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T3 Prices

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Luckyphil, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Wonder how much I could flip my rather rusty dual cab for?? :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Lots by the sound of it :D
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Usual story.
    Gotta find the idiot with no brains and easy cash.

    Hopefully the flipper with the single gets stuck with it :D
     
  4. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that would be true justice.

    He is apparently a T4/ T5 loving Veedubber so the T3 ute is probably not his thing. But I am sure he could sell it for more than what he paid for it - just not $10k...but who knows?
    There are not many of them around and if someone desperately wants one - there are very few options out there.
     
  5. Mike Marsh

    Mike Marsh New Member

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    Thanks! As I spend a lot of time in Europe (I'm in Bulgaria at the moment) and they do free shipping to the UK where I also have a base, I could bring a VC back with me in my suitcase :) And take the old one back for my deposit return, on the next trip. €650 is about AU$1000, so *if* it's only that, I would definitely return it to original condition. I will see if my stepdad can shed any light on what was removed and what is "in the shed".
     
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  6. Mike Marsh

    Mike Marsh New Member

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    Cheers Nils, and Luckyphil.... like I said to syncro, I'll see if my (non mechanical) stepdad can shed any light, and let you know.
     
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  7. Mike Marsh

    Mike Marsh New Member

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    OK, so here we have an update from my stepdad: "The front driveshaft for the Kombi is here and that is all we got back from the VW man in Albany. He told us that the front diff was the problem and it would be very expensive to fix. He took off the front driveshaft and that is how it has been going for quite a while. " No specific reference to the VC - is it part of "the drive shaft" do you suppose?o_O

    At least it was done in Albany - I had thought it was over in Victoria somewhere - so maybe I ca n find the guy who did it.

    I'm reasonably mechanically competent though no Syncro buff, but it sounds to me that if the diff was cactus then removing the driveshaft wouldn't solve the problem - so maybe the VW man in Albany was using "diff"in the generic sense when talking to two old non technical customers? It seems anyway that I won't be able to get much further until it can be properly inspected. But he said the aircon hasn't worked for a while either, and when he had a look behind the panel the wiring was "like a power station" :eek: So with the front transmission issue, the aircon, and the seatbelts and compliance to be attended to, I'm thinking the $10k is a fair price. It's going to cost several thousand to get it up to scratch, even assuming a general tidy up is all it needs apart from the listed items above, and it seems to me they are worth somewhere in the high teens in good running nick but not restored and not kitted out as a camper. Thanks for the input and I will certainly keep you posted. :)
     
  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The VC is in with the front diff. I agree with your opinion and suspect the VC has gone tight.

    Most T3 air cons don't work.
     
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  9. Lenzy

    Lenzy Member

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    I am about to start a clean up on this 82 air cooled caravelle. Hopefully some update pics soon and get it running after a rest.

    caravelle.jpg
     
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  10. Dubstepper

    Dubstepper Member

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    Ahhh, last Monday there was an apparently sound 1990 T3 going for $5k in Currimundi! I was gonna buy it just for the front seats, but it was gone in 60 seconds..
     
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  11. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps Vin Diesel stole it
     
  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Getting up there!! Asking could be different to selling price I suspect
    Screenshot_20210108-071858_Carsales.jpg
     
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  13. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    The guy is dreaming. Carefully read the advert. Dosnt read like a quality resto. That engine is a gas guzzler. Its not an original low klms vehicle its been sort of restored. All of this would dictate a sub 30k price and that is only because its a syncro otherwise would be less again. Just my opinion.
     
  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OK :confused: ..... one photo is date stamped 19/08/2018 - how old are the others :rolleyes: ..... nothing like aiming high :eek:
     
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