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VW Museum in Uitenhage
05-10-2011, 04:35 AM
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Re: VW Museum in Uitenhage
I think few people in the world would know a SP2 if they saw it. IIRC only a few thousand were produced. I think in SA there are only 3 running examples. Probably the nicest aircooled VW ever produced, but that's my opinion.

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05-10-2011, 08:26 AM
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10,205 SP2s were produced. I agree, the design after all these years is till awesome, although the interior looks extremely dated. It's biggest problem of course was its lack of power. The 1700 flat four air cooled motor only produced 56KW and it took a while to reach its top speed of 160 km/h. So it was all looks and no go. I think the engine was the same type 4 engine used in the 411/412 and I can vouch that they are no ball of fire.
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05-11-2011, 08:45 AM
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Hi Nick

yes very loosely used, every thing just feels beetle in it, i know of 3 SP2's in SA, one running and one being restored, other is just standing at the Moment, must say rides better than a beetle so must be a type 3 based car,

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05-11-2011, 09:32 AM
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Stuart - you say you know of three. Do you know of this one? It may be dispalying foreign plates, but you'll notice it was taken at a show here in Plumstead (note the CA registered MG Magnette in the background). I think this one hails from Stellenbosch, from what I was told at the time.


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05-17-2011, 09:47 PM
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Nico Wrote:10,205 SP2s were produced. I agree, the design after all these years is till awesome, although the interior looks extremely dated. It's biggest problem of course was its lack of power. The 1700 flat four air cooled motor only produced 56KW and it took a while to reach its top speed of 160 km/h. So it was all looks and no go. I think the engine was the same type 4 engine used in the 411/412 and I can vouch that they are no ball of fire.

Not Type 4. Normal 1600 Type 3 engine with bigger pistons giving 1679cc.

I have seen one in the North West about 4 years ago, owner agrees that it's rather slooooow :lol:

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05-18-2011, 08:37 PM
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Hi Nick

No Not that one, one blue running in Bloem, and the other is in Orkrney being restored, the 3rd is standing here in PTA, but really badly rusted.

This one looks awesome,

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08-21-2011, 09:42 AM
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Nice pictures,thank you
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