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#1 OFFLINE   67Beetle

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

Good restoration project or parts car
Quite solid for its age, can be inspected on a 4 post ramp if required.
Mostly complete, the missing front panel, bumpers, windscreen etc are included.
There may be some trim or smaller mechanical parts missing – you will need to check for yourself what is there.
There is no V5 as the car has been off the road for a long period of time, vin tags are in place and a receipt will be given.
Must be of use to someone

Engine is in great condition and could be heard running

Car is in the Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire)

 

£950 or offers

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:42 PM

Welcome. Moved this post to the main forum and added the "For sale" tag. GLWTS



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

must....not... 

 

GLWTS though


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:48 PM

The late Alan Clark really rated these  - 'Backfire' his collected motoring articles is worth a read and turns up on Ebay etc. Please please please may this be restored 'as is' or smartened up and not go for a hotrod, ratrod, stock car or parts if that is possible. Our motoring heritage is disappearing and with the MoT and Tax exemptions surely this will find a loving home who can afford to tinker and enjoy it without breaking the bank.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:54 PM

Hopefully someone will save this one - it is a project but not rotted out. It looks a lot worse than it is. 

The owner has three others to sell so this one will have to go, he is open to sensible offers


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

And these have the 6 cylinder engine...if it is a Velox...

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:00 PM

My mother learned to drive in one of these that my old man shared with my grandfather.

I was a small child and only really remember that the front seat was a huge slippery red bench, that I was regularly catapulted from into the footwell whilst mother got to grips with the brakes.

Those were the days eh

It was replaced with a Cortina Mk 1 for the grandparents & a Morris 1000 convertible for us.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:06 PM

This one is indeed a velox with the six cylinder engine, it also has the 'crossbow' grille shown in the advert above which looks nice.

Would be great for it to be saved as it has lasted this long



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:11 PM

I remember them as a child...they have a great 'shrunk' Chevrolet look with 'clap hands' wipers. Amazing rear light design...half-circle 'frenched' into the rear wings

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:13 PM

And lack of V5 should nor present a problem given its age.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

It still has the number plates on the car and the VIN tags are all in place - worst case you would get an age related plate.

The owner did have a restored one in this colour, they look nice when done.

He would like to see it saved hence its priced to sell



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:38 PM

3 more...he sounds a person of infinite good taste.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:44 PM

Have sold three already, plus a morris oxford, Jowett Javelins etc 

This is what happens when you know someone that will let you store cars in a giant barn for silly cheap rent..


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:02 PM

Ah I know that feeling...megalocarmania


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

Every shed I own is full of stuff


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:44 PM

I remember them as a child...they have a great 'shrunk' Chevrolet look with 'clap hands' wipers. Amazing rear light design...half-circle 'frenched' into the rear wings

 

41CMC is actually a Wyvern but correct year....beautiful car which used to be around all the South West shows, believe its gone somewhere further north now. 

 

Now is the time I wish I had a shed or two - my Cowley was not needing as much work as this but was still in huge danger of being hot rodded.   Indeed somebody in the yard had already hung pink furry dice in it and announced their intent just before I bought it.  

 

Really hope the Velox finds a good home, there are far too few of these about now.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

And with that 6 cylinder should be able to make good progress in today's traffic - Alan Clark rated them. So useable not some antique.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

And with that 6 cylinder should be able to win the Stan Woods Memorial.

 

FTFY


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:59 PM

So far the only offers have been from racers, shame to see it go that way but it has to be sold



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:00 PM

Anybody else up for a group purchase? I have no car space and little spare time at the moment so that may present a problem.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:07 PM

It will be a shame if it ends its days on the oval, but I suppose needs must. Have you tried advertising it on Farcebook?, there are several old car enthusiasts groups on there. Sold two of my fleet recently on there for good money after having no success any where else.


I must not buy any more cars.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:15 PM

Its a big pity if lost. Panels alone must be like hens teeth. It's a lovely old thing. Thinking out loud in countries like Australia do cars like this also get raced? Or is there more demand and interest by enthusiasts? Such a rare car. There are several others for sale? Its the usual proverbial storage problem. You hear about and see the escalating value of classics but when it comes to sell for anything you have a devil of a job as I know.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

Have tried it on a few sites, it seems projects cars are not that popular these days

Everyone seems to want a mint car and will pay daft money

i know the owner would like to see it be restored rather than raced



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:02 PM

Yea I'd heard that...people want straight out the box classics these day. Fingers crossed...



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

So far the only offers have been from racers, shame to see it go that way but it has to be sold

 If that is the case why has it been advertised on Ovalchat for weeks in fact months? Normal practise is to offer it for restoration first. Looks to me that the main priority is to get as much money as possible not to save it from the oval


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:40 PM

With all due respect it's a £400-500 car at best; restoring this would be a labour of love and would have to be practically all complete as replacement parts are like trying to find the missing van Goghs (and priced similarly).


Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:21 AM

To my untrained and somewhat rose-tinted eyes that looks quite a straight car.   If the major panels that are missing in the photo are there and those sills are not cavity foam then the car deserves a chance.   My biggest problem taking this on would be storage (and money, skills and time but I tend to overlook those 3).   If the group purchase suggestion has got any legs at all I would be happy to talk about participating.   PMs welcome!


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:07 PM

 If that is the case why has it been advertised on Ovalchat for weeks in fact months? Normal practise is to offer it for restoration first. Looks to me that the main priority is to get as much money as possible not to save it from the oval

It was on facebook and classic cars for sale for over a year before ovalchat.

The owner has had an offer of £500 but he feels its worth a bit more than that.

In my opinion he would get the most money by selling it as parts on ebay to keep others on the road



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:11 PM

To my untrained and somewhat rose-tinted eyes that looks quite a straight car.   If the major panels that are missing in the photo are there and those sills are not cavity foam then the car deserves a chance.   My biggest problem taking this on would be storage (and money, skills and time but I tend to overlook those 3).   If the group purchase suggestion has got any legs at all I would be happy to talk about participating.   PMs welcome!

It is straight but it is also a project car.

As far as i know all that is missing is mechanical parts. The owner has just broken one of these so any missing parts could be included



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:07 PM

didn't the Trotters have a (convertable) Vauxhall Velox originally?

 

one wonders what state its in underneath, but given its got what appear to be good doors and wings, then a chap with the right skiills would be able to bring this piece of detroit luton's finest back to life.

 

sadly this isn't me, but i would so like to see it back on the roadm and not on the oval......


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