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Post by Pine » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:45 am

From a CAR magazine of January 1969 - this Beetle was fitted with a 6.2 litre V8 Chrysler engine in the front. It had a four-barrel Carter carburettor, and produced 227kW with 555 N.m. of torque, sent to the rear wheels via a two-speed auto tranny :shock:

This beast was built by Peter Michaels for a Hot Rod & Speed Exhibition in Cape Town, early 1969 - wonder if it still exists?
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Post by riaanj » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:00 pm

Herbie on steroids :lol: :lol: :lol: , I'd like to know if it's still around too..
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Post by MarshallGTi » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:29 pm

that could probably still give out a few hidings to some new turbo toys...
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Post by fig » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:06 pm

I don't know about that Beetle, but there are at least two Bugs still around that have huge American V8s in front. I photographed a pink Chevy-powered Beetle at Vaal Ou Wiele a couple of years ago.
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Post by MrT » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:47 pm

Is this the bug you are referring to?
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Post by fig » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:33 am

That's the one ...

Thanks for the pics. :hangloose:

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Post by Retrobug » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:36 am

Pitty the guy did not post ant photos! :(

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