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How much are Country Buggy's going for?

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by StevieVW, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    I've done a bit of reading and going off what I've Read there were 1,956 of them produced. So not a very big number. I might have found one and the question I must ask is how much do they go for, Donk-less? I know they're not the best looking think but they have a strange appeal. They'd go alot of places too! So what are your thoughts?
     
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  2. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    I am a massive fan of country buggies... I saw a few at the recent DOVW in Melbourne... and I so want one!

    They come up occasionally... the last one I saw on eBay was last November.. it went for only 3 or 4,000 IIRC (my memory is hazy... wasn't much tho', but I can't remember the details - but I liked it) I wish I could've afforded it at the time.
     
  3. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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  4. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Woz This now needs to be given some thought.

    They are so very nice. I need to ask if there is any OT going at work...
     
  5. Alice in Kombiland

    Alice in Kombiland Well-Known Member

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    Oh my God!!! Death trap...they look sooooo dangerous.
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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  7. Vanders

    Vanders Active Member

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    There's one for sale in Launceston at the moment. A complete waste of time really as a restorer, and only good for parts as it has been butchered and there are some major bits missing, along with major rust. I checked it out a few weeks ago. Check the CB threads on AVD for more info.

    He wants $5000 when it is actually worth about $500. Here's some pics.

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  8. Archeress

    Archeress Guest

    excuse my ignorance but do they have standard beetle engines? or something different.
    If you own one would any old mechanic be scratching his head if he had to repair one? and what are replacement parts like to get?
    Wouldnt mind one.
     
  9. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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  10. Vanders

    Vanders Active Member

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    Standard beetle floorpan, and pretty much standard engine. VW Aus were only allowed to use parts currently in use, so most parts are interchangeable with beetles and kombis.
     
  11. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Thats where I read about them Syncro. Good article that.
     
  12. Schmoburger

    Schmoburger Active Member

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    No more dangerous than a Moke! :cool: :D
     
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  13. Griffin

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    I'm on the look out for a country buggy to go with my splitty if anyone knows of anything, ideally a project please
    Thanks in advance
     
  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  15. PUCH 1HM

    PUCH 1HM Member

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    I sold my Country Buggy around 3 years ago was all original restoration. If looking for one it's very hard to find one that still run the kombi reduction hubs, most I have had anything to do with all have had the rear hubs removed and replaced with beetle ends don't know why. The biggest problem with them is RUST they rust everywhere as there was no primer at all inside the box sections and most being roofless the floor pans suffered badly. If rust isn't to bad and you know a sheet metal worker the panels aren't to hard to copy if you have the equipment.
    I got $6500 and was snapped up by the first looker so must have been too cheap
     
  16. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    I would like to buy one too, but the little lady said no :(
     
  17. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    I want one too, Bec's ok with that. Her only words are... remove 2 cars you can get another one................. :eek:
     
  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you just build one? :rolleyes:

    Easy for a man of your talent! :)
     
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  19. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    CB John from Castle Hill way did just that a couple of years ago. Got some pics of it on my other phone.
    I'm out of state at the moment. Will post a pic when I get back.
    John hand made every panel.
     

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