The year: 2004, After I sold my Street (turned AutoX) '86 GTI (after 8 years ) I decided to fill that gap with something a little slower, older & lower. After scouring theSamba classifieds, this car turned up on only 60 miles away from me. (Pretty amazing condition for a Beetle from the North East.)
Suposedly this car had small time circle track (Seekonk) race history back in the late 70's...odd.(?)
Anyway, here's the specs:
'57 Beetle Ragtop on a '63 pan, late 60's trans, '73 1600dp (yeah, it's a mutt....so?) The previous owner did that...I decided to drop it.
4" narrowed beam w/ empi adjusters (homemade) (It'll adjust lower...but the roads around here.... )
CB perf. Wide5 disk brake 2.5" dropped spindles
late model master cylinder
adjustable rear swing plates
135r15 front tires, 165r15 rear tires on stock smoothies. I basically lowered it 6" in the front and 4" in the rear (although I think I'm touching the bumpstops back there... )
Front retractable 3pt. seatbelts, rear 3pt. seatbelts.
I still have to *freshen up* a few things (clean gas tank & probably a new tunnel hardline), but it runs OK and puts a smile on my face everytime I get behind the wheel. Nothing quite like tapping the windshield with your knuckles with your palm still on the wheel. The smell, the sound, the rag top... Fun stuff.
I think I'll keep it!
Thanks for looking
Here's some pix:
Modified by GEETi at 6:51 PM 10-3-2008