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Re: [T3] just bought pigalle

I happen to have a 1966 Fastback with red (pigalle?) interior as well.
I wasn't aware that this option was rare and was looking to keep the
red interior during its restore. The previous owner stated that it was
all stock, but began to have some doubts when I realized that the low
back seats were only available in 1966.

I believe I mentioned the interior in the past during a question I had
with the front seats. This Fastback in particular has the headrest on
them, so I had concerns about it not being stock. Is it possible that
the seats with the headrest were also an option?

I would have to re-upholster the interior if I install the low back
front seats from another 1966 Fastback I own, since they are
white/cream. I really like the red, even more now if it is in fact not
as common.

Is there by chance a FAQ available for 1966 Type IIIs? Maybe someone
has a list of all the standard an optional items that were available
for this year?

Thank you.

On Fri, 01 Oct 2004 10:52:22 -0500, Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org> wrote:
> On 1 Oct 2004 at 14:36, Jon Remers wrote:
> > My name is Jon and I live in Sweden.
> Welcome to the type 3 list, Jon.
> > I have since about two month ago bought a 66 fastback with the red interior
> > option (pigalle). I have understood this is rare but I don«t know exactly how
> > rare. Does anyone of you know how many are known to still exist? And what
> > value the car might have?
> I don't think anyone knows how many of these might have been made. Even if VW
> made quite a few in '66 (and I don't think they did,) they were still made only
> in that year and are quite rare today. Value is relative, of course, and
> depends on how eager the buyer is. No matter what, it sounds like you got a
> terrific bargain.
> > I am looking to do a more or less perfect resto on this one. I have
> > previously restored a 67 fasty, but that was a rolling resto. This time I
> > want to do it body off and everything.
> This certainly sounds like a good car for a careful restoration. Separating the
> body would only have to be done if it needed welded in rust repair in the
> region.
> > I also have a t4 engine out of a 914 that I originally planned for the 67. I
> > have been playing with the thought of a real low pigalle t3 with porsche
> > braking and the t4. Trying to build it like it was there from the factory. In
> > which ways would this affect the value?
> It's your car, and the choice is yours, but these changes are not in line with
> the concept of a restoration. In my opinion, it would be a shame to do this
> kind of thing to a car this rare and in such good original condition, even
> considering the rusty fenders.
> > As soon as possible I will post pics somewhere on the net,
> We all look forward to seeing your pics someday.
> --
> Jim Adney
> jadney@vwtype3.org
> Madison, WI 53711-3054
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