1966 13 Window Deluxe

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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by Mike Kever Kombi » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:45 am

Dual Port wrote:I'm pretty sure MSRP was way less than he paid, probably less than half. I'm guessing mid two's back then.

I can't believe how long this thread is, and he hasn't even worked on the bus yet!

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Edit:

This site shows a '66 Deluxe costing $2317.50 FOB Hannover, Germany.

http://www.1966vwbeetle.com/1966%20VW%2 ... 20List.htm

Not many options available, but AM was $74 and AM/FM was $127, which is crazy money for that time, probably a month's pay for some!
According to the bureau of labor statistics, and using the consumer price index, $2300 back in 66 has around 16k buying power today. Granted the actual MSRP was only 2300$, but just something to ponder.


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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by Dual Port » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:05 am

THINGE wrote:
Can I count time for standing in line at the title & license bureau towards total project hours?

1 hour ;)
No you can't, that goes under the administrative/research category. If I included that in my total mine would be 2000 hours.

You're back at 0 hours. :)
What are you waiting for? Rip and tear!
Mike Kever Kombi wrote:
According to the bureau of labor statistics, and using the consumer price index, $2300 back in 66 has around 16k buying power today.
I don't agree with that at all. $2300 in 1966 is probably 25-30K today.

Cost of Living 1966
Average Cost of new house $14,200.00
Average Income per year $6,900.00
Gas per Gallon 32 cents Average
Cost of a new car $2,650.00
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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by THINGE » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:36 pm

Started working on the 66 yesterday evening.

Engine is out and gas tank was dropped off to Dan today.

Waiting on parts to arrive to redo the brake system.

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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by TRL » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:41 pm

That motor looks beautiful.
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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by Ken » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:19 pm

TRL wrote:That motor looks beautiful.
Still has the factory rev limitor in place. That is probably the original motor for that bus. Were you able to verify that yet?
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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by Dual Port » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:12 pm

:cry:
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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by THINGE » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:25 am

It is not the original engine. Has an AE code stamped on it.
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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by TRL » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:03 pm

Well, it was really great to the bus at Vermillion! Im also really interested in learning more about that new split bus restoration company that you used Brandon! They do great work!
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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by Dual Port » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:28 pm

TRL wrote:Well, it was really great to see the bus at Vermillion!
+1, great bus, great find. Hope you keep it forever and not flip it!

:)
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Re: 1966 13 Window Deluxe

Post by Kirk » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:07 pm

Good job Brando

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