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Ricoffy
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1976 1600 beetle

Post by Ricoffy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:15 am

Gents,

Is this a good price to pay?

Owner says it does run but needs a lot of TLC.

https://www.namcars.net/Volkswagen-VW-1 ... 1400690846

I don't have anything strange in mind, just a restoration, if possible.


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Re: 1976 1600 beetle

Post by 73type2 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:25 am

R30k for a 1976 that needs a lot of TLC is a bit much.

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Re: 1976 1600 beetle

Post by Ricoffy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:35 am

73type2 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:25 am
R30k for a 1976 that needs a lot of TLC is a bit much.
Will I be in the ballpark for 20k? That's basically what I am prepared to pay.
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Re: 1976 1600 beetle

Post by Tony Z » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:56 am

The body looks pretty solid. You'll have to make up your mind on the mechanicals.
20k should be a good price. If mechanicals are good, it might just be worth the full 30

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Re: 1976 1600 beetle

Post by John Alves » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:21 pm

I recently paid 30k for a 68 in pretty original condition, rust in the usual places (Cape Town car)
No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn't work anyway.

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Re: 1976 1600 beetle

Post by Riaan.N » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:33 am

For me R30k is a bit too much, but its not easy to judge the condition of the beetle just by looking at the photos.

Just keep in mind that you can easily spend that amount just in parts and tyres and not really see any major improvements in the condition.

Something does not add up about the year model. The front indicators should be in the front chrome bumper for a ‘76. IIRC the indicators moved to the front bumper in 74 or 75. The VIN nr will tell you what year.

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Re: 1976 1600 beetle

Post by Ricoffy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:01 am

Riaan.N wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:33 am
For me R30k is a bit too much, but its not easy to judge the condition of the beetle just by looking at the photos.

Just keep in mind that you can easily spend that amount just in parts and tyres and not really see any major improvements in the condition.

Something does not add up about the year model. The front indicators should be in the front chrome bumper for a ‘76. IIRC the indicators moved to the front bumper in 74 or 75. The VIN nr will tell you what year.
Thank you - I'll try and see if I can get the VIN and report back.
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Re: 1976 1600 beetle

Post by Haans » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:36 am

R20 500,.....and then you walk away,.....with papers!!!

My 20cents worth

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