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1976 VW beetle full restoration For Sale

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  • £12,000 Or near offer
  • 1976
  • Cardiff
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Price £12,000 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Volkswagen
Model Beetle
Year 1976
Mileage 57,000 miles
Country UK
Region Wales
Town Cardiff
Telephone 07974 250336
Status Private
Date 16-Oct-2020
Ref C1276895
Some background info…
i purchased the car from a previous owner in scotland in summer 2011. she was in more than driveable condition as she had been restored in the late 90s by a guy down the road so she made the trip to west wales without skipping a beat. I could have kept the car on the road as it was but my goal was always to totally strip the car down and go throughout it with a fine-toothed comb to eventually get it exactly like i wanted and leaving no stone unturned along the way. That green and purple tartan interior had to go!

so 8 years and some £20k+ later i have some grey hairs and ginny is now back on the road and although i love this car tremendously (a prerequisite for spending all your time and money on something) i’m looking at buying an oval hence the sale. If you have something you think i might be interested in please get in touch!

ginny’s far from original, something that will make a lot of purists squirm but as the car had been made into an early looker before me owning her so you can’t blame me! I kept running in that direction rather than put her back to stock. I wanted to install parts that i think are some of the best looking through the years (full w decklid, bullet indicators etc.)

i’m obviously more than happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange viewings once this plague settles down so feel free to get in touch.
collection from cardiff or delivery can be arranged.

list of work and parts fitted during restoration…
full body off restoration:
shell and panels blasted and repaired (all welding and bodywork complete throughout)
shell covered in rust prevention mixture prior to paint
paint in two tone l469 anthracite grey/ l62 ivory
paint cut and polished with additional clear lacquer on top
chassis/ floorpan blasted, painted with por15 & stone chip
new floorpan seal & sealant
new floorpan to body bolts & washers
new adjustable stock height front beam
new steering dampers
new track rods & ends
new wheel bearings throughout
new steering box
new steering coupler
original 5x205 “wide five” smoothie wheels
original ‘big logo’ vw hub caps
2” dropped spindles
front coilovers
disc brakes all round
new hard brake lines throughout
new stainless braided flexible brake lines throughout
new fuel lines throughout
new upgraded dual circuit master cylinder kit
new brake fluid reservoir
newly painted fuel tank
powdercoated original fuel cap
new fuel tank gasket
new stainless steel blade bumpers front & rear
limebug sawtooth skid plate
us spec front bullet indicators
new oem style running boards
new stainless steel rear wing gravel guards
reconditioned 1600cc gearbox
new gearbox fulcrum plates & gasket kit
new clutch & flywheel
new starter motor & bushing
adjustable rear spring plates
new rear spring plate bushings
rear wheel bearing service kit
new handbrake cables
new rear shocks
new gearbox mounts
reconditioned 1600cc twin port engine
custom powdercoated engine tinware
alternator conversion
new engine pulleys, distributor, points etc
new engine cooling fan
new fanbelt
weber 32/36 progressive carb
stainless steel exhaust
new exterior chrome trim throughout
new engine oil cooler & seals
new engine bay tarboard firewall
removeable rear valance
bonnet handle delete for sleeker look (handle can be fitted using existing holes no problem)
original 50s oval decklid & pope’s nose
new pope’s nose number plate lighting assembly
new swan neck mirrors
new black wing beading
new fuse box
new door check straps
new bonnet catch mechanism
new windscreen, rear window, front and pop-out side windows
new window seals throughout
new window rebuild kit (seals, winder mechanisms, felt channels, clips etc)
new exterior door handles
new gear shifter rod bushing
new gear shifter coupling
original quarter lights/ window vents restored
original 60s steering wheel
original 60s indicator stalk & headlight flasher switch
60s steering column
rare 60s steering lock & ignition
restored pedal assembly
new wing/ fender bolts
original 60s dashboard hazard switch
new accelerator cable & conduit
new clutch cable & conduit
new clutch cable wing nut
new clutch arm throw bearing & bushings
brand new wiring throughout
new lamps all round
interior fully insulated with dynamat-type sound-deadening & carpet underlay
reconditioned speedo
50s seats, new door cards & new sun visors professionally reupholstered in custom tan faux leather and hopsack cream cloth centres
new wolfsburg window crank handles
new tmi sand beige carpet kit
new tmi beige tweed headliner
new headliner wire guides
new beige 3 point inertia front seatbelt kit
new beige 2 point lap rear seatbelt kit
new rear view mirror
new glovebox catch
flat 4 eliminator rosewood t-handle gear shifter
flat 4 rosewood handbrake cover
new handbrake boot
new wiring cover under bonnet
new glovebox liner
new rear seat kick panels

bad points…
driver’s side a pillar could do with having new door hinge plates fitted. Door currently needs lifting slightly to close.
screen wash system currently not installed
Needs a new wiper motor mechanism.

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