Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Steve has been recently working on this 61, his latest project, which keeps his 1303 Karmann Cabriolet company in his garage.
The car is a RHD Gulf Blue bug, equipped with Original EMPI Sprintstars, GTV steering wheel, a Berg locking shifter, EMPI decklid, T-bars, original pop outs and a full set of Autometer gauges. To give them something to keep an eye on Steve will be fitting a shot stroke screamer in the back, details to be decided yet but will either be an 1835 or 1914 motor running through a John Walklett built swing axle gearbox, and a set of disc brakes to haul it all back down from warp speed.
Here's Gary's car. His project is based on a 1974 'Big' Special Edition 1303 Bug, which required much bodywork before the mods could start. It features such niceties as Porsche 944 disc brakes all round, A rare Hewland Mk.9 straight cut dog box with F2 shafts and Quaife ATB diff, full coilover suspension, uniballed at the rear, a Rathbone Racing rollcage and 8 & 10" wide Porsche 3 piece split rims. the car will be receiving a 2054cc Type 1 engine, and is destined to be raced around corners rather than our more usual straight lines! Gary will, however, be taking to the strip as well before long.