1985 VW Jetta Stretch Limousine
One of two custom built Limousines done by a Canadian Coach builder in the early 90's. My father told me when I was young of a stretch Jetta he saw at an car auction in Pennsylvania. Every once in a while I would search for info on such a Limo, and at the beginning of 2009 saw a "Project Car Hell" posting on Jalopnik.com pitting this Limo found on craigslist against a Caddilac Camper conversion. The Caddy won. I followed through on the craigslist posting, and bought the Limo within a week. It's been through a few owner's hands in recent years, and has had the original tired engine/automatic tranny pulled. I plan for a full ABA and Manual transmission swap... someday this Limo will be back on the road! It's a big project, and I don't expect to be finished any time soon. For now here are the pictures from the Thesamba.com ad where the car was posted.
I realized in June, 2014 that I did not forsee the ability to complete the Limo, and sadly advertised it for sale. I received a lot of response, but was glad to sell it to a friend, Jamie, from Orchid Euro. It is now in capable hands and I can't wait to see how it turns out. The car had a lot more rust in the floors than I had ever realized or anticipated. Jamie has already begun repairs. More to come when the car approaches completion!
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