I am not guilty of this one. Paul had listed his Ducato Camper onto Ebay as was browsing a few classic car sites when he stumbled across a stunning part restored 1972 Karmann Beetle in Lotus white in a garage in Pwllheli North Wales. This car was near completion, new respray, newly upholstered interior and all rubbers replaced, all the parts to complete the job where included in the sale but, due to age and ill health, the gentleman was desperate to sell the car to a much loved home and, lucky him, we found it first!!!
After a few Emails and a shock at the buy it now price (had to have a cuppa to get over it!!), a deal was struck and deposit paid all in an hour of first seeing the car. Again buyers remorse struck in as Paul pondered why the car was so cheap, was it a dodgy deal, was it a ligit sale or a stolen vehicle that had been dry stored for years before being sold on???? a HPI chack confirmed its authenticity and a few reassuring Emails from the vendor and calmness prevailed in the Vandermeer household!!!
Bobbie as we have called her will now be joining our rapidly expanding fleet for spring 2012 weddings and will be under going a massive overhaul to her mechanics as the vehicle has not been used in centuries!!! A 1500 engine rebuild will keep Paul busy for a few weeks aswell as the installation of her missing parts and carpets. This car is in stunning condition and the same age as me....looking a bit better than me though.....maybe I could do with some new bodywork!!!
We are off on an adventure to North Wales this weekend to collect our new addition.....so until we get her in our grasps we are not taking bookings for this little gem as we do not know what we shall be faced with but if the picture is anything to go by it won't be long before bookings will be flying in for this old gal
found on www.carandclassic.co.uk