Sunday, 30 December 2012

The 1500 'S' back in the day

Some awesome news.

With the benefit of Face Book (it does have some uses!), I managed to track down the lady I bought my 1964 1500 'S' notchback from some 23 years ago.

I told her the car is still in the same condition as when she sold it me (it's better actually!) and forwarded a couple of recent photo's to her.

It must have come as a happy surprise, because I have just now received a copy of some original photo's of the car from when it was near new and some history on how her grand-dad bought the car in 1965

The car war produced on the 9th of September 1964, sent to Australia on the 15th of September 1964, delivered to Light Motors Adelaide (the big VW dealer here in Adelaide, South Australia) on the 27th of November 1964 and used as a display car until it was bought on the 4th of May 1965.

The photo of the roof rack explains the touched up paint on the roof gutters!

Proud new owner with doggy sitting on the hood!

I am looking forward to learning a bit more from Christina about how it all came to be with her grand dads car and some of the story's behind the photo's. It's probably one of the best documented 1500 'S' notchback's anywhere and with original photo's like these, I consider myself very lucky indeed.
It was only recently that I found the original number plates and gave them a very good detail - one day they will go back on the car where they belong. For now they sit polished up in the display case.
A big thank you to Christina for the photo's.
All the best for 2013 folks.

Isotropic rem polishing