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    Senior Member acoupe's Avatar
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    356 wheels look good on old buses

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    Those are replica PreA 356 16" rims widened to 4.5" with Firestone Jeep tires.

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    Senior Member larwik's Avatar
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    Not to "compete" with JB's (and other's) posts and not real vintage as such but might be fun to watch anyway:
    Lars Wikblad...

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    I wonder what those bugs had for engines. A stock motor will not shoot rooster tails from both wheels, or even one for that matter.

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    Moderator Chuck Miller's Avatar
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    I think every one was a Super Bettle... Maybe because of the IRS and front struts ???
    Chuck Miller
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    Oil Cooled Heart Bullethead's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cabell View Post
    I wonder what those bugs had for engines. A stock motor will not shoot rooster tails from both wheels, or even one for that matter.
    Yup, all strut-suspended Super Beetles. Engines are likely 1600 dual port with a good cam and bigger valves, every trick the FIA allows for that class. Probably north of 120HP through an LSD transaxle. Sound great, don't they?

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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '67 S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 T Targa Sportomatic
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Senior Member 9er's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by billh View Post
    Love that lowlight Ghia !!
    Interior is just beautiful
    But man my eye is twitching at the half repaint...I'd have to have it completely done
    Please post more pics; looking forward to that Okrasa motor !
    Okrasa motor is finally built and running sweetly.

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    ... never forget where you come from

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    • 1973 Biancaneve - 911 2.4 S/F Ivory
    • 1977 Fiona - 911 Carrera 3.0 Oak Green Metallic
    • 1993 Bellatrix - 964 Turbo 3.6 Black

    I keep a registry of 1972 and 1973 2.4 S coupé chassis. Infos always welcome!!!


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