For Sale: Most expensive 2nd hand (4WD) VW I have ever seen (with diff locks)

1942 Schwimmwagen - 4WD (1st gear only) with front and rear diff locks.

A staggering 139,500 Euros...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=921165

Don't ask Hart about his Schwimmwagen sale in light of this, he may cry - the price was somewhat less.

If this is too expensive, then this company is actually building replicas as of 2010:

http://www.kooblekar.com/schwimmwagen

Also doing replica Kuebelwagens at around $15K USD.


Mark,

I did better take the guessing out of the equation. First , mine did not look that flashy, it was in parts, all mechanicals overhauled, however the body(Bath tub) been in bad shape. This of course is of no concern any more, as these days one can buy any body part, even a complete hull !!

I sold the lot for $ 10 grand ! You think that was too much?? No, the guy got an almost complete 2nd car thrown in. Now that IS stupidity in its purest form , I have to admit that. But that was then, now is now !

We all make those mistakes from time to time.... along the line I also made some positive decisions (!) like loving my wonderful female person on my side for over 52 yrs. Much better then a rusted old piece of metal......

And btw the thing did not have 2 difflocks as such, but it had modified diffs which had no spider gears but a waver disk on each side shaft and connecting pins which could freely slide from left to right but because there were one pin more with no corresponding valley to go to it started to lock itself when the going was tough. This also resulted in tremendous side pressures which cracked many a gearbox. When it locked the noise was frightening!

Hope I’nt bore you too much with this.....hartis

 

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Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] For Sale: Most expensive 2nd hand (4WD) VW I have ever seen (with diff locks)

 

 

1942 Schwimmwagen - 4WD (1st gear only) with front and rear diff locks.

A staggering 139,500 Euros...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=921165

Don't ask Hart about his Schwimmwagen sale in light of this, he may cry  - the price was somewhat less.

If this is too expensive, then this company is actually building replicas as of 2010:

http://www.kooblekar.com/schwimmwagen

Also doing replica Kuebelwagens at around $15K USD.