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Hello, checking in with 1500 miles on the odometer now. Love this thing. Been to about 6 car shows and cars and coffee meet ups. Still amazed how many people, even car people, have no idea what it is. At the last show 3 different people thought it was a Karmann Ghia. But, both those in the know and the others love it. Just like with my other car I’ve never seen one around here in the 13 years I’ve lived in this area. I guess I like being the odd one out.


It seems very happy to cruise at 80 at around 3200/3300 rpm.

I’ve had no issues (knock on wood). I found a local mechanic who has been working on air cooled VW’s for 50 years. He did my oil change and valve adjustment at 500 miles. He said I had a little leak from the rear main seal but nothing to worry about. He said that was common especially on the larger engines.


Super glad I added the radio. I downloaded a bunch of hits from 1957 and it really completes the time machine experience.

Kirk, didn’t see your post until now. It’s the 2332.

Congrats Dragtek. I love the color combo. It really pops. I’m just loving this car. Over 2000 miles now on the odo. Really glad I got the 2332. This is my only manual trans car at the moment and it is so satisfying to row through the gears. Highly recommend the radio and heated seats options.

Although I bought the car for me and don’t really care what others think it is nice that the attention the car gets is always positive. I’ve had two more people ask if it was a Karmann Ghia 😀.

12-18 months…wow, guess I’m not surprised. It will be worth the wait.

@Dragtek posted:

Thank you. Will do, just gotta deal with that 12-18 month lead time now. ☹️

I wish I were only waiting 12-18 months…put an order in at Beck a few months back, 24 months 😬. Hopefully it’ll be sooner, but will understand if Carey and crew use every bit of lead time.
I have plenty to keep me busy, just moved into a new house and still have to build a shop along with the millions of odd projects that go with a new place.
I’m hoping to make a vacation trip up to Breman next summer, may even try to stop and meet Stan since I’ll be in his neighborhood visiting cousins, that is if he’s willing.

@SteveinAZ posted:

I wish I were only waiting 12-18 months…put an order in at Beck a few months back, 24 months 😬. Hopefully it’ll be sooner, but will understand if Carey and crew use every bit of lead time.
I have plenty to keep me busy, just moved into a new house and still have to build a shop along with the millions of odd projects that go with a new place.
I’m hoping to make a vacation trip up to Breman next summer, may even try to stop and meet Stan since I’ll be in his neighborhood visiting cousins, that is if he’s willing.

I too am ok with the lead time. It gives me time to smooth things over with the wife 😂. I grew up building Hondas, but always loved the timelessness of the speedster. I actually sold a Lexus RCF, snd my Tacoma recently and told the wifey that I’d need to replace it with a convertible again. I had a few s2000’s in the past and thought about building another one, but knew I’d still wish I had gotten the Speedster.

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