haglem
I have the opportunity to buy a 1200 1963 Beetle.  German spec with matching numbers, original tins that have been sand blasted and powdercoated.  It's been restored top to bottom with original VW parts.  It has had the 12V conversion though but it was originally a 6V.  I'm not sure whether or not that decreases it's value.  Also, the drive line has been replaced where needed.  Clutch cable, pressure plate, throw out bearing, flywheel.  Window seals, door seals, and gas tank have been replaced with original parts, he tells me nothing aftermarket has been done. All the glass is original too.  He has the original Fahrzeugbrief (title) with the vehicles complete history.  Purchased orginally by a school teacher in Bamber Germany 1963.

My question is, Is this worth the $8000 he is asking?  He said it's negotiable but I'm not sure what that means just yet.  I go see the car tomorrow.

So what do yall think?  I will be bringing it back to the states once my tour is up here.
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olspeed
It's a good looking Bug, and it sounds like you have all the documentation to go with it so I would think that once you got it back to the States you could get what you would have in to it depending on which area you live and where and if you were to try to sell it. As for if it is worth $8000.00 ... that depends, as I said I think you could get that out of it when you come home, but the main question is "just what is it worth to you?"
Olspeed
66 Ghia 76 std Beetle
It's not a car it's a VolksWagon
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haglem

Frankly I don't want to sell it I just want to make sure i'm not getting taken you know.  I pick it up this Friday and have to drive 3 hours back from Ansbach to Heidelberg on the back roads.  I don't really want to get on the Autobahn you know.  He told me about Robert Bernauer who is an all aircooled engine specialist here in Germany who rebuilt the motor.  He's apparently some big name race engine mechanic for porsche too.  Aircooled only though. Here's hopin then!

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