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  • [For Sale: Car] 1977 Cal Look Beetle

    I've decided to sell my fully restored Cal Look Beetle.

    For some insight please look up the thread on the restoration

    I first saw this Beetle back in 1989 when I was on school holidays in my aunt's house in Dundrum. Once it drove by me I knew I had to follow it so I ran after it and found the owner's house. From that time on I knew I had it but time passed and the car disappeared. I put up a wanted ad an through total luck I found it in Newtownmountkennedy in Wicklow back in 2012. What followed was a total nut and bolt restoration costing way more than I ever thought and taking a few years longer than I hoped but I wanted it to be right. I have sourced many NOS parts like the Rossi headlights, Baby Tornado Mirrors, gauges etc. Thankfully the interior is the same new interior that was ordered and fitted back in the 1980's, needing only a refurb and valet. I didn't hold back when parts were needed, for example, a brand new passenger door was ordered at a cost of over 450 - I think it was the last door available in Ireland so I was lucky to get it.
    The build up was followed in Volksworld Magazine in the Staff Projects section and it has been on display at the 2017 Volksworld Show in Sandown Park.

    This has been a no-expense spared restoration and I'm very proud to have saved this iconic Cal Look Beetle, the first proper full-on Cal Look in Ireland all those years ago. The Cal Look has go as well as show thanks to the 1776cc twin carb engine, which has been stripped and fully detailed too.

    I have a set of 5.5" Porsche Fuch replicas, chrome and not polish. These Midlands Wheels rims are an excellent replica and would look great under the arches. If they float your boat they can go with the Cal Look for a few quid more.

    These are the specs and as you'll see, it's a lot of car for not a lot of money. There are very few Beetles that you can trace ownership back as far as this, especially with countless photographs and appearances on TV and in magazines. I'd love to keep it but having invested so much time and money to get this project restored to such a high standard, I feel it's now time for a new owner to take the keys.

    One thing to note is that the feature in Volksworld Magazine is coming up very soon so if you buy it before it goes to print you will be named as the owner.

    • 1980s Cal Look style
    • Body-Off restoration
    • Dechromed bodywork
    • Pre-67 panels
    • NOS rossi headlamps with integrated indicators
    • One-piece windows
    • Shaved bonnet handle
    • Stainless steel blade bumpers, colour coded on the insides
    • Colour coded NOS fibreglass running boards
    • Grafted in engine lid louvre behind raised us style number plate
    • Colour coded door handles
    • NOS Cal look script
    • NOS Baby Tornado Mirrors

    • Bead blasted, etch primed, primed and painted suspension components throughout
    • Adjustable Beam up front with front coil over shock absorber with chrome plated springs
    • Lowered by 1 spline on the rear
    • 1987 Corbeau GT Seats with fishnet headrests
    • Door cards upholstered in matching material (1987)
    • Rear seats upholstered in matching material with vinyl edging (1987)
    • Rear parcel shelf covered in matching material and fitted with 1980s Pioneer speakers (1987)
    • Mountney 3 spoke steering wheel
    • Smoothed dash
    • KARI under dash shelf
    • Tachometer, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature gauges
    • Sound deadening throughout
    • New black carpet set
    • Scat Shifter
    • Chrome handbrake handle w/black handle
    • SCAT chrome window winder handles
    • SCAT chrome door locks
    • Chrome pedal covers
    Wheels & Tyres:
    • Colour Coded ATS rims with chrome knock-offs and chrome bolts
    • Front tyres: 175/60/15
    • Rear tyres: 185/65/15
    • Discs up front
    • Drums on rear
    • 1776cc engine
    • Twin 44IDF carbs with velocity stacks.
    • Ported and polished heads and match ported manifolds
    • Engle 120 camshaft
    • Vented rocker covers
    • Claude Buggies deep sump
    • K&N Remote oil filter
    • EMPI breather box
    • Alternator
    • 009 Distribotor
    • 30 hp doghouse fan shroud
    • Alloy oil filler neck
    • Colour coded tinware
    • Yellow dress-up kit.
    • SSP Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Gearbox mounted fuel filter bracket
    The price I am asking is only a fraction of what I have spent. At just 9,500, this price represents excellent value for money.

    If you are interested, drop me a PM, email or give me a shout on the telebong 0861665577

    Thanks for reading my ad.


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    Last edited by Coxy; 24-04-2019, 10:16 PM.

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    • #3
      That's deadly Paul I won't want to sell it now
      Last edited by Coxy; 24-04-2019, 08:01 PM.


      • #4
        Deposit taken.


        • #5
          Well done, I knew it wouldn't take long before it sold!
          There are two types of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.


          • #6
            Thanks Trev




            • #7
              Well done - the free Ray-Bans must have helped with the sale

              Someone got a good little car - congrats to all.


              • #8
                Superb! Alot of car for the money....


                • #9
                  That's a fantastic deal - someone getting a great set of wheels. Well done!



                  • #10
                    Well done on the sale Coxy


                    • #11
                      Thanks Michael and thanks for all your help.




                      • #12
                        Well done Coxy, knew it would be snapped up...


                        • #13
                          Thanks Darren. Jimmy the Tow is bringing it to Dublin as we speak. A little sad to see it going off today on the truck but the new owner is going to love it.




                          • #14
                            SPOTTED 307-EZC Came out of Hillcrest Park and drove down Ballygall Rd E. at 11.10 am 5/5/19 Taking great care going over speed bumps.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Coxy View Post
                              Thanks Darren. Jimmy the Tow is bringing it to Dublin as we speak. A little sad to see it going off today on the truck but the new owner is going to love it.
                              you will regret this some day i know i done the same