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« Reply #150 on: May 23, 2019, 08:41:50 am »

Amazing work Smiley
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« Reply #151 on: May 26, 2019, 05:25:55 am »

   That clamshell trailer is interesting
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« Reply #152 on: May 28, 2019, 09:31:04 am »

So after some investigation work this is the most upto date history of the car, happy to amend and update if any extra or new information comes forward;

Manufactured in 1962 and shipped to Chicago.
1962 to 1967   Unknown
1967 to 1970   Greg Aronson, was Brown when he purchased it in summer 67, Painted White in 1968 by Beckers, sold to Jim in 1970
1970 to 1977   Jim Holmes, featured in HVW 1975, car crashed in 76, sold to Keith 8th Sep 77
1977 to 1981   Keith Bruno, Located in Brea CA
1981 to 1984   Bill Rodgers (Bilboa)
1984 to 1984   Christi Duda, Crashed car twice we think, repaired by Keith Goss at least once
1984 to 2017     Jim Morris, replaced Sunroof and roof lining on May 84 (1995 transferred in to a trust)
May 2017-           Russell Ritchie
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« Reply #153 on: May 28, 2019, 10:42:28 am »

Russell are you able to divulge how Jim Morris aquired it? How you found it? and where it was located (so we can all realize how close it was lol)
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« Reply #154 on: May 28, 2019, 12:05:38 pm »

Russell are you able to divulge how Jim Morris aquired it? How you found it? and where it was located (so we can all realize how close it was lol)

Car Stored for 33 years in Apply Valley, Hesperia, CA  Grin

Jim said it was local and he recognised it when it was damaged and he made an offer, once he had it the sunroof cover was replaced as it was in very poor condition, the car came with the original T bars, Indicators, Chrome ashtray, glovebox lid and handbrake lever along with some other tell tale signs, the DKP sticker on the rear window was still there and slightly worn, but I've left it and you could see where the DKP stickers had been on the vent windows.

Well, it came up for sale on the samba, however I had heard it had been offered back to Greg and he said no, I contacted the seller Jim and we had a few phone calls, in the back ground there were 2 others interested in it one was too late the other didn't have the cash at had I understand. However, and more importantly I had told Jim to ensure that it didn't go to a dealer who would resell for more money.... Jim spoke to a few people and was told by a couple (they know who they are "Thank You") that I was the right guy to get it, this did help no end to ensure that it was sold to the right type of person who would appreciate and bring back to life.

With a deal eventually done (May 17) the car was collected for me by a very trustworthy VW Guy Steve "Scooby" Wiedner and taken to a secure location before shipping to UK. Thanks again steve.

Arriving with me in 2017 and now undergoing recommissioning back to its former glory where possible.

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« Reply #155 on: May 28, 2019, 23:55:08 pm »

Love your work Russell.

And team.

Would love to see it.

What is the plan when you have finished it?
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« Reply #156 on: May 29, 2019, 02:12:19 am »

I wonder if the last Jim knew or read about all the stories of where the car was or ended up, I bet if he did he had a good laugh at some of them.

Very cool to track its history! What an amazing car, dkp1 cars are hard enough to find let alone this one!
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« Reply #157 on: May 30, 2019, 00:39:19 am »

Love your work Russell.

And team.

Would love to see it.

What is the plan when you have finished it?

Thank you, but it's not work it's fun...... lol

Debut at EBI, take home for some finishing details and probably ship to its cal look birth place to recreate that famous photo with the real car this time
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« Reply #158 on: May 30, 2019, 03:55:39 am »

Love your work Russell.

And team.

Would love to see it.

What is the plan when you have finished it?

Thank you, but it's not work it's fun...... lol

Debut at EBI, take home for some finishing details and probably ship to its cal look birth place to recreate that famous photo with the real car this time


Yeah it’s fun.

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Had a feeling you were going to say send it back.

Might have to plan another trip to the US. 👍
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« Reply #159 on: May 31, 2019, 06:47:11 am »

  PM for you Russell
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« Reply #160 on: May 31, 2019, 07:57:31 am »

  PM for you Russell

Thx

Russell
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« Reply #161 on: June 09, 2019, 21:46:56 pm »

Brilliant Russell!  Makes the wait for pictures worth it! 
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« Reply #162 on: July 01, 2019, 15:57:54 pm »


   I just realized that I have a picture I took at the Bug In in 1974 when he was in the car show with me and Shaky Jake was the judge . I will have to dig it out and post it. Thank You Russell for bringing back the famous Cal Look car back to life !!!

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« Reply #163 on: July 01, 2019, 21:22:47 pm »

here's one photo of the car at ebi
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« Reply #164 on: July 01, 2019, 21:24:17 pm »

and  here's jim signing his own car for russell




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« Reply #165 on: July 02, 2019, 15:18:02 pm »

A great comeback.

Well done to everyone involved
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« Reply #166 on: July 02, 2019, 19:00:56 pm »

Brilliant, it looks amazing. I like that its not been over restored - the glovebox lid is clearly original. Nice touch with Jim still wearing the same shirt too!
Now, any more pictures?
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« Reply #167 on: July 02, 2019, 19:49:59 pm »

Neill, ask to join the uk cal look register on facebook, bloody hundreds
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« Reply #168 on: July 02, 2019, 20:20:48 pm »

Brilliant, it looks amazing. I like that its not been over restored - the glovebox lid is clearly original. Nice touch with Jim still wearing the same shirt too!
Now, any more pictures?
i've got plenty of the car ,  but i'm worked on her
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« Reply #169 on: July 02, 2019, 20:21:44 pm »

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« Reply #170 on: July 02, 2019, 20:22:24 pm »

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« Reply #171 on: July 03, 2019, 01:24:14 am »

Neill, ask to join the uk cal look register on facebook, bloody hundreds

Lids, I don't do Facebook, but it looks like I might have to ...

Fabs, thank you for those, they're great!
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« Reply #172 on: July 03, 2019, 15:27:57 pm »

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« Reply #173 on: July 03, 2019, 15:36:32 pm »

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« Reply #174 on: July 03, 2019, 20:44:06 pm »

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« Reply #175 on: July 05, 2019, 07:54:13 am »

It was great to meet Jim at EBI and see that cover car rollin  Grin
And Fabs thanks for your pictures & meet !
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« Reply #176 on: July 05, 2019, 14:33:38 pm »

It was great to meet Jim at EBI and see that cover car rollin  Grin
And Fabs thanks for your pictures & meet !
you're welcome dan  Wink
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« Reply #177 on: July 08, 2019, 00:36:19 am »

Just brilliant.

Well done all involved.

What can you top that with Russell?

Can’t wait to see it.

Anyone want to sell me the mag?
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« Reply #178 on: July 08, 2019, 17:24:42 pm »

Top that.... might be impossible  but I have a few leads.... will keep you posted.😉
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« Reply #179 on: July 08, 2019, 18:20:49 pm »

Top that.... might be impossible  but I have a few leads.... will keep you posted.😉

Well while you're chasing the leads, can we have a mini build thread for all the ones since Tar Babe please? I love a good set of in progress pictures!
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