V8 Beetle

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IndianaJones
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V8 Beetle

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 14 Feb 2016, 17:04

Saw this on OLX...

V8 Beetle (Chev V8, manual)
http://www.olx.co.za/ad/v8-beetle-to-sw ... c764487ee9
R90000 neg

I know there have been a few V8 Beetles in SA, CAR Magazine tested one built by Peter Michaels for a Hot Rod & Speed Exhibition in Cape Town in it's January 1969 issue, it was powered by a Chrysler 383 V8 and 2-spd auto.
http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/71114016 ... _1969.html
http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopic.php?t=24752

But this one in the ad could have some interesting history, it seems a lot like one built and raced by Robbie Rushforth of Rushforth Service Station (Rhodesia) around 1972 - 1974.
http://www.classiccarsinrhodesia.co.za/Makes/VW.html
http://www.classiccarsinrhodesia.co.za/ ... eaton.html
http://www.classiccarsinrhodesia.co.za/ ... Green.html
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Re: V8 Beetle

Post by sidedraught » Mon 15 Feb 2016, 09:06

That is truly the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Kill it with fire!

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Re: V8 Beetle

Post by johan wepener » Mon 15 Feb 2016, 10:22

Agree. To call it ugly is in fact a compliment.

Poor Beetle. Raped. Valued at R90,000? Never.

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Re: V8 Beetle

Post by colin davids » Mon 15 Feb 2016, 16:50

Dont think it was built to be pretty guys.Only effective.Thanks for the great period pics indy. That does look like the same car.Very interesting.
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