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Old vehicles? #236991
10/14/2020 05:43 PM
10/14/2020 05:43 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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What is this about old vehicles in the BVI?? As the owner of a 1973 VW down there I dont need another frigging headache!!

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Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #236993
10/14/2020 06:36 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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ONly if you bring a new vehicle in. In any event I sure don't want to spend a lot of money for a car in the BVI. Mine a 2004 jeep grand cherokee cost me about 4k and then with transportation of about another 2k so a total of 6k More control of everything by the government.


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Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #236995
10/14/2020 06:43 PM
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They want to prevent all the old, used cars coming in from Japan. I get it, because the government then bears the cost of disposing of junk cars. Our Rover was bought new from Burke's in 1973. Will be needing its 4,000 mile check-up soon.

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237007
10/14/2020 07:49 PM
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The THING LIVES!!!!!! Hopefully..

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237008
10/14/2020 07:50 PM
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following Singapore

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: RatmansWife] #237025
10/15/2020 07:46 AM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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how many miles did you put on. i find it is amazazing how many miles i put on for a 8 miles long island


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Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237099
10/15/2020 05:26 PM
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St. John, USVI
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Grenada is doing the same thing. No importation of vehicles older than 10 years after this year. The new vehicles have so many black boxes and sensors that I I'd rather have a well tuned older vehicle. We have a Toyota RAV4 on St. John and I hope its many computers deal with the envionment!

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237100
10/15/2020 05:42 PM
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Thorsten, you asking about our mileage? One owner, 4,000 original miles, never registered. Just goes up and down the hill.

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237118
10/16/2020 12:51 AM
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All my cars..air cooled and no computers!!

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237125
10/16/2020 05:49 AM
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Salt air and computers, what could go wrong!
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Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237133
10/16/2020 07:27 AM
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I'm kind of amazed it managed to accumulate so many miles, but my 23 year old Tortola vehicle has 97k miles. Would love to know how many brake pads it's gone thru!

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237174
10/16/2020 02:24 PM
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Bought the 73 Thing in 1986 for $1,900. Put the right bits back on it. It was my daily driver around LA as I didnt want to use my 56 Porsche or 56 Cadillac at the time to the rigours of that. The car went through the LA Riots, fires, mudslides the whole OJ trial and floods...went down through Baja , Mexico and up to Sonoma. We used it as a camera car with the top off, windshield down and camera mounted in the back. Two engine rebuilds, one new gearbox ( second needed soon), dozens of brake parts..shipped it to Tortola in 2006 where it has been beaten to death by the roads, potholes and hills and survived getting swamped and blown apart by Hurricane Irma. We have battled the rust with "creative" welding and bodywork and now, hopefully, it awaits our return under its cover at CRC. BTW..a VW Thing just sold in auction for $54,000..think I've got my $$'s worth??

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Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237176
10/16/2020 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Manpot
Bought the 73 Thing in 1986 for $1,900. Put the right bits back on it. It was my daily driver around LA as I didnt want to use my 56 Porsche or 56 Cadillac at the time to the rigours of that. The car went through the LA Riots, fires, mudslides the whole OJ trial and floods...went down through Baja , Mexico and up to Sonoma. We used it as a camera car with the top off, windshield down and camera mounted in the back. Two engine rebuilds, one new gearbox ( second needed soon), dozens of brake parts..shipped it to Tortola in 2006 where it has been beaten to death by the roads, potholes and hills and survived getting swamped and blown apart by Hurricane Irma. We have battled the rust with "creative" welding and bodywork and now, hopefully, it awaits our return under its cover at CRC. BTW..a VW Thing just sold in auction for $54,000..think I've got my $$'s worth??

The cover is indeed intact and looking very secure!

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237183
10/16/2020 04:19 PM
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I'll bet you love the Thing! I had a 72 VW bus high top, 67 and 69 beetle and my wife's first car was a 67. I miss owning them because I could work on them, now these new vehicles have to go to a real mechanic!!

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237187
10/16/2020 06:01 PM
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Here in Sonoma..66 Split screen VW single cab pickup.still got the 56 Porsche 356 A Mild Outlaw and Candace's 1968 912 with close to one Mill miles and one engine rebuild!!Dont want no new cars!!

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237218
10/17/2020 09:52 AM
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Speedy!

Re: Old vehicles? [Re: Manpot] #237262
10/17/2020 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Manpot
Here in Sonoma..66 Split screen VW single cab pickup.still got the 56 Porsche 356 A Mild Outlaw and Candace's 1968 912 with close to one Mill miles and one engine rebuild!!Dont want no new cars!!


You need my 2012 997 GTS cab I am selling. It would round out your inventory perfectly! Only 18,000 miles but willing to go to a million!
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