posted at the Cohort by Pikesta (shot in South Africa)
…yes he is.
But what would humanity be without our dreams?
He surely needs dreaming. Not even an engine under that hood….
“Hey everyone, I found a place that isn’t rusted! Come lookee here!”
It’s a VW. There is nothing you can’t fix for $100. But there are hundreds of things you have to fix.
Been there, done that & recovered:
Of course, I would have been ahead to just buy a nice VW in the first place same as this guy…
“Hey, people! I’m not fixing the car; my buddy backed into me and pinned me against the wall! Why isn’t anybody helping? Hello?!”
“All she needs is a battery and she’s good to go.”
the Karmann Ghia rolled backwards and squeezed him tight between its rear bumper and the wall, right?
Hey, I think I’ve finally found the water leak.
“Now that the roof is done, I’m going to get down to some serious wrenching”
Been that guy.
He paid seven hundred for it, so proud. A flurry of activity those first weeks. Got the wheels from Eddie. Javier has an engine that can be made to run. George knows a guy with a transaxle for cheap. Then someone, jerkass, stole the trunk lid. Damn.
Four years later he sells it for seven hundred.
“Four years later he sells it for $350.”
There – fixed that for you. 🙂
“It’s not XR7Matt, it’s XR7Matt’s South African cousin!”
Imagine the breeze effect at full speed- who needs aircon? The rest will buff out.
Been there done that. Bought a ’66 Corvair Corsa. No engine, transaxle or interior, but a solid body for the Midwest. Back in the early ’80’s. I have it and it runs and is road worthy today. 140hp and 4 speed. Most of the interior but still no headliner yet. In hindsight it was a bad move by a young dumb kid with passion but hey?
Been there. Done that. Got the scars; the T-Shirt been reduced to rags.
Man, I did an awesome job cleaning the windows!
RHD ‘Ghia is worth saving IMO .
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