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Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex reader: Kafer53
Q: How long have you owned this car?
A: I bought in February this year and it was finally delivered to me on May 12th.
Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car?
A: This is the first production watercooled VW.
Q: Why did you choose this car to purchase?
A: I like rare and unusual cars. I currently have 2 Type 34 Ghias and when this K70 came up for sale I jumped at it right away.
Q: What other cars did you consider?
A: I’m always looking for the unusual. I had looked at a Notchback and early Dashers as well.
Q: What was your objective with this car?
A: To preserve a piece of VW history here in the US.
Q: Who helped you build this car?
A: VW did!
Q: What makes your car special?
A: It’s the only one I know of in the US, but I am dying to hear from and meet other owners.
Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function?
A: The front brake discs are mounted up by the transmission and not by the wheels like most cars!
Q: What don’t you like about this car?
A: Finding parts. Knock on wood I haven’t needed anything yet.
Q: What was your biggest obstacle in building this car?
A: Getting it shipped to me.
Q: How did you overcome the issue?
A: Spending the money!
Q: What would you change if you could?
A: There’s nothing I would change yet.
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project?
A: It’s hard to say – the project has just begun…
Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object?
A: I’d restore it to concours condition.
Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project?
Q: What do your family and friends say about this car?
A: My family looks at it as “just another one of Eric’s cars.”
Q: What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car?
A: Pushing it down the street because the car carrier couldn’t fit down my street.
Q: Has this car competed in any events?
A: Not yet.
Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car?
A: Not sure yet.
Q: What is your ideal day with this car?
A: A day where I can cruise around with Lancias, Fiats, Citroens and other boxy Euro sedans.
Q: Who gets to drive this car?
Q: What was your previous project?
A: I always have several going on at one time – my ’70 Ghia ‘vert and my ’66 Camper are a couple I can name.
Q: What is your next project?
A: My ’81 Scirocco.
Q: What one word best describes your car?
Name- Eric Benjamin
Address- Maple Shade, NJ
Username in VWvortex Forums- Kafer 53
Club Affiliations- None
Mileage- 50,xxx KM
Original Color- Blue
Current Color- Blue
Engine- 1.8 100-hp 4cyl
Engine Modifications- Stock
Exhaust Modifications- Stock
Transmission Modifications- Stock
Suspension Modifications- Stock
Brake Modifications- Stock
Wheels and Tires- Stock
Exterior/Body Modifications- Stock
Interior Modifications- Stock
Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Stock Blaupunkt Longwave Radio
Thanks/Props- Mark, for convincing me this wasn’t such a bad idea;
Dave in Pasadena; Armon the truck driver
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