Slideshow Part5 Kaufdorf car graveyard Spring 2010
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and decided to clear it by court
order. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf locals and
more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to preserve the site
was started when an open day was held. The organisers expected about 50
people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz Messerli, whose father
founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected such interest. Our aim
is to preserve it for posterity as a national work of art."
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.
1962 VW Ragtop Beetle Test Drive
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1962-vw-beetle-ragtop/ to see this
beautifully restored 1962 VW Beetle for sale from Sunset Classics.
The color on this Sunroof Bug is perhaps my favorite color ever offered on
a classic Volkswagen: L380 Turquoise. Amazingly the turquoise on the
interior of the car is original paint! The dash face, the inside of the
doors, and the area above the windshield are in the same beautifully
applied coat of paint sprayed at the factory way back in February of 1962.
The exterior paint is very nice. All of the glass was removed when the
exterior of this bug was painted for a very thorough job. New window
rubber, new door rubber, new fender beading and new turn signal rubber were
all installed during reassembly. This was a thorough restoration and the
end result is the great-looking sunroof Beetle.
Please check out the full description, 2 photo galleries and more video at
the link above, and then give me a call to take her home!
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VW Beatle California look - Top Gear
Some Britsh guys and girls took a VW Beatle as a souvenir home after the
victory on Germany who didn't need any car caused of carpet bombing. They
made out sunny cars of them.
Here safe at home they give this severe nasty looking VW a SoCal, a sunny
car look. Now they would be able getting started picking up enthusiastic
girls around the beach area.
That car became a Beatle it wouldn't hurt the English man any more. It
wasn't a battle ship any longer.
History: After rebuilding their Germany it starts producing VW's again
including the Kdf car pre-designed by Hitler.
It became a real plague. Millions of them were driving everywhere around
the world. No body could stop them.
Even the police. In Nehterlands and Amsterdam the Police drove them. But
nowadys again. If you call Dutch of German Police for help soon a VW will
Wheeler Dealers SAAB 900 Turbo Del 1
Den professionella bilhandlaren Mike Brewer har en budget på ett par tusen
pund och hans uppgift är att hitta en begagnad bil med lite skavanker på.
Som sedan hans topp mekaniker Ed China fixar till topp skick, och sedan
säljs bilen med förhoppningen att tjäna lite pengar på jobbet. I detta
avsnittet renoverar de en SAAB 900 turbo.
Some essential advice before buying a used car according to Mike Brewer Wheeler Dealers
" If you're in a market for a used car you might want this old Ferrari 308.
They aren't just folding. There are a few things that you should do if we
set off to go and buy a car. The first of which is to use your phone, maybe
your landline or your mobile phone, and phone with data service. Somebody
like HPI or the AA, and they can give you all the information you would
need to know whether the car is pretty involved in any accidents, whether
the police have got an interest, but more importantly, if it's got any
finance outstanding. Now, the only information you need to give him is a
registration number of a car. And if you can, get the chassis number of the
owner as well. That way, you can find out that the car you're buying is
genuine rather than setting off to go [unk] in the first place. All it cost
is the same price as a tanker fuel, and it's the best money you'll ever
spend. Secondly, when you arrive to go and see the car, make sure that the
car has not been previously rammed before you got there. What I mean by
that is put your hand on the body, although dirty on this Ferrari, or look
can be stupid because the engine on this car is down the back. So, when I
do get to the car, I can put the key in ignition and see if there's any
nasty fumes or black smoke coming out the Exhaust pipe. Now, the other thing to do is when
you do go and see a vehicle, make sure that the paperwork tallies to the
place where you're actually standing. You'd be amazed of the amount of
people who buy a car from the petrol station or from a pump carpark. What
you should do, is when you go and see a vehicle, make sure that the
paperwork says you'll stand in the barn any town. Make sure you all stand
in at the barn any town to come and see the car. That way, you know that
you're buying a genuine car of a genuine owner. Now, when you do finally
get there, and you've checked that it's not been previously rammed, you're
standing in the right place, and you've done your days check, don't let
your heart rule your head because you can't get carried away, especially
with something as evocative as this lovely 308 GT4. You want to make sure
that you've got yourself a price and stick to it. Don't go above it;
otherwise, you could end up to shell your money out forever in a day to
keep that thing on the road. If the car has got any outstanding finance,
then make sure you speak to the finance company before you go to see the
vehicle and find out what that settlement figure should be. That way, you
can give the owner the balance of the vehicle that you've agreed to
purchase it from, and send the settlement figure directly to the finance
company. That way, you know it's been paid. Other than that, happy
vw beetle documentary Classic Wheels (1/3)
This documentary gives a nice overview of the history of the volkswagen
beetle. It contains unique footage of Ferdinand Porsche standing near a
pre-war beetle. Before the war this was called the KdF Wagen.
The documentary was broadcast by Discovery Channel in 2004.
Check out Airhead Parts and KGPR on Discovery UK! We're on with Mike
Brewer's "Wheeler Dealers", providing parts for their refresh of a 1969
Karmann Ghia Cabriolet. KGPR owner, Scott Dempster's own 1969 Cabrio is
featured in the episode set to air in late October. As soon as the date
and time is confirmed, I'll post it here. Also be on the lookout for a
HotVWs article on the filming of the episode.
In the meantime, here's a video of Mike taking the Airhead Parts in-house
built 2332 FI turbo Super Beetle for a
spin, after Scott asks him a little bit about his background. *Spoiler
alert* He likes it ;)
Mikes website, and link to his blog here:
The Wheeler Dealer Discovery page is here:
And of course, we hang out here:
That's all for now