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Old 02-13-2016, 07:16 PM
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Nice '78. Great buy.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:20 PM
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Is that a "fasten Seatbelt" warning light on the right of the clock? Would that have been done in US federalization? Just curious.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
Thats a great looking car the paint looks terrific.

For the OCD crowd Alex.
1978 5 spd. Euro Continental Orange/Pascha #498
1978 5 spd. US Minerva/Cork Pascha 80k mi #636
1978 5 spd. Euro Light Green Metallic/Cork Pascha 109k #852
1978 5 spd. Euro Talbot Yellow/Cork 79k KM! #1810
1978 5 spd. Euro Silver/Pascha 88k #1891
1979 5 spd. Euro Petrol/Pascha #1979 !!
1979 5 spd. US Mochabraun/cork 79k mi.
1980 AT Euro Silver/Tartan 32k
1981 5 spd. Euro Zinnmetallic/Pascha 57k
1982 Weissach #13 AT
1988 AT S4 NachtGrun/Grey Green 98k
My bad, Stan...will correct as I have a new addition to the mix as well...but it's a surprise...
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:35 PM
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what could you have found now Alex??
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:02 PM
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Congrats on the purchase, Rui! Glad I could help. Keep in touch.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:05 PM
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Stan - I'll take it offline, don't want to thread steal any thunder from l this great find...

By the way ruisteves, very smart that you used Jim Doerr for consultation- he's a great resource to all of us here especially on the early cars. Car looks fantastically preserved and is a real find. A real unicorn!

BTW Where are you located?
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:10 PM
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^^^ you are a class act, Alex. ...and thank you!
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:25 PM
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Damn Alex, for a minute there I thought you unloaded yours! Congrats Rui - I have seen that color in person and it is awesome. Also, second the sentiment on Jim, he is the early car oracle.
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:13 PM
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Wow looks great! Congratulations from a fellow new owner (also an air-cooled guy!). Love that colour!
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Cosmo Kramer View Post
Wow she's a beauty! Not sure I have ever seen that color before. Congrats!
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Wow! Welcome to a pretty exclusive '78 Continental orange club! Would love more about the history of that car!
Ha! I saw your post on a thread in FB!

Here's the car in 2010. Found these images online while I was researching...





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Old 02-14-2016, 01:48 AM
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Thanks for all your replies. I'll keep posting pics as I get more, and of course updates of the preservation.

I didn't mention my location... I'm in Cape Town, South Africa. I spend 3 months of the year here. I found the car in a small farming town 2 hours East of Johannesburg.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:42 AM
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Looking forward to following along. I'm impressed with the engine compartment and the lack of corrosion/oxidation on all of the aluminum pieces. Figured you weren't in the states...or at least one of the ones in the the northern sector.

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Old 02-14-2016, 07:41 AM
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That's a real classic. Love it. Congrats!!
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:04 AM
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A true classic, a barn find like that is like finding King Tut's tomb. Must have been a great thrill. How did you find out about it?
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:54 AM
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Looks amazing! Congrats.
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