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Passed a house with a beetle park on the drive today and started chatting with the old boy who lived there. Anyway turns out the bug has been sat for two years and it is his sons, who wnats rid of it.

Very strange looking around it, looks like a 64 car approx, small windows, rear pop outs, sloping wings, w lid with popes nose etc.

Then looked inside and a PLASTIC DASH!! :eek:

Left hooker as well.

the old boy said it is originally from the Cayman Islands and tuns out it is registered 1978!

Its got 4 stud wheels as well. Real strange this one, it looks nice outside, but that dash is bloody awful!

Any ideas if it is worth getting it, and also what it would be worth?
Also any clue on cars from the Caymans?
 

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Sounds like a late car made to look like an early one. The plastic dash will come off easy enough if you really want to remove it. It might even have been added later on. Try to check if the car has been swapped from LHD to RHD (or vice versa) as sometimes they put a plastic dash on to cover up the welding work left behind when the dash is swapped over.
Try to find out a bit more about it....
I know someone who worked in the Caymans for three years, and they said it's hardly worth having a car - the island is not big.
 

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Moby im shocked!! :lol: :lol:
I was expecting a technical synopsis of why the car would have small windows and 4 bolt wheels (like the mex bugs i guess) then you hit us with comedy!! :D :D
 

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It actually sounds like a Brazilian Bug. However the wings and the W lid would be a bit of retro-styling added to the car later. If it is a 78, then it would have a linkpin front axle too.
 

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badassbay said:
Also any clue on cars from the Caymans?
i lived there for 4 years. imagine the saltiest place on Earth,then sprinkle some salt on top,then have it flood a couple of times a year (like up to your bumpers)
the MOT equivilent is highly amusing,almost as comic as Jamaican welding (no offence intended,some of my best friends etc)
have a good look under it...

i'm guessing it came from grand cayman. it can take an hour to drive one side of the island to the other...and it's bloody hot ! and you can't carry scuba tanks that far :D so it is great to have a car there...but not as good as having a boat ;)
 
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