First.....Salman's Beautiful find!!!
A hearty congratulations to Salman for buying this gem. Yes good things come to those who wait. This bug comes real close to funkycapricorns 66. I wonder how people have kept these machines in such amazing mint condition.
Karachi readers stop dreaming please! We DONT have bugs in such shape in this part of the country. Thank the sea breeze and horrendous traffic conditions. I would be damned if I ever see anything in Karachi coming even close to the standard these bugs have.
I know of four local bugs which are/were in top shape in Karachi (by Karachi standards).
One was a 67 passed onto a gentleman by his brother. Car was restored a couple of years ago by a top VW specialist. Strictly not for sale.
Another 67, beige in color is a one hand driven car belonging to a lady doctor. She never married so no kids to spoil the car. Again the car is not for sale. I offered to buy the car and the owner just smiled and said, Ok I will put your name in the list, topping which are names of many of family people!
Third was a standard 70 bug. Again owned by an eccentric old bachelor since new. Even had the original floor mats. Only the drivers seat showed signs of minimal wear. Sadly this gem was sold off 'in a hurry' due to the idioticity of a mechanic who failed to adjust the carb much to the disgust of the owner. The car disappeared.
Fourth is a 74 bug. Original paint, all original upholstery. A time capsule. Low miles since it was carefully garaged for a good 15 to 20 years. Car has been sent to interior sindh by the owner so it does not rust or gets spoilt. Is being carefully used there for short trips.
The bottom line of all the above rant is this: You cannot buy a super clean VW off anyone, especially for cheap. I am sure Salman has paid through his nose for the car. Well worth it I must say.
Just wondering but which city registration is on the 66?? Im quite sure its a one owner car or been in the family. Im glad its in the hands of an enthusiast who would maintain it in original conditon.