The ad says that the drivetrain has 4,000 miles under its belt but doesn’t give the total mileage for the car itself. The bodywork doesn’t give any indication either as it looks to be clean and without issue. The forward side-markers have been removed and filled in and the car rolls on factory steelies as offered. A set of BBS alloys could be added to the purchase if you’re into such things. … [Read more...] about At $8,000, Is This R32-Swapped 1987 VW Jetta A Total Coupe De Grâce?
Notchbacks did make their way into the U.S., brought back by servicemen, following ex-pat Canadians, and waddling their way across the Mexican border, after being won in back-room Tijuana poker games. This 1963 Type 3 Notchback was probably originally built at VW's Wolfsburg plant, out of which it carried the 43-bhp 1,493-cc engine. That paucity of power may seem a detriment until you peek under the car's skirt to ogle its swing-axle rear-end. That can be rectified with the addition of a later rear-end set up, and in fact many of the early Type 3s see such updates, along with lowered suspensions and interiors out of a Nevada bordello. This car, however, seems mostly original. … [Read more...] about Put a Notch on Your Belt for $5,400
As an example, here’s a nice bit on his early days of car tuning. Ward explains he had just done his first major change to the car, setting it up in a way that most of us (at least, most of us with no experience) would expect to do. It didn’t go great: … [Read more...] about What’s Your Secret Internet Car How-To?
PJ: All our Jeeps go through a 19-inch target across the whole vehicle. That forces you to look at how you seal up the underbody, how the air induction system functions, where you have sealed connectors, how you vent something, how plugs are sealed. All Jeeps have the same threshold that we designate as a water plane and we test to that. We look at everything below that line and say, "Ok, it's gotta handle water." … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?
In this case, Kramer sings about a stationmaster whose Volksie Syncro is put to the test when a couple of bandits run off with a bicycle. It’s a whimsical little tale and it gives as much of a glimpse into rural Afrikaaner life as it does into the capabilities of the van. It’s delightful to watch and Kramer’s accent is fun too. … [Read more...] about A Volkswagen T3 Syncro Is What You Need To Stop The Bike Thieves In the South African Bush