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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Europa Basket Case in WI - Interested?

Not really a "for sale" ad...yet. Just gauging interest. I learned of a basket case locally here in Central Wisconsin, and will go to look at it soon. I was wondering if anyone here may be interested in it? (That is, if I am not)

Located in Central Wisconsin. I know very little at this point, other than it is an S3 single cam with a seized motor and a replacement chassis at the ready. Supposedly all in pieces, but complete with the body work complete and ready for paint. Original chassis is there, but he said it is rusty..not sure how bad.

Anyway, I will go take a look and grab some pictures, and try to get the numbers. If I am not interested, I told the owner I would help get it into the hands of someone who wants it. Please reply if interested. Thanks!!

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Get info on the replacement chassis, is it new etc. Fair bit of value i would think for a car with a new chassis.
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It is an mistake. #54/1705 with the original 821-30 #0193 engine. Engine is seized and partially dis-assembled. Has a Hermes/Weber intake. The body has been restored and wears fresh orange paint - the body look fantastic and should need nothing. (Unless you don't like orange...which I do not.) Interior upholstery bits look good. Glass is all there and un-cracked. Everything else needs going through, but it appears to be complete with all parts. The chassis is an original vintage chassis, but not original to the car per the owner. Could not find a tag or number on it, but it is clean, straight and rust free. I have a collection of photo's for anyone interested. I am not interested in this particular car...I have a thing for Twin Cams. If anyone would like additional information,. PM me and we can discuss. Price is negotiable with the owner and I will discuss with him soon.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-04-2018, 06:21 PM
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Sounds like a great starter Europa project but I wish those engines were easier to come by along with their crossflow variants. The Hermes manifold is a nice piece to have.
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