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Re: [T3] 1962 Type 3 Ghia Autopsy


Big Al,
Thanks for not connecting me to your finds!
David Sanders
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From: Big Al <awpresley@hbu.edu>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Cc: <HVWC@autographica.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 9:14 AM
Subject: [T3] 1962 Type 3 Ghia Autopsy


> I'm sure THAT got some attention...
>
>
> Well folks, I found another waif, lost in the back lot of "more cars
> than one can deal with".
>
> David contacted me a few weeks back and wanted to know if I would be
> interested in a '62 T34 parts car.
>
> (OK, kind of a stupid question to ask me, Mr. Packrat. But David has
> not known me very long.)
>
> Needless to say, out came the trailer, out came Big Al's RecuePack
> and away we went.
>
> So now that I get it back home, it's time for the autopsy.  Now don't
> give me that "EEeeewww", it's not what you think.  First thing I do
> when a new-old car comes into my possession, I rummage through it to
> learn about it's past. I check to make sure that the vin number on
> the chassis tunnel matches the tag in the front.  This one does match
> --  0 042 109  --  WOW it IS a '62 and from the production survey on
> my 1500/1600 Parts Book Online (see below), it's probably around a
> May 1962 birth.  The California license plate still attached to both
> front and back - expired in 79.
>
> Not REAL early, but early none-the-less.
>
> It's got the Push-button dash, still has the Ghia-only turn signal
> lever, ignition tumbler removed (I knoh was parked now), used
> to have the square-badged nose and WAS Pearl-White outside, but it
> has what's left of a red/black weave seatcovers and doorpanels.
> We'll have to check that out for correctness.  In the glove box I
> find a reloadable film canister (the type to put in the camera) made
> by 'ROBOT' of Germany  (no E or W), now I am not a camera expert, but
> the construction of this item tells me that it's about 20 years old.
> Can any camera expert on the list tell me the age?
>
> A 6V battery still lives under the back seat, and it's correct in
> shape and size.  Big old sticker for a battery place in CA.  Probably
> dead, but it's appearance would lead you otherwise.
>
> It had what's left of co-co mats, and  What's this?  A corner of a
> cover from an automotive magazine with the mailing label still
> attached!  It's addressed to Claude R Parker,  1721 N Rodeo Rd,
> Arcadia, CA  91006
>
> The back of the cover advertises...  The NEW AMC PACER...  I kid you not.
>
> and hey look here.  A Gas bill from Southern California Gas Company
> addressed to Claude R Parker
> SAME ADDRESS!
> UNOPENED!
>
>
> (BTW, What is the US statute on unopened mail found in the purchased
> car of a deceased man...  am I allowed to open it?  I'd love to see
> the date of it. There is no dated indicia mark on the envelope.)
>
>
> Now... here's where the most puzzling thing is found.
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> In the back floorboard, behind the front seats, under the co-co floormats
was
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> not one,
>
> but two
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> used
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> condoms.
>
>
> Now I do not mention this for the gross factor, but on a purely
> physics curiosity.
>
> HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN THE BACK SEAT OF A TYPE 3 GHIA????????
>
> I mean just sitting, much less doing anything requiring physical...
prowess.
>
>
> Therefore: This would lead me to believe (from this last AG evidence) that Mr. Parker MUST have worked for the Circus as the
> Amazing Elastic Man.
>
>
> Is there someone in California who could confirm a Circus in Arcadia, CA?
>
>
>
> Big Al
>
> (Disclaimer: the facts presented above are all true. The
> "conclusions" are my own.)
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>
> For your VW Type 3 cravings:
> http://www.autographica.com/vw
>
> Type Three Parts Book Online
> Type Three Cabriolet Prototype Project
> Rebus Project: 1962 Notchback Restoration
>
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