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Buying a Gipsy

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Topic: Buying a Gipsy
Posted By: chrisevans
Subject: Buying a Gipsy
Date Posted: 01 Jun 15 at 14:33
I was very tempted by a Gipsy on German Ebay this weekend - it sold of the equivalent of £4.3k with a spare 5 speed box, 2 cab doors, TUV for a year, recent head, cam belt etc.

Anyway I chickened out - questions is how bad can there get when the wood rot? I like the idea of a coach built but not if I have to rebuild it totally. Any thoughts?



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Posted By: gusbang
Date Posted: 01 Jun 15 at 15:40
Ask on here :

http://www.karmann-coachbuilts.com/



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Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 01 Jun 15 at 21:49
They rot like buggery.
Bank on a reframe in the near future of any unrestored one.
I'd go buy a later t4 gypsy or cheetah
They are grp bodies

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aberdare. south wales
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Posted By: chrisevans
Date Posted: 02 Jun 15 at 08:54
Thanks Jason Maybe a lucky escape then . I am down your way in August - visiting family in Kidwelly/Llandyfaelog .


Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 30 Jun 15 at 21:21
Nice! Hope you enjoy

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Bcs shallowest surf award winner 2006
camperjam 2011 chug and tug team member
aberdare. south wales
newest member of karmann korner
no longer the only moderator to manage to ban himself





Posted By: chrisevans
Date Posted: 08 Jul 15 at 11:45
I chickened out again - it was subsequently re-listed twice selling both times for around £4k. Having seen some of the rebuilds on Karmann Coachbuilts I reckon that was a sensible decision!


Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 17 Jul 15 at 16:05
They can be an expensive repair, reframed ones go for lots more money.
Go look for a grp t4 cheetah or gypsy.
They don't rot

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Bcs shallowest surf award winner 2006
camperjam 2011 chug and tug team member
aberdare. south wales
newest member of karmann korner
no longer the only moderator to manage to ban himself






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