1957 Ragtop Project Car with paint
Painted horizon blue by professional restoration shop several years ago but car sat and touchup is needed in spots, one bubble area just rear of drivers door is biggest and included in pictures, handful of paint nicks on rest of body, mostly on front nose and rear apron edges but overall body is in really nice shape
Body and fenders are very clean and straight otherwise
Roofline and ragtop area are very clean and straight
Dash is uncut and very clean
Beautiful 4 tab hood and W decklid, great doors and fenders, some surface rust under fenders and underside front and rear
Horizon blue looks like the original color too based on rear seat area
Bullet fenders and hella headlamps
New front and rear bumpers still in package, bumper mounts, some ragtop parts, aluminum rails, old ragtop with front and rear metal inserts, new brake parts, some brake lines and cables and all front and rear shocks in boxes new all go with car
Engine is 36 hp and was rebuilt by professional VW shop several years ago
Again, this was a professional resto that was started and then dropped, so motor was rebuilt and body was done and painted, then sat
I am not sure about whether transmission was rebuilt, so please assume it was not
Pans are definitely rusty and both sides should probably be replaced. There is a three inch round hole on the drivers side under the seat now where I pushed my hand through tonight which shows in the last picture and the drivers rear floor has small holes and is cracked, so the drivers side definitely needs replacement. The battery tray looks okay on passenger side, but if you are doing the drivers side, you might as well do both. It costs the same to ship two pans as it does to ship one. Anyway, figure on two new pans. In the rear package shelf area under the oval, there are two small holes in the rising floor the size of nickels. The bottom side of the car front and rear has surface rust from sitting outside for several years. The front wheels look 1957 era but rears do not. The tires are dry rotted and serve only to move the car around.
Heater channels need to be cleaned up on surface, but seem solid. I will not make any promises on the heater channels, though. I do not know enough about them or VW's. I am more than happy to send more pictures of any area you want to see. Please come to look at the car and inspect it in person.
No seats or steering wheel, no exterior door handles, no glass except for rear oval window glass, a few hardware pieces for ragtop, a few badges, three rear seats but not sure of years.
Body appears to be 1957 from decoding on Samba. Pan also appears to be 1957, but not the same number - this is not a matching numbers car. Also, if I decoded right, engine appears to be 1958 code
New Jersey title on body, but this is not a "numbers matching" car
I can send you the numbers upon request so you can look them up for yourself
This is a great project car for right guy and real hard to find on East Coast
My son and I just bought it last week as a father/son project, but unfortunately we have to admit we have no experience with these VW cars and are in over our heads. If you know VW's, this would make an excellent start on a 1957 ragtop, especially if you like horizon blue
This car must be sold, so please bid accordingly
Responsibility of the winner to arrange for transport. I would be glad to help load the car on transporter and cooperate with a shipper. No warranty or guarantees come with the vehicle-sold as is where is. The vehicle is also for sale locally so I reserve the right to end this auction early.
Paypal deposit $500 within 48 hours of end of auction
Wire transfer bank to bank before turning over title or car - then we are both covered fairly.
Call or text or email Bernard with any questions. Thank you and have a good day. Good luck bidding. This is a great car and we are sad to have to sell it.
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A couple weeks ago, we watched a Chevrolet Silverado get dominated by a Dodge Ram Heavy Duty in a fullsize pickup tug-of-war, but in that truck's defense, Chevy's Vortec gas engine was no match for the torquey Cummins turbo diesel. For our next round of vehicular tug-of-war, a Duramax-powered Silverado HD takes on Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:15:00 EST
Now, on paper, putting the Duramax V8's 365 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque up against the V10's 310 hp and 553 lb-ft looks like an easy win for the Bowtie, but unfortunately, this battle has a similar result as the Dodge versus Chevy video, with the Silverado smoking its tires trying to move forward as it gets pulled backwards. Put another way: YouTube 2, Chevy Silverado 0.
It just goes to show, though, that big tires, bolt-on fender flares and goofy smoke stacks don't improve your towing abilities. Besides, what did the Silverado driver expect when the Touareg V10 TDI has towed a Boeing 747 in the past?
Volkswagen has followed up on a stop-sale order from earlier this month, announcing a voluntarily recall of 26,400 vehicles that are powered by the brand's 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new mill replaced the despised 2.5-liter five-cylinder in the Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle Convertible last year. Weirdly, though, of the 26,452 units covered in the recall, only 1,655 are customer vehicles.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:45:00 EST
According to VW, the affected models were built between February 1 and April 6 of this year, and feature bad O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler. Apparently, the faulty O-rings could cause a fluid leak, as they won't seal between the oil cooler and transmission. VW is blaming a material change from a supplier for the problem.
There have been no fires, injuries, accidents or fatalities relating to this issue, which VW will be fixing free of charge. Customers will need to report to dealers to have the O-rings replaced.
The upcoming version of the Volkswagen Golf R is nearly ready for prime time, if this video of the car flying around the Nürburgring is any indication. The all-wheel-drive R seems to make quick, neat work of the corners we see here, and sounds pretty devilish in the process.
Expectations are that the new Golf R will run a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (what else?), tuned to produce even more than the current car's 256 horsepower. (Some sources have indicated outputs as high as 286 horsepower, with 280 pound-feet of torque. It's still not clear if Volkswagen will bring the six-speed dual-clutch transmission to the US-spec Golf R in this next go-round or if we'll stick to having only... eh... the stick.
In either case - watching the video below will only whet your appetite for the new, highest performing member of the Golf family.