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It is with great sadness that I offer my Speedster for sale. I bought the body and the guy told me it was a Vintage but when I talked with Kirk at Vintage he told me they never sold a bare body so I have no idea who made it or how old it is.  I've built it up from just a stack of parts. It runs great and drive well. 1964 pan, stock 1600 dual port with 36DRLA Dellorto carbs, decent power and still gets 30mpg! Swing axle out of a 1968 with short axles so I can run along on the freeway all day at 70mph. I've put about 25k miles on it in the 6 years I've been driving it and it has been a blast! Currently painted with a faux patina and I get waves and thumbs up everywhere I go, it's actually the May 2019 calendar car!  Here is some info;

5 lug front discs

Vintage 190 15x51/2 wheels with 185/65x15 Falken ZE950 tires

Locking Frunk and engine deck lid pull with matching key (Made them my self!)

Gas springs for frunk and deck lid with billet aluminum hinges.

For added safety; 4 way emergency flashers, Led third brake light, side impact door bars (hidden in the doors!)

Roll up windows, heater, custom folding top frame ( folds down below the tonneau cover!) I've been working on the canvas top but it is not done. 

It's registered SB100 California smog exempt as a 2010 Special construction with 1958 VW engine.

I'm looking to get $12,000 out of it, I'm half way between Placerville and Folsom off US 50. 

Let me know if your interested.

Chris

 

  

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sounds like he is in my neighborhood, probably Cameron Park area..PM me if U want me to go by and see,,tell me ur concerns, ive had 2 speedies

I used 69 vw bug window mechanisms and shortened them because the window is shorter, then I made front and rear tracks for guides, the front tracks have small simulated wind wings. I made the windows from Plexiglass and they are a little tall, I was waiting until I finished the top to finalize the height. 

The plates are old style personalized from my friends at California DMV!  

I made the foot rests. They're sheet metal, formed and bolted to the stiffener frame. The window edges are kind of crude at this point. I had pictures of a convertible D and shaped the rear to match. Still needs some fiberglass or filler work. I had planned to use outer scrapers from Steele rubber or Carbuilder.com/uk and inner felt to keep the window from rattling. 

I modified a 67 bus turn signal switch to use with the bug steering column so it has the flasher on the turn stock. In addition I made a whole bunch of billet aluminum parts like the brake fluid reservoir, door handle escutcheons and the simulated 1958 style front turn signals.  

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barncobob posted:

are those black/yeller plates legit?

Those are the Legacy Plates issued by the CA DMV after an exhaustive survey to see if there was any interest, The survey wanted to know who would want a re-issue for the black on yellow plate. the yellow on black plate, and the ever so ugly yellow on blue plate. The yellow on black plate was the only plate to get enough votes. The only thing about the plate that resembles the original issue is the color. The plate has to conform to modern designs in terms of reflective properties etc. And the plate may not in any fashion be issued using the same format as the original. An original yellow on black plate used the format 123 ABC. The Legacy Plate uses a unique format or it can be personalized.

I know this car. It's a steal at that price. Definitely looks like the real deal with the faux patina. What the F, Chris? I thought you were a lifer! @Anthony! Snatch this one!

This is easily the lowest price replica I've sen in quite a while.  You can't usually find rollers at that price in California.

Where was this when I was looking?!

ZFNHSN posted:

Love it. Can you explain the process used for the faux patina?

One way would be to first lay the different color primers (and whatever other colors you want) down, spray the finish on top and then do a little sanding.

I like the rear engine lid gaz cylinders and the front one too. I sometimes think of adding those to the engine lid. 

I also like the locking Frunk and engine compartment.  What did you use for those. 

Nice creativity. 

@Robert M posted:

Those are the Legacy Plates issued by the CA DMV after an exhaustive survey to see if there was any interest, The survey wanted to know who would want a re-issue for the black on yellow plate. the yellow on black plate, and the ever so ugly yellow on blue plate. The yellow on black plate was the only plate to get enough votes. The only thing about the plate that resembles the original issue is the color. The plate has to conform to modern designs in terms of reflective properties etc. And the plate may not in any fashion be issued using the same format as the original. An original yellow on black plate used the format 123 ABC. The Legacy Plate uses a unique format or it can be personalized.

We had a similar referendum here, to reissue 60's white on black plates, but it stalled because they allegedly couldn't find black reflective paint that stood the test of time (I think they're a little sensitive because 10% of  the paint they used on early Zions and Greatest Snow on Earth failed. In car washes, I suspect.)

My workaround was to register RS550 as a personalized vintage plate then have LicensePlates.tv make me a replica of the 1955 plate. We have a YOM plate rule for cars >40 years old. 

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Not totally legal, but RS550 is on my registration. I lucked out in that a) I talked the nice lady at the DMV into registering my Beck as a "1955 Special Construction" allowing me to use a YOM plate and b) the 1955 format was 2 smaller letters and 3 numbers. 

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Very nice project that you can drive while you decide how you would like to finish the car. (or not)  Price is good for what it is for sure, and I might just run it the way it is forever.

I'm a bit of a car fanatic. Always wanted a Speedster. 

Been lurking here for years as ilovespeedsters but haven't posted much.

I can't wait to continue the great work that's been done on this car, and drive it here in the beautiful Mayacamas mountains. 

Summer is here and looking forward to meeting the gang and having a beer or two.

-Scott

 

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