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View Poll Results: which would be a better restoration project???

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  • '62 vw karmann ghia

    15 44.12%
  • '69 austin mini cooper

    19 55.88%
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    #31
    both cars are great. personally i choose KG. mas exotic ang dating sakin. pero both cars are difficult to maintain. baka me mga car club for mini and kg. they would be a great help to get the parts you need.

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    #32
    How about an old Porsche engine? :evil:

    Give the Karmann the muscle to match the looks.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #33
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    How about an old Porsche engine? :evil:

    Give the Karmann the muscle to match the looks.
    yun na!

    sleeper

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    #34
    wow...two of my "most wanted" toy cars.
    but if i am to choose, i would choose the karmann ghia... its basically a volkswagen beetle in a different form and chassis.

    i had owned a volkswagen beetle before and its definitely great to maintain. lagyan mo lang ng langis, ok na. tatakbo na.

    and besides, parts are still available.

    ganda nyan... karmann ghia tapos top-down. tsk-tsk-tsk. tapos white side walled tires in original hub caps.

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    #35
    Quote Originally Posted by the_wildthing View Post
    Hmm... ang tanong san galing ang 1600? Sa bagong Super Beetle?

    most likely, imho. the original karmann ghia has only 750 cc.

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    #36
    if it is a real mini cooper i would go for that over a karmann ghia. the one that the rally cars were based on. is it is just a mini i would go for a karmann. i noticed here how many would liberally add the cooper name to a mini.

    mini coopers once ruled the tracks....3 monte carlo wins! how many for the karmann? but who's counting?

    but again make sure it really is a mini cooper or cooper S

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    #37
    it is probably just an autin mini...converting it to cooper would be the thrill...hehehe

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    #38
    i would go for the mini..been dreaming to own one

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    #39
    Quote Originally Posted by wildthing View Post
    it is probably just an autin mini...converting it to cooper would be the thrill...hehehe
    Correct. the hard part is that here a lot of people call the austin mini....a mini cooper...and they say it with such authority one cant help but wonder...hmmm is ignorance bliss?

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    #40
    can someone explain the historical significance of the karmann ghia?

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