Friday, 19 June 2009

Davide's Sprintstars for sale

Hi guys, today we have an update from Italy. Davide wants to sell its Sprintstars. If interested please contact us or take a look at the link he provided. I'll put both the original Davide's message and a translation in english for non - italian readers.

Ciao, ho messo in vendita i miei sprintstar 4 fori. ti allego una foto delle ruote. Sono originali Lemmerz, 2 sono 15x5,5 mentre gli altri 2 sono 15x8.
con i cerchi do anche i copri mozzo sprintstar e volendo anche 4 adattatori per montarli su tamburo 5 fori.
Ho messo l'inserzione su ebay: Clicca per il link

Grazie mille,

Hi, my 4 bolts Sprintstars are now for sale. I send you a pic of the wheels. They're original Lemmerz wheels, 2 of them are 15X5,5" and the others are 15X8".
Included are the sprintstar center caps and if you want also 4 adapters for wide five drums.
They're for sale on ebay too: Link

Thanks a lot,

Thursday, 4 June 2009

1303 from Germany!!!

Hi guys. Here we are again with a new update. This is a wonderful 1303 super beetle from Germany, and this is how Markus, the owner's brother, describes this lovely sprintstar equipped bug:

Hi folks,

my name is Markus from Germany. Here are some pics of the 1303 of my
brother. It is running 5.5J15 up front and 7J15 ET16 on the rear. The
car is the first car of my brother being purchased and restored in the
beginning of the ninties. After focussing more on the family and house
building thing, the beetle was stored away for more than 10 years now.
Recently we pulled it out of the barn and threw some Sprints on it. I
think it looks cool.

My stuff can be found at My convertible
shall be running Sprints also, but that will take another winter or so :-)

Very best regards

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Something else about Javier's 1972 beetle

Hi guys, Javier sent me an email, since he wanted to add something else to the description of his wonderful bug. So it's a pleasure for me to share with you his words.

Original Economotors Export -
Owned by Javier Osorio, Colombia.
This car has been in my family for 37 years first belonging to my grandfather, then my father, and now its mine. It was imported from USA to Colombia and everything on the car is original. There has ben some repainting and repairs in certain areas. The car was first registered in Phoenix, Arizona with plate number RGE 714 before being exported to Colombia.

Joe Vittone owner of Economotors: Volkswagen-Porsche Dealership, offered new cars fitted with a range of EMPI kits but which were still covered by a full Volkswagen warranty. The cars were known as the EMPI GTVs - 'sports cars in a box' Simply called GTV standing for GRAN TOURING VOLKSWAGENS, those bugs were called Mini Porsche, Small Wonder, Muscle beetle or whatever the name, they were considered as very special cars... "HAPPINESS IS AN EMPI GTV" as they said back in the days... And they were right, believe me... Most important, these improved bugs were delivered with a full Volkswagen warranty-