1965 Original Paint Beetle Wanted

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1965 Original Paint Beetle Wanted

Postby GTV » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:52 pm

Insurance came through on the garage fire. Of course it is only a fraction of what was lost, but I'd like to make the most of it. I'm on the lookout for an original paint 1965 Beetle. No repaints, no convertibles, no baja's. Any color except Panama Beige.

I *might* consider a 66 if it checks all the right boxes, but I'm pretty keen on a 65.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: 1965 Original Paint Beetle Wanted

Postby Bret » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:26 pm

GTV wrote:Any color except Panama Beige.


Hater. Wink

Naw. I'm just messing with you. I saw your ad earlier on samba. I am in the same boat as you. It is the ugliest of the 65 colors, but when all patinad out and losing a big of the yellow/green tinge, its not terrible. But there is a reason why you never see people repainting their 65's that color.

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Re: 1965 Original Paint Beetle Wanted

Postby GTV » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:35 pm

I just can't do it! My first car was a Savannah Beige 67, I've never liked beige. Your car is definitely the best Panama Beige car out there.
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Re: 1965 Original Paint Beetle Wanted

Postby Bret » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:52 am

GTV wrote:I just can't do it! My first car was a Savannah Beige 67, I've never liked beige. Your car is definitely the best Panama Beige car out there.


See I am the opposite. I dig the beige's. For some reason I dig the subtle colors as it makes the cars look more simple. It depends on the stance and wheels though. I dig both Savannah Beige (67) and Sea Sand (66), but Panama Beige.....yeah......no. :-&

But to your original post, I like almost all of the other colors for 65-66. Sea Blue, Pearl White, Ruby Red, Java Green are all awesome colors in my opinion. But I am biased. I like 65-67 bugs.

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Re: 1965 Original Paint Beetle Wanted

Postby GTV » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:27 pm

Same here with the 65-67's. I like the airy feeling the bigger 65+ glass gives, but they are still old enough for classy details like early bumpers, steel dash, long hood, etc.

I haven't seen anything out there that catches my eye yet. Everything is either beat up and cheap or restored and they want $10k+ for it. I need to be patient but I know that money doesn't sit around for long, it will end up in a hundred other places by the time the right car comes along.
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Re: 1965 Original Paint Beetle Wanted

Postby GTV » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:40 pm

Still looking...
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