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posted on June 22nd, 2007 at 11:26 PM
Newer T2's made in Mexico/Brasil - Australian Importer?


I've been reading with interest about "band new" T2's being made in Brazil/Mexico.

Now I realize that such pale imitations could never hope to achieve the character and purity of a "proper" T2. However I would be interested in finding out more about the option - does anybody know if there is an Australia importer?

I can only find links to UK importers:

http://www.beetles-uk.com/camper.html 

Thanks fellas!!
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posted on June 23rd, 2007 at 12:57 AM



Be sure to check whether they comply with ADR's, esp with regard to emissions. They might not.
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posted on June 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 PM



if you own it for 12 months you can import 1 as a personal import. the brazill vw's are good but when / if you get one, strip it rust proof it and fit everything back properly, i saw a couple in the uk and the finish just wasn't 100% but still a good vw!
i think importing 1 from uk might be easier than gettin 1 from brazil.




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posted on June 23rd, 2007 at 12:05 PM



they still have to meet the adrs even as a personal import and i can tell you now they have a lot of work needed to meet the current standards as they will due to the build date. not worth the trouble in oz im afraid try contacting fermans in sydney i know they had a twin cab body sitting there that they imported a couple of years ago



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posted on June 24th, 2007 at 01:38 AM



Thanks for the warning about the ADR etc. Will avoid this option. Also it some how seems soulless to buy a modern imitation of an old classic - like buying a "new mini" or "new beetle" and expecting them to have the same character. :no:

Its just not going to happen.
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posted on June 24th, 2007 at 07:14 PM



It is not necessarily like buying a "new mini" or "new beetle", as they only borrow some style lines, and that is about all.

The Brazil bus is not too far removed from being a reproduction of bay busses. It has many panels that are same, and many that are interchangeable. It is the quality that is different, and the ADR minefield and cost would just not be worth it for the outcome.

Pre ADR27 (1972) busses and pre ADR27A (1 July 1976) busses make life so simple, and there are many still very available for a fair price.




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posted on June 24th, 2007 at 08:53 PM



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posted on June 25th, 2007 at 10:18 AM



You could 'restore' a rusty Aussie one using as many new parts as possible - inlcuding of course a new shell



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posted on June 25th, 2007 at 11:33 AM



Not eactly a cheap option is it when you look at the prices but they are really interesting especially the water cooled engine.

How about buying one in the uk and then driving it back to oz, write a book, get someone famous involved, have a tv show too.

I'd buy one - the book anyway!
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posted on June 25th, 2007 at 04:58 PM



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Not eactly a cheap option is it when you look at the prices but they are really interesting especially the water cooled engine.

How about buying one in the uk and then driving it back to oz, write a book, get someone famous involved, have a tv show too.

I'd buy one - the book anyway!


Vehcile wouldn't be legal for rego, no matter how you got it here...




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posted on July 23rd, 2007 at 10:13 AM



could put in on club plate surely! yes i know whats the point



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posted on July 23rd, 2007 at 08:26 PM



still has to meet the same standards by my understanding



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posted on July 23rd, 2007 at 10:08 PM



Ok, I'll stop dropping hints and spell things out REAL FRIKKEN SLOW, SCOTTY

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Convert it to RHD, install an old engine and weld an Aussie chassis number onto it

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posted on July 23rd, 2007 at 11:31 PM



Quote:
Originally posted by VWCOOL

Convert it to RHD, install an old engine and weld an Aussie chassis number onto it

:cool:


You suggesting that he do a number job...tut tut tut ;)
Shame on you :lol:

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posted on July 24th, 2007 at 10:02 AM



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Quote:
Originally posted by VWCOOL

Convert it to RHD, install an old engine and weld an Aussie chassis number onto it

:cool:


You suggesting that he do a number job...tut tut tut ;)
Shame on you :lol:

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lol... no, I'm suggesting he restore an old Kombi using ALL NEW PARTS!




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posted on July 24th, 2007 at 10:04 AM



Figures have been worked on these a couple of years ago and it would be over $AUD50,000 landed before registration problems.
You could buy a good one here and spend $20,000 and still be in front.






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