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:04 PM   #332 (permalink)
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ChopStix Was this the car lot?

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/08/country-classic-cars-along-old-section.html

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Old 08-09-2017, 08:36 PM   #333 (permalink)
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Popular because it is an OG finish. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives...olorstype2.php

I used to be less of a purist when it comes to L-code colors. Then I started to see what it does to resale value and resaleability. The Ford-colored Beetle down at the shop has been for sale for months; it had $20K invested and is priced at $12.5K so it's a good value. The previous owner ordered the work and then was hit with a divorce so it's available for the balance; and it's not selling. Then there's the convertible in the background here:



Someone should get that one before it's finished and re-topcoat it with a stock color.
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Bummer about the fire, but my two Beetles went up in value a little that day.
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Honestly I want a primered, less perfect, and less valuable VW since then it would not be as desirable to the purists.
I've taken a lot of heat when I used to share picture's of my Impala online. The old car nazi's complain about billet aluminum parts and wheels. Plus the EFI LT1/700R4 drive train is also a hot topic. I built it to drive. The same would be with a VW. Internet trolls would tear me up for cutting it up! But it would be daily driveable.

Yes on the fire. That is the place. I wanted those cars, and a few others. I have cash in hand. But such is life....

I would chase cats around if given the chance. I would not hurt them. But playful banter with an RC would be fun.
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I've taken a lot of heat when I used to share picture's of my Impala online. The old car nazi's complain about billet aluminum parts and wheels. Plus the EFI LT1/700R4 drive train is also a hot topic. I built it to drive.
I like some resto-mods, as long as they retain much of the stock look and any accessory is period-accurate. Let's say, 20" rims in an American landyacht from the '60s, is one thing that doesn't seem period-accurate enought. When it comes to engine and transmission, upgrading to newer ones is not so bad at all as it overcomes the criticism about older vehicles being less efficient and more polluting. Just to get back on topic: I used to not be so favorable to water-cooled engine swaps into air-cooled Volkswagens, but now fitting an EA827 into a Z do Caixo actually sounds like a good idea...
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I like some resto-mods, as long as they retain much of the stock look and any accessory is period-accurate. Let's say, 20" rims in an American landyacht from the '60s, is one thing that doesn't seem period-accurate enought. When it comes to engine and transmission, upgrading to newer ones is not so bad at all as it overcomes the criticism about older vehicles being less efficient and more polluting. Just to get back on topic: I used to not be so favorable to water-cooled engine swaps into air-cooled Volkswagens, but now fitting an EA827 into a Z do Caixo actually sounds like a good idea....
My 60 Impala is lowered a couple inches, with a slight hotrod rake. But not so much that it can't drive right over speed bumps. Its got 16" wheels for a slight side wall reduction without running bandaid tires, like 20's would have. It does have some kustom body mods. But nothing that reduces its daily drive-ability. It has after market suspension and large disc brakes for improvements over stock.

Some guys want race cars, or low riders, etc. I want vehicles that I can use for their intended purpose, to drive on the street. But with improvements over stock.

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I thought this picture from Brazil was pretty awesome, had to share it.

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That slipped right past me while I was realizing VW made an armored car.


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/08/for-vw-bug-owner-that-thinks-they-have.html


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