Sorry for my long disappearance from PWs.
Back with some offers for rescue services/ projects available for sale.
First is of course my own 68 bug. As already mentioned, its an ideal project car to turn into a convertible/ roadster/Wizard. I can help with the project if anyone asks.
Have been in touch with my local junkyard contact. He has recently scrapped two or three bugs. Currently there are two more on death row.
First is a 74 standard bug. Saw it a couple of days ago as it was being driven around town on its last journeys. Quite complete and in decent shape with a metallic green finish. An ideal beginners’ car. Can be used as is as its very presentable and can be restored at a later date when funds allow. The downside is that there are taxes accumulated for some 20 years! Thus this makes the poor bug destined for heaven. It is in good running condition and equipped with LPG (Liquid petroleum gas). The scrapper has asked a flat price of Rupees 35 thousand for it from me. No bargaining. Metal prices are down so these people are trying to recover lost profits from every source they can.
Second is a 64 bug. Have not seen it but is said to be a good project car. Said to be ‘easy to start and bring back on the road with minimum effort’. I have not seen this car personally yet so cant say anything about its condition/potential. Papers for this car are relatively easy to handle. I think the last tax paid was Dec 2002 (I may be off by a year or so). It is said the engine, a 1200cc unit probably if original for the car, was recently overhauled and much mechanical work was done, including front suspension king/link pin repairs. I have to see the car to believe anything.
The 64 is available for 25 thousand rupees flat and fixed as is where is. I was thinking about acquiring the chassis of this car along with the running gear (that is engine, gearbox, wheels…..that is everything except the body). The scrapper only offered 5 thousand for the body, that is 20 thousand for the running chassis.
Any interest in this chassis????? Its best for the buggy project someone wants to undertake. A pre 65 king/link pin suspension makes a superb off-roader. One would know details on this if the area is researched.
Both the 64 and 74 are due to die early next week. By Tuesday or Wednesday they would be history. Anyone with genuine interest in any of these cars or any parts can please contact me via pmail as soon as possible.
Best wishes and regards to all,
PS: Would write more soon. Have a lot of catching up to do.