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simondo 11-10-2019 08:59 PM

Nice looking Bug :-)

keekster64 11-10-2019 09:01 PM

Not all mex bugs of that age were velvet red ones, which was a limited edition. It’s probably cause they stopped importing them into Germany in85.

smull 11-10-2019 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by callaghan (Post 16567849)
Lovely!

Out of interest, why are there so many red B and C reg mexi beetles about ? All usually red too. Was it due to it being the last year they were officially imported to Europe ?

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Originally Posted by keekster64 (Post 16568309)
Not all mex bugs of that age were velvet red ones, which was a limited edition. It’s probably cause they stopped importing them into Germany in85.

Yeah, mainland Europe stopped getting them in ‘85/86 so they became less easy to ‘locally’ source. I guess people took advantage of this and bought them whilst they still could.

Nice buy Ady, I just had a nosey on eBay. Looks like you’ve got a cracker :)

Jim 12-10-2019 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by keekster64 (Post 16568309)
Not all mex bugs of that age were velvet red ones, which was a limited edition. It’s probably cause they stopped importing them into Germany in85.

I know they'd the decals on them, what was different about interior?
A mate had a really tidy one a few years back but I can't remember what seats were like, had it in my head they'd the houndstooth too.

smull 12-10-2019 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim (Post 16568343)
I know they'd the decals on them, what was different about interior?
A mate had a really tidy one a few years back but I can't remember what seats were like, had it in my head they'd the houndstooth too.

I had one a few years ago. The interior was ahem, ‘unique’ (read ugly) to the Samtrote (velvet red) editions and looks like this:

Jim 12-10-2019 09:23 AM

Ah ha! yes I remember now, cheers dude, I actually like that, very 80s:cool:

smull 12-10-2019 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim (Post 16568355)
Ah ha! yes I remember now, cheers dude, I actually like that, very 80s:cool:

Indeed. Like a Duran Duran video has thrown up inside the car :D

wil7496 12-10-2019 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by smull (Post 16568317)
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Originally Posted by callaghan (Post 16567849)
Lovely!

Out of interest, why are there so many red B and C reg mexi beetles about ? All usually red too. Was it due to it being the last year they were officially imported to Europe ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by keekster64 (Post 16568309)
Not all mex bugs of that age were velvet red ones, which was a limited edition. It’s probably cause they stopped importing them into Germany in85.

Yeah, mainland Europe stopped getting them in ‘85/86 so they became less easy to ‘locally’ source. I guess people took advantage of this and bought them whilst they still could.

Nice buy Ady, I just had a nosey on eBay. Looks like you’ve got a cracker [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/images/vzismilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

Cheers Andy, really surprised how solid it is. Going in for an mot next week, once ive got it back i'll take more pictures and post them up

Jim 12-10-2019 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by wil7496 (Post 16568461)
Cheers Andy, really surprised how solid it is. Going in for an mot next week, once ive got it back i'll take more pictures and post them up

Any plans for it?
It looks lovely as it sits though, like a sunbug or GT even.

wil7496 12-10-2019 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by wil7496 (Post 16568461)
Cheers Andy, really surprised how solid it is. Going in for an mot next week, once ive got it back i'll take more pictures and post them up

Any plans for it?
It looks lovely as it sits though, like a sunbug or GT even.

Initial plan is to get an mot, current one expires at beginning of Nov but not expecting anything major, only other thing im considering is fitting front disc brakes, not a lover of drums all round but other than that, im thinking of leaving it as it is as its such a clean and tidy example


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