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KO0294

This buggy spent 30 years in Australia's Northern Territory at a Lutheran Aboriginal Mission. It was the mission secretary's personal car. The local policeman found it, then registered it and took it to Adelaide in South Australia. Paul and Liz Dujmovich purchased the car from him and restored it. It was fitted with all factory options. From there it made its way from Australia all the way to the state of Maine.

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Comment by Ash on December 8, 2014 at 13:26

The complete story from current owner:

This buggy spent 30 years in Australia's Northern Territory at a Lutheran Aboriginal Mission. It was the mission secretary's personal car. The local policeman found it, then registered it and took it to Adelaide in South Australia. Paul and Liz Dujmovich purchased the car from him and restored it. It was fitted with all factory options. From there it made its way from Australia all the way to the state of Maine and now is happily heated garaged stored in my home. As of April 6th 1998 the Official Country Buggy Register identified 101 vehicles in existence by either KO number or by the name of the current owner. A brief summary of the vehicle is also kept including the color and condition. You can see my registrar in pictures (last.) As you can imagine, VW enthusiasts are suprised to learn there is just over 100 vehicles still in existence. The known breakdown is 99 cars in Australia, one in New Zealand and one in the United States of America, this country buggy, KO #294.  However, numbers may have changed since my research.

I've had this buggy for a while now. Its been a great car to cruise around in but Im looking for a new air-cooled VW to play around in. I would like to see this car go to a good home or even better a museum or collector. This is one of the rarest VW's ever produced and it worthy of a great owner. The next owner will own a special piece of history.

The buggy's body is in good condition and gets looks wherever you go. It's like Christmas morning for someone who knows vintage VW's and see's it for the first time. There is some rust under the car in spots but nothing serious.  The engine has run great and been properly timed throughout my ownership. A couple of weekends ago when I was on a cruise however, I spun a crank-arm bearing. This will need to be replaced. I got quoted $70 machined and replaced. I expect the new owner to go through a rebuild to replace the seals and any mechanisms that could use a clean or replacement. She'll be smiling again in no time. So to be clear the engine is there but needs a little love to be back on the road. If intentions are to display in a museum then the engine can stay as it is. She ran beautifully just couple weeks ago. Overall the car is in very good, restored condition with some usage wear since restoration. Please ask any questions. I love chatting about her. If you need send me a message and I can also give you my phone number for a chat. Whoever the next special owner is, I want them to be a loving one.

Thanks for looking,

Ryan

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