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Re: What's the Big Secret?



-----Original Message-----
From: C. Wiland <cwiland@cyberhighway.net>
To: D & L Walters <"Waltee "@prodigy.net > <D & L Walters <"Waltee
"@prodigy.net >>; type3@vwtype3.org <type3@vwtype3.org>
Date: Friday, July 03, 1998 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: What's the Big Secret?


>Hi T-3 ers-
>
> I've been reading along this thread and all the replies that I just had to
>chime in. I was looking for a fastback in the Pacific NW for over a year
now
>but hadn't seen one I connected with...lotsa diappointments or projects.
>Until now!
> I just bought another T-3...a '70 fastback,original light blue
>paint,engine,interior. 87K miles. Surface rust on battery tray only but no
>holes. Solid, no-surprises body (did you know they never salt the roads up
>here in the winter?) Weatherstrips like new.Perfect dash. I even found a
>service sticker dated from 1984 when the total mileage was 40K! Needs minor
>stuff but it runs and drives! I bought it from the second owner who was
>tickled to see it go to VW lover. She was pretty good about carrying on the
>cars' maintenance schedule, keeping all receipts. She also didn't believe
in
>cutting up door panels for thrasher speakers or chopping up the dash to fit
>in a cheap tape deck.Now the moment of truth. I didn't get a screemin' good
>deal like some of you ...you know, like same car for $200... but paid what
>PO and I agreed upon. She asked $3000, I paid $2200. I don't have to paint
>it,put an engine, headliner or interior in it. I've already been down that
>path with my first squareback which I DID buy for $200!
>
> It's been my personal experience to look for the best possible car you can
>find to start with, body and paint-wise especially since I lack the skills,
>time, and space for that. Even if it costs more than you would like to pay
>in one big chunk. I can turn a wrench and read a shop manual to keep a nice
>car maintained and drive it everyday.
>
> Anyhow , I'm really excited to share this with my Type 3 "family". As
>someone previously said " the most important thing about buying a car is
how
>YOU feel about it-did you think you paid too much or think you can live
with
>it and not feel like a sucker."
>
> I feel like taking the new toy out for a spin!
>
>Craig W.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: D & L Walters <"Waltee "@prodigy.net> <D & L Walters <"Waltee
>"@prodigy.net>>
>To: type3@vwtype3.org <type3@vwtype3.org>
>Date: Thursday, July 02, 1998 2:42 PM
>Subject: Re: What's the Big Secret?
>
>
>>Charles E. Whitney wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> Now that I started this thread, (snip)
>>Funny that you mentioned this. I saw an old 1959 Karmann Ghia on a lot
>>not far from work the other day. Asked as to the price (I mean it was an
>>auto dealer), it was like some big secret. Finally got hold of the guy
>>who owned it (lawyer) who asked if I was interested in buying. Mind you,
>>this is an obviously old, obviously beat KG. Flat black in color,
>>sitting on all four rims w/ bad tire rot, no trim, no bumpers, no dash,
>>ripped seats, headliner hanging to the floor, one headlight pushed in
>>and the other missing all together (get the picture?), AAR, he said I
>>could have it today for $5000. I said to him that I didn't think it was
>>worth that much in primo condition, much less the shape it was in, he
>>said it's a classic. I asked him what made it a classic, he said it's a
>>'59. I realize that this might make it desirable, but only a desirable
>>piece of junk at best. He claims that the engine has just been rebuilt
>>and would fire right up, but after having sat a bit in the old Florida
>>solar radiation, I doubt that it would be able to be on the street any
>>time soon. I guess that it's all how you look at it, I paid $200 for my
>>"classic", about 5X that much in parts and engine and I probably
>>wouldn't take $5000 for her right now. I guess it's all in how you look
>>at it.
>>David Walters
>>'73 1600 L Notchback (un-registered, and in for a rebuild)
>>'89 Ford Aerostar (daily driver, and the work horse)
>>'92 HD Sportster (a toy that I would highly recommend to everyone)
>>
>


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