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True T3 barn find! For Sale

Discussion in 'Kombi Spotting' started by BackintheDak, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. BackintheDak

    BackintheDak Member

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    I don't have pictures, I don't have many details but I have contact info and a starting price of $3000.
    I came across a T3 bus in a shed in Hobart, all I can say is it has chrome bumpers, two tone orange and cream paint job. It looks totally standard from what I could see and I was told it has been sitting in the shed for at least the ten years.

    It has seats as per factory and I think the badge on the back says "BUS"

    It also has a thick layer of dust all over.

    I am not in a position to buy another but I though someone else might be looking.
     
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  2. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Ripper find. Know the feeling. I found a '72 1302 in my shed just a few weeks ago. For the life of me couldn't remember where I put it all those years ago.
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    You must have a BIG shed!
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Or a REALLY bad memory
     
  5. BackintheDak

    BackintheDak Member

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    Bah Hahh!
    Too many Kombi Convoys at the Nimbin Mardigrass!!!
     
  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Beware of water cooled T3's sitting for long times as the coolant becomes the enemy and causes corrosion to the heads, studs and case, water pump. Especially bad if didn't have correct coolant in it when parked up.
     
  7. BackintheDak

    BackintheDak Member

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    I think it is air cooled, no lower grill on front
     
  8. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes it should be aircooled - Bus should have the 2 rows of full seats - probably in brown vinyl with no headrests ;)
     
  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    When you get it - pull the fuel tank out and give it a good clean - after sitting that long the fuel will be like resin and clog the pump and injectors.

    You may actually need to replace it as they often rust out.

    Otherwise if its straight, non rusty and all works it would be a bargain.
     
  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Better buy it now.
    Everyone has multiple vw so might as well get in at the right price.:cool:
     
  11. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Neither (possibly). Found it when I took the rusty old roof off my 1920's single car garage. Also found 2 Spanish Bultaco Sherpa T and Alpina's, an old Honda, a 500cc single Enfield (pre-single) and a BMW. I knew where the the trusty Triumph Bonneville was - it's registered and roadworthy.
     
  12. Andy.

    Andy. Active Member

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    Wow!! Where are the pics of that find??? Love old bikes, that is a real mix of breeds!!
     
  13. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Mixed breeds?
    That's a mongrel ,isn't it.

    Or what one mutters when stupid enough to dismantle 2 or more at same time and not box the bits :)
     
  14. Andy.

    Andy. Active Member

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    Mix of breeds, not mixed breed........
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I think you should.....even if you park it up undercover for the next 5-10 years.

    It will only go up in value. ;)
     
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  16. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Don't want to sell one of the Alpina's?
     
  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I'll take the 'T'. Had one 45 years ago!
    Cheers
     
  18. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys, Señor Bulto's masterpieces have already been moved on to new owners (didn't think to ask here). Down sizing, decluttering, simplifying, - geez it hurt to see them go. The Triumph and Enfield will stay, the BMW is to go (I think) and the Honda has gone as well.
     
  19. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Rob, my son and his girlfriend are into BMW’s.....he’s currently on an R65....not sure about her’s.
    If you are going to move the bmer on, please let me know.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  20. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Mark, OK the BMW needs a new life and home. It's an R65-83A with with 67k on the clock, has a fairing, rack and panniers. Was last registered and ridden in 2007, been in storage ever since. Consequently I see it as a repairs or spares bike. Let me know is there is any interest and I'll organise photos and stuff
     

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