Hello Friends!

I recently became a dad of a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a 12 week old, so the days of a two seated convertible are looking to be in the rear view mirror.  

About the car…
This BECK Spyder was built in 2000.  It has a 2100 cc high performance VW motor. The odometer reads 8432.  I have the top for the car, the snap on tonneau cover, and the car cover.  It has new tires with the brakes done last year.  The numbers/lettering are vinyl and can be removed.  I have all of the previous owners service records as well as mine.  There is a real black widow spider epoxied into the gear shift.   The car has been well maintained.  Formerly appraised at 38K.   I am currently entertaining offers.  I am throwing in for free the smile one gets behind the wheel on the open road.   Again not getting out of the convertible business, just looking for something with a back seat  

Please message me or reach out if interested, or share with some one who would love to have a fun car to drive!

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Little Pastor posted:

Beck Spyder  titled as a Porsche asking 35,900  obo.   All proceeds go to diapers and a convertible with a back seat to replace this baby!  

What convertible are you thinking of moving to? It's been so hot up here for the last 10 days (100F+ with the humidity) that the convertible would be mostly parked....

Exactly why you drive faster !    Looking at an Audi, BMW or even my first love of a 69 VW Bug convertible.     BTW, I called Beck (now located in Indiana) and they let me know that the 2000 BECK with the Porsche title is free to go to Canada and Australia with out any issues.   Have a great weekend!

@Heritage 2008 
Mangels discontinued the center cap for the 4 lug VW style wheels when they discontinued the steel wheels. There are 2 similar styles on their website, but I don't believe either will fit.

When we moved the old tooling from Mangels to another Brazilian wheel company I also took the last of their center caps.  I'd have to check the warehouse to verify, but inventory shows I have a few sets of them left.

And regarding the export to Canada and Australia mentioned above, to clarify, yes it should be Canada eligible as it is more than 15 years old now and has been registered in the US for 15+ years.  

I don't think it qualifies for Australia however.  Currently Australia still requires the car be manufactured before 1989, but the new proposed law for them is a sliding "25 year" rule that is supposed to be in effect sometime in 2019 and there has been rumor that this may get dropped to 20 or even 15 years now that the last Australian car manufacturer, Holden, has closed up shop.

chines1 posted:

And regarding the export to Canada and Australia mentioned above, to clarify, yes it should be Canada eligible as it is more than 15 years old now and has been registered in the US for 15+ years.  

I don't think it qualifies for Australia however.  Currently Australia still requires the car be manufactured before 1989, but the new proposed law for them is a sliding "25 year" rule that is supposed to be in effect sometime in 2019 and there has been rumor that this may get dropped to 20 or even 15 years now that the last Australian car manufacturer, Holden, has closed up shop.

Thanks for the clarification Carey!  Pray all is well in Bremen!

The smaller Tenax, like the 4 used on the rear cowl for the corners of the top, are our standard English Tenax used on all builds.  The larger Tenax (used on this tonneau) are the German versioning were most likely added later.  We stock the UK version as it is our standard, and we can order the German version when required.

Friends,   Thank you for following up with me,  the car sold back in August.  Sorry I'm a teacher/coach so the season/year started and I never got back to the site to update the masses.   Sold it to a father who bought it for his teenage son to race.   While sad to see the car go, I am at peace knowing its going to a good family.     Now the quest for souped up Beetle with a back seat (for car seats)   Thank you for the many comments about the car.  I told Carey so I'll tell you as well, pencil me in now in 15-20 years when an empty nester to rejoin the group with my next Spyder purchase.    Thank you for welcoming me into the Spyder family.   A blessed Merry Christmas to yours!

PC

Friends,  I love the replies, its a nice distraction from the 30 essays I have left to grade.  I should specify my beetle love is for a "convertible"  with what little hair I have left, I still want that to blow in the wind while I cruise down the road    Just not as fast as I would have with my Spyder.  

PC

Little Pastor posted:

Friends,  I love the replies, its a nice distraction from the 30 essays I have left to grade.  I should specify my beetle love is for a "convertible"  with what little hair I have left, I still want that to blow in the wind while I cruise down the road    Just not as fast as I would have with my Spyder.  

PC

I get it- if I was going to do another Beetle I'd be looking for a convertible too. And I completely understand the wind across the scalp thing...

Little Pastor posted:

Friends,   Thank you for following up with me,  the car sold back in August.  Sorry I'm a teacher/coach so the season/year started and I never got back to the site to update the masses.   Sold it to a father who bought it for his teenage son to race.   While sad to see the car go, I am at peace knowing its going to a good family.     Now the quest for souped up Beetle with a back seat (for car seats)   Thank you for the many comments about the car.  I told Carey so I'll tell you as well, pencil me in now in 15-20 years when an empty nester to rejoin the group with my next Spyder purchase.    Thank you for welcoming me into the Spyder family.   A blessed Merry Christmas to yours!

PC

If you're going to get back in the hobby in 20 years you should put money down on an SAS. It might be ready a few years after that but hey, it's worth a shot.

Please don't do anything I suggested above. It was sarcasm. You still wouldn't see the car in 100 years.

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