1968 VW Beetle Convertible
This car has just been finished, and shows really well. I picked the car up as a basket case project that had bodywork started, a convertible top, most convertible parts sold during build, and had been sitting for a few years. Things happen when a car goes in for paint, car don’t always end up getting done when parts are sold off, and this is one of the lucky ones that went back together with the help of my parts inventory. I have been building old Vdubs for a bit and had enough parts laying around to build the car back.
The paint is a Mopar color, Crystal Granite Pearl (PAU), base-coat/clear-coat, out of the Sherwin Williams 7000 Ultra line. The car has a complete rubber kit, new stainless trim, running boards, upgraded canvas top, side mirrors, German VW hood emblem, jack plugs, and early bumper blades. There was an impact to the front of the car at some point, and does show signs of repair if you look closely. The car has been detailed from top to bottom and show well from any angle.
The interior was left pretty much stock with an earlier feel to it. The dash pad has been removed as have the fresh air ducts giving it more of a 1967 look. The carpet, floor insulation, door panels, glove box, steering wheel, signal, and ignition are new. The speedometer was taken apart and cleaned, and the car has a completely new wiring harness. Yes! Everything works, even the horn, wipers, and dome light! The trunk has a reproduction truck liner, all new filler line and breather hoses (with clamps), and a Empi wiring cover. The jack was taken apart, blasted, painted, and re-assembled. Matching, PAU painted spare, with 135r15 in case you get a flat.
The engine is a 1600cc single-port engine that was rebuild a few years back. It runs great, has had a new flywheel, clutch pack, trough-out, exhaust, carburetor rebuild, 30/31 Pict, 009 distributor, Bosch Point, Bosch condenser, Bosch Cap, Bosch wires, Bosch blue coil, new Contitech belt, tin paint, engine bay seals, tar board insulation, and OEM stickers. This engine bay looks like it was on a showroom floor! This is the easy place to spot a car that hasn’t been taken apart for paint. The shroud was converted to a new 36hp unit for an earlier appearance. The transmission is a rebuilt 1967 unit that had the axles swapped, new seals, boots, and all mounts.
The car is running a 4” narrowed front beam without shocks, new shocks on the rear, and rides pretty nice. It sits low, but isn’t a stiff or bouncy ride. The brakes are all new, bearings, seals, shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders, rubber hoses, and master cylinder. New Porsche replica 2.0l, 914, wheels with Wolfsburg center caps. There are a few original pieces on the car, but most everything has been gone over, cleaned, detailed, or replaced.
This is a fresh build and not a car that was built 15 to 20 years ago. Older restorations have dried out rubber, engine seals, upholstery, and everything is in need of being replaced again in another restoration? You won’t be able to build the same car for what I am asking and you won’t have to wait to restore the car before you start enjoying it! I also have a couple more convertibles to build if you miss out on this beauty or would like me to build one to your specs.
I also have a couple more convertibles and a couple sedans to build if you miss out on this beauty or would like me to build one to your specs. The next build is a 1957 VW Beetle, OG Black with red interior, stay tuned. Check out my website to see some of the build pictures on this car, vehicles for sale, projects, and upcoming vehicles.
2007 Honda Element SC
This is the first year of the SC and the 5-Speed for the Element. The newer models discontinued the 5-speed and only offer the SC with an automatic. Here is your chance to own a great little car and has some style to it.
The 2007 Element received a mild refresh, which included 10hp increase to 166hp. The front seat belts shoulder mounting location was relocated to the front seat backs rather than the rear doors allowing rear-seat occupants to exit the vehicle without a front occupant having to unbuckle. Side airbags became standard, as did VSA electronic stability control. The plastic latticework grille was replaced by silver-colored slats.
A new trim level called the SC was offered with a different front bumper and grille, lowered suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps, “tribal print” seat fabric, center console, and carpeted floors in the seating areas. Unlike the other trim packages, the SC had a non-removable center console and was unavailable with all-wheel drive.
The car is in great mechanical condition and has a lot of recent maintenance work done. The car has 205k miles. The clutch was done 5k miles ago and the tires have about 7500 miles on them now. There are newer 225/55R18 102V XL Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 tires, drilled & slotted rotors, all four ABS sensors, Beck Arnley lower a-arms, Beck Arnley ball-joints, Moog sway-bar links front, Genuine Honda sway-bar links in the rear, Maxpeedingrods double adjustable coil-overs front and rear, adjustable rear camber bars, Luk flywheel, Luk clutch disk and pressure plate, Luk clutch master cylinder, Luk clutch slave cylinder and boot, Luk throw-out bearing, AC Delco serpentine belt & tensioner, A/C bearing, Beck Arnley engine mounts, Remy alternator, battery, power steering pump, water pump, thermostat, MAS, plugs, wires, air filter, and Bosch Ion wiper blades. The car comes with two keys and fobs (hard to find with Elements for sale these days).
The exterior is in decent shape for the age and doesn’t have any major issues. There is a rip in the front and rear valances, and miscellaneous dings. There is also light hail damage on the hood and top. The interior is in real nice shape and the driver’s seat is starting to show some wear on the lower bolster. I recovered the center console, but the lid hinge is broken, and the Genuine Honda floor mats are new. I have an AWD EX as well and believe that they sound system is quite a bit better in the SC. I am not sure if the speakers were replaced or if they gave the SC and upgrade, but it sounds good. This is an all-around nice, fun car to drive that has had enough stuff replaced to keep you going for quite a while.
1942 Ford Tudor
This is a military police car that was used during WWII and is still fairly complete. The car does have some damage here and there, but overall doesn’t have much for rust anywhere other than the rear tool shelf and in the fender (typical lower fender rust). The interior is all still there and this car is not beyond saving. The map light and all of the switches are still under the dash for the police accessories. If you are working on another project this just might be all the pieces and parts you are looking for to make your car complete! No title, Bill of Sale only.
1947 Ford Tudor
Rust free CO car that still has factory paint on the firewall! This car is all original with a V8 engine that was running a few years back. Everything is here with the car and it would make an excellent restoration or street rod, and it would make an excellent restoration or street rod. Would make for an excellent winter project!
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2003 Suzuki SV650
This is a great running and riding bike! There is plenty of tread on the tires, and it has after market aluminum mirrors, fairing, and exhaust.
The bike has been lowered with lowering links for smaller rider, but does come with the factory links if you want to put it back to stock. There are two bolts and it’s pretty easy to swap them out. There is still adjustment with the factory spring for fine tuning of the rear suspension.
For a little older bike, this thing has always fired up right away and ran great. We have another older Suzuki with 10k less that takes a little coaxing to get going every time, and this one always seems to amaze me with how well it runs!
This bike is not perfect, but still very presentable for its age. It does have some marks from being on the ground at some point, but it looks more like it was tipped over in the garage. It has very minor dents and nothing major. The seat is perfect and the bike has been stored inside by myself and the previous owner. Everything works and I have never had any issues with the bike.
This bike was named as Cycle World magazine’s Best Standard Motorcycle and Motorcyclist magazine’s Best Bang for the Buck in 2006. The Suzuki SV650, being a naked bike, offers its own unique styling and performance featuring a single round headlight, tubular handlebars and a more upright riding position. This is the first year for the SV650!
With one ride on the SV650 and you will definitely be hooked! It combines sharp, lightweight handling with an all-day riding comfort you will love. And the thrills really begin when you twist the throttle with its exceptional engine performance. It has a fuel-injected V-twin power plant offers quick throttle response, strong torque and a wide power band making this a great all-around bike.
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