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the TAYCO Sponsored NHRA race beetle is for sale, i have a limited time one shot offer for all you nostalgia freaks here in Europe! FIRST 2000EURO'S TAKES THE CAR!!! (ad shipping from L.A. if you want to enjoy the car on this side of the ocean... still a good deal!)

i have no room for yet another project car, but if anyone wants it, it's now or never!

(only thing not included in this 2000euro offer is the decklid)

http://kobus.skynetblogs.be/archive-month/2005-01

Tayco sponsored ex-Bug-In drag car -
Old Bug In + NHRA drag bug......from the 1970s
Sponsored by Tayco
B/ MV (modified compact)
class winner, national record holder
centerlines all around
roll cage
Porsche 901 transmission with Deano modified Datsun axles
no motor
this is a real Bug In car that also ran the Winternationals at Pomona
Picture is from page 104 of Keith Suemes Cal Look book ,
car is now painted red but you can see the original paint underneath
was later owned and raced by John Fawley - President of DVB club in Orange County
a real piece of Cal Look history that needs someone to put it back to its former glory
easy to make into a street car and race again.......................
 

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Yea heres another one that will go across the pond!!

We seem to build better, faster race cars and the Europeans seem to like racing our hand me downs better than new stuff
 

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ErikTheRed said:
Welcome Keith!

Thanks for the correction on that, I thought I remember hearing the car had gone overseas.
So this is where you're hiding! I'll stay off politics if you do ;D ;D

As far as I know, the car still belongs to Chris Morley, who's been trying to sell it forever. Kobus in Belgium placed the advert on Chris's behalf. There's been little interest in it because a) it's a late-model and b) it no longer looks like this, thanks to a repaint. Maybe it will end up overseas one day, but that would only be because no American enthusiast has stepped up despite it being advertised in the US for years. I'd love to see it restored back to original by a Yank but I guess the problem would be, what to do with it then? At least in Europe there are plenty of opportunities to drive these old cars.
 

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Keith S said:
So this is where you're hiding! I'll stay off politics if you do ;D ;D
Keith, you KNOW I can't stay off politics. ;) We have a section just for that stuff......... and it happens ONLY in that section. I've pledged never to take any political banter out of the Politics/Religion section.

As far as I know, the car still belongs to Chris Morley, who's been trying to sell it forever. Kobus in Belgium placed the advert on Chris's behalf. There's been little interest in it because a) it's a late-model and b) it no longer looks like this, thanks to a repaint. Maybe it will end up overseas one day, but that would only be because no American enthusiast has stepped up despite it being advertised in the US for years. I'd love to see it restored back to original by a Yank but I guess the problem would be, what to do with it then? At least in Europe there are plenty of opportunities to drive these old cars.
Good to know. I wish him luck on the sale....... maybe he should consider repainting it himself to help it sell? Would be a challenge to find all those stickers though. ;)
 
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