Complete three year restoration from top to bottom, virtually better than new!
This cabriolet restoration was completed in 2005 and the website WWW.MYVWSITE.COM documents it in detail.
The engine details:
Complete rebuild in 2005...oil changed annually since. It has 1000 miles on it since rebuild.
Full flow case, heavy duty oil pump
69mm counter-weighted 8 dowelled crankshaft
90.5mm pistons, 041 heads
Swivel feet on the rockers (set at .006")
Engle 120 camshaft
Bosch 009 distributor, Bosch blue coil
Dual valve springs, Lightened flywheel
New clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing
Setrab external oil cooler,with manually activated fan.
Oil temperature sending unit built into the dipstick (to interior gauge)
Single, BOCAR 34 PICT 3 Carburetor
Vintage Speed exhaust system
Cooling tin present...special cooling tin installed in place of the heater boxes.
External oil filter (Fram PH8A)
w/ steel braided lines
"36 hp-style" off-set dog house shroud with a 35mm welded fan
The interior details:
German square weave carpet.
Professionally made door panels and seat covers by Sewfine.
The colors are perfect matches to paint/top.
Restored ORIGINAL steering wheel with a functioning horn and turn signal lever.
ORIGINAL Bendix Sapphire I radio that has been converted to 12 volt.
and modified to run AM, FM, and aux-in for iPods and such.
The speaker is not original, but it is original in size and placement.
Headliner and all other interior top pieces were purchased through
Chuck's Convertibles. High quality stuff.
Some ORIGINAL re-chromed dash parts, others new.
Paint and top details:
Everything was removed from the car to facilitate a factory-type paint job.
The color is L87 - Pearl White...one of the original color choices for this year/model. (this car was originally Yukon Yellow)
The carpet is German square weave carpet
The car has an aftermarket dashboard wiring cover with an old Bus Volkswagen logo on the left, and the ORIGINAL Karmann badge on the right.
The spare tire is also an original 5-lugbolt wheel.
The gas tank is new, like old stock, with the ORIGINAL gas cap that I painted the same time the car was painted. It matches the exterior paint perfectly. The tank has a new float and sending mechanism to the fuel gauge, which works, and has the correct "TANK" faceplate label.
The windshield washer reservoir is present, but is not hooked up to either the spare tire or the "little monster" that shoots the cleaning solution on the windshield.
The hood hinges and springs were professionally painted with the rest of the car, and there is no flaking.
The pull-latch that pops the hood is ORIGINAL. It's the type with a locking mechanism, so the trunk can be locked if you're away from the car and the top is down. I have the key and the key/lock both work!
The wiring harness is (was) brand new. probably bought from Wolfsburg West, not certain though. But, it's great quality, and everything works! Even the "top-down" switch, the radio light, the license plate light, and the interior dome light. Yes, this has an interior dome light wired into the convertible top.
The restoration was completed in 2005. The car has about 1000 miles on it since then. (Has a new speedometer/odometer in it when restored it and it was set at ZERO.) You've heard of the term "Trailer Queen?" Well, this car is a Garage Queen. She's been inside, under cover, for the last 13 years. its been driven regularly, but only on nice days and to an occasional show.
Longest ride thus far is 80 miles round trip in January 2018. Flawless ride.
The electric system has been converted to 12 volt, the interior and top color schemes are not stock, and the motor is not stock. The intent was to have a stock look, with more style and functionality.
This is a special car that has seen special treatment and is now ready for a new home.
Financing is available with rates as low as 2.99% APR with approved credit. We can arrange shipping and welcome your independent vehicle inspector.