Model: (Click to see more) 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: Real car / Reference
Date: 9-Apr-2010
Comments: 19
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Saw this the other day on the way back from the plumbers merchants (im not a plumber, I just had to get some bits for the plumber).
I think its what you would call 'Rat Look' lol, as its looks pretty crappy, but I figured some might like it and take inspiration. Also been pointed out by a few members that it seems to have a Turbo on it, so could possibly shift a bit?.
Apologies for the pictures but as it was lashing down I was not getting out of my car LMAO!!!!!!!!!



Comments

SRB Bloke

9-Apr-2010

Not quite sure what to make of that, its certaily not what you'd expect to see parked in the supermarket car park... But well spotted...!!!

Wyoming

9-Apr-2010

That is hideous in a very cool way

scorcher-tec

9-Apr-2010

hi

i see what you mean about ratty but have you noticed it has a turbo on it thats nice

tamiyoman

9-Apr-2010

@ SRB bloe, yes but if you see the supermarket it was parked in you might understand, 'Farmfoods' is a bit of a pikey store lol, in the similar vein of Lidl, iceland and Aldi, budget all the way!.

tamiyoman

9-Apr-2010

@Scorcher, yes i was wondering if that was a turbo or just some part of an old VW engine that i know nothing about

Sideways-King

9-Apr-2010

LOL! @ tamiyoman I was going to say the same about the store but you beat me to it! It's kind of Funky in a weird way.

slimmy

9-Apr-2010

He spent all his money on the turbo kit. so know he has to go to the farmers market for a discount on food. We have all wasted money like this before. come on, you know its true

generationx

9-Apr-2010

Hmm. I bet he NEVER gets pulled over...

Davecul

9-Apr-2010

I would suspect it's a 'Super Beetle' (Jak Rizzo has one), which is your 'basic' Beetle with a Subaru Impreza turbo engine fitted. As I understand it it's not too difficult a conversion because the basic layout is the same (boxer 4). Perhaps the Rat look s so people are more surprised at the traffic lights

tamiyoman

9-Apr-2010

@ Davecul Could well be mate, I dont know tbh, as i said it was lashing down and i refused to be getting out of the car to take pics in the pikey carpark, oh what a snob i must be

keven64

9-Apr-2010

I think it's fair to say I'd be very happy to shop only at Aldi, Iceland and Lidl ( and Netto ) if I could drive a car like that around...


Free road tax as well !

tamiyoman

9-Apr-2010

I think I would be happier in an MGB GT or Vintage Lotus Elan also with free road tax lol.

tuff bug

9-Apr-2010

Id love that crap on my driveway That looks like it has a turbo?

kalsh

9-Apr-2010

It looks like a aircooled VW engine is still in there given the twin carbs, alternator placement and what looks like tinware around the barrels). I have seen a Subaru engine in the back of a Type 3 VW (Variant) and apart from having to raise the top on the engine Bay by a couple of inches it fited like a glove , and went like a cut cat. There is no sign of any radiator anywhere either but then again there wmay well be one at the front. I just hope they have beefed up the gearbox as the original ones dont like torque at all.

Bigwheels_inc

9-Apr-2010

Its a VW 2 litre Turbo engine from a type 2 camper/van, the last type 2 campers from brazil had these fitted but the std gearbox's where replaced with uprated versions both manuals & auto's,
you can still buy the engine's complete with turbo system, electronic ignition & fuel injection.

chewball

9-Apr-2010

Home made turbo. Yeah!

Fernado Alonso

10-Apr-2010

I love your country!
Looks like everything with wheels is cleared for the road
Here in rules land You wont be driving that kind of thing's.
It sure is a ugly Bugster (lol)
Cheers Alex

scaletamiya

10-Apr-2010

if this is hes toy whats hes real car look like....lol

tamiyoman

10-Apr-2010

In the area i was in and in this car park, this probably IS his real car LOL.


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