A real Belgian Mach 1 beetle revived!

Belgian importer D’Ieteren made a special Mach1 version of the beetle. during a period from a couple of years these fully dressed beetles been available through the VW dealer network in Belgium. This is considered as special as an EMPI GTV bug, but the european version.

Mach1 Beetles came with a powerful Okrasa engine, with several options like sportssteeringwheel, stripings etc etc…

“FFFast Fred” Frederic Peeters (from EBI fame) and his lovely wife Isabelle are the happy owners of this real Mach 1 and restored all the way down! This is considered  as one of the few Mach 1 that stayed alive. there’s less as a handfull!

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Isabelle and Frederik showed off their “Belle”  at the Spa Francorchamps Le Bug Show last week, thanks for that FFFFred

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For Belgian VW people this is real special, and thanks to FFFred this one survived!

 

Friday Product Update

This week a couple of cool new additions for the bullet indicator enthusiast.

Bullet (or nipple) indicators been, used on buses after semaphores till 07/63. US regulations made Volkswagen to stop the production of cars with semaphores sooner as the European regulations. The bullet indicator was the first step in indicator progress to create more visibility and there with a safer driving.

Beetles for US market had also bullet indicators from  mid 55 till end of oval but the size is different like the bus ones…

We have now finished the housing and the base plate.

Lenses for these indicators been already available under BBT ref 0616-490, we continue to finish the bulbholder and will have complete bullet indicators available soon…

0616-495 Turnsignal housing left – Bus -07/63 

 

0616-496 Turnsignal housing right – Bus -07/63 

 

0890-960 Indicator mounting plate – Bus -07/63 

BBT FPU team wish You a beautiful weekend!

 

 

Arrived and for sale; 1956 Virgin queen Oval window! A real classy lady!

Wowh, to find such an oval window in 2018 was killing!  This is what we brought home from the North 15 years ago… but today they’re hensteeth rare, very rare gems that are very well hidden, but we digged one out!

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This baby is totally untouched… it’s all original paint and it has a real cool patina.

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All fenders are original as are all doors and lids… never crashed, no dents to talk about… this is what we call “Virgin”!

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Matching n°’s! This baby was built in March 1956.

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The period accessory ski rack in the back comes with a couple of old cool wooden ski’s!

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Speedo shows 34.000km, can this be original? Unfortunately no service records came along… The history eats the story, but more than likely it turned around at least once…

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The interior is also all original, doorpanels, seats, headliner… but needs a good cleaning, and some detail perhaps… To us it looks the whole deal ,just like it is! The only thing they replaced over the years is they mounted a blue aftermarket carpet kit….

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Ready for a view from behind the steering wheel?

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The headliner is in very good shape, no tears, no cracks, all original!

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Also still the original sun visor on the left side and the correct period right hand side accessory sun visor…

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We didn’t clean or detail the car too much, the spare wheel well could use some serious detail…:) but its solid, it’s all solid!

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The original and correct VW logo on the front hood…

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Underneath the car is cool, innerfenders been coated as many times in Sweden to damp the noise on the many gravel roads… but the heater channels been still original, and here can be seen how good the car really is!

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The original 30HP engine purs like a kitten, still all original!

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Engine details like nothing… all like it should…

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What a beast this is!! We’re so happy about this car, this is really how we like them… Pure, untouched, original and smelling old, yammie!

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We assume this baby will not last very long, because original gems like this are very hot on today’s market, so if you’re interested don’t delay but contact me today!

All further information, complete picture shoot and / or pricing can be obtained by a simple email to Bob@BBT4Vw.com

 

33 pallets of sheetmetal arrived!

We unloaded yesterday a container with high quality BBT sheetmetal, 33 pallets in total…

-Bus inner front frames (New)

-A-pillars (New, and the well corrected ones!)

-100 early model bulkheads (second production run!!)

and so much more!!

Nobody beats BBT sheetmetal, nobody!

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