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Tony Z
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Pampoen

Post by Tony Z » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:42 am

A few years ago I bought myself (Thanks Jaco) a green 411 square that had been in a shed in the Freestate since 1982.
The body was nearly perfect, with almost no dings, no rust and only needed a polish to restore it to its former glory. Even the window rubbers were still soft.
Unfortunately, there was no engine and no gearbox and it was originally an automatic.
I had numerous thoughts for it, but it had to join the queue in my garage.


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Then a while later I found a black 411 fastback which was going to serve as a donor vehicle for the gearbox and the few pieces I needed to complete the project.

Fast forward a few years and I get a call from Gerhard at the Volksie Museum in Bloem.
https://www.facebook.com/VolksiemuseumGerhard/
I've been nagging him for his orange 411 square since I first saw it and after a few years worth of nagging and annoyance he phones me and asks if I still want the car.
coincidentally, he phoned me on my 40th birthday.
Uhm... cant afford it right now, but I do want it.
Now I'd had someone else nagging me for my cars for a couple of years... so a quick call, two cars sold and now I can afford the one in bloem. And before anyone asks, I did have to throw in my own money too, I just couldnt afford to buy it without selling the others.

Others gone (they were collected a week after being sold).

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and then Pampoen arrived

1971 411 Manual with factory fuel injection.
As soon as my wife saw it, she called it Pampoen - and I think the name suits it

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Re: Pampoen

Post by Jdt1976 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:11 am

Congrats! You done wll there.
I think Pampoen must be the most original example around.

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Re: Pampoen

Post by Bugger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:54 am

Cool
Always nice to have a original car


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Re: Pampoen

Post by Eugene » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:16 am

Very very nice!!!!
You can never have enough Garages :-(

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Re: Pampoen

Post by splitfan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:16 pm

Congrats Tony I love the black on black on black interior !
My biggest fear is that my wife sells my cars for what i told her they cost !!

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Re: Pampoen

Post by Terry Phillips » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:34 pm

Nice one Tony nice birthday gift even if you had to pay for it.You must be very happy :flash:

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Re: Pampoen

Post by Donovan D » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:11 pm

Congrats Tony !
Very nice and clean.
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Re: Pampoen

Post by Tony Z » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm

For those who noticed, it is a LHD car.
The story I was given is that it originally belonged to the South African ambassador to Portugal. By the time it got to Portugal, he'd already been transferred to Namibia, so it got onto another ship and headed to our part of the world.

Its also going to be a bit odd driving a LHD on the left.

@Pine sent me a photo of it from 2001 with his 412 at the time...

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Re: Pampoen

Post by 64 Notchback » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Very nice looking car Tony and nice colour too
Always a good feeling to find out your car has a bit of special history behind it.

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Re: Pampoen

Post by sean » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:44 pm

Congrats on your new ride Tony.

I'm sure you know what I'm going to ask. Do you plan to modify this car?

Trust me, I really hate these things. I think they are the ugliest cars ever made, maybe the Type 3 is worse, but this seems like a really nice original example to preserve?

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Re: Pampoen

Post by Tony Z » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:40 pm

@Sean

For now, there are no plans to do anything other than fix the few small issues.
The thought has crossed my mind of putting the EMPI 8's back on it like it had in Pines picture but for now, nothing is happening.
I've always harboured the idea of putting Porsche Twists onto a squareback - and this idea goes back to the 90's, but I dont think it'll suit an orange car

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Re: Pampoen

Post by freddiebooysen » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:54 pm

Nice one Tony like the colour. Bit of vitamin C for the winter !






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Re: Pampoen

Post by jolas » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:04 pm

Lovely car Tony - congrats :hangloose:
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Re: Pampoen

Post by Eugene » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:26 am

sean wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:44 pm

.....they are the ugliest cars ever made, maybe the Type 3 is worse....
What a silly thing to say :evil: Type 3s are by far the best looking VWs out there
You can never have enough Garages :-(

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Re: Pampoen

Post by retrovan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:55 am

sean wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:44 pm
............. I think they are the ugliest cars ever made, .. :D ...You have something there Son....maybe the Type 3 is worse,.... Hold you tongue there young man, that is blasphemy... :shock:
The Type 3 is the best ride, best shape, best ergonomically designed best power plant, and all round excellent VW ever made.

And best of all, the FASTBACK..... :drunks:

Tony Z wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:42 am
.............I've been nagging ..Gerhard..from ..Volksiemuseum.... for his orange 411 square since I first saw it ....and then Pampoen arrived
1971 411 Manual with factory fuel injection.
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Nice one Tony, Love the colour and the car condition, well done, and hope you only have joy with it.

Never had a feeling for the type 4 but the engine, but thats only me... hell man, I don't even like the Karmann Ghia :|

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