Emotions combined with fear, that seems to be the driving force for politicians as well as managers nowadays…. Greece is the main problem, but suddenly a handful of refugees appear (in fact a number less than 1%! of the European population) and the issue of Greece appears to be solved. Completely out of the media. The Chinese growth figures have been adjusted from 7% to 6% and the stock exchange markets went down with approximately 15%. Have we forgotten how to think rationally since 2007-2008 ?
Apparently we fear to lose everything we’ve got. Indeed we have always more and more. People complain and harp on but nevertheless we must admit that we’ve never possessed that much ever before. Of course we’re afraid that we’ll have to compromise. There is no need to if we’re all working and pay attention so that our incredible good social security won’t be abused. Obviously it must be controlled more severely. And leave this system for the benefit of those who really need it and expel from the exploiters…that’s work for the policy makers who are willing to think in the long term.
It’s not to blame on the Vintage Volkswagen world or any other make of Classic cars. The market conditions are high and very promising in our niche market. If I look to the prices of old timers, even to me they seem incredible. For the price you could buy a nice Porsche Pre A 3 years ago, you’ve now hardly a 911 from the mid-eighties… for the same PreA you pay nowadays the triplicate. The prices for Volkswagens have been increasing for the past 15 years and investment capital finds its way more and more to our hobby. That’s a good thing, though it has some disadvantages… Good : because it enables many salesmen to attend a more important segment of cars (improvement of collection) bad : because many investors don’t show their cars, they just keep them stored for a period of 10 years. That is wrong. To buy a car is one thing, but during storage you should care for the car…preferably also drive with it.
This leads us of course to ‘our” parts supply. The summer season 2015 was for our customers as well as for us a top season. Apparently we keep on growing, that’s a good thing, isn’t it?
In the autumn we will be working at BBT for a better and faster service, better deliveries and a higher satisfaction degree for our customers. Our system isn’t impeccable, perhaps owing to growing pains, but we are working at it. With a “bullet proof” system, not as a fata morgana, but as an exclusive target. We’ll go for it!
This newsletter is full of news of new products and information of our BBT product assortment. So during autumn you can undertake steps to start a big winter restoration project. A good start assures nice work. Order the parts you need in time to avoid stops during restoration. That’s how parts for Vintage Volkswagen make your personal conjuncture flourish.
Isn’t it marvelous to collect cars ?
Enjoy the beautiful colors of the autumn season. Driving with old timers during autumn is really worthwhile!
Friday product update.
Do you know that BBT has a weekly product update through the BBT blog ?Our FPU appears each Friday at 12pm and gives a short summary of new products, products that are back in stock again after a long period of discontinuity or eventual improvements and modifications in our product assortment.
# 0892-100 Outer skin door step T25 79-92 left BBT
# 0892-101 Front wheel arch right T25 05/79-08/92 BBT
# 0892-350 Rear wheel arch left T25 05/79-08/92 BBT
# 0892-351 Rear wheel arch right T25 05/79-08/92 BBT
# 1385-300 Lowered springs T25 60mm (4pcs) BBT
# 0740-001 Taillight seal Type 1 08/55-07/61 left-right TQ / BBT
# 0525-601 Dashgrill with hole for clock (chrome)Type 1 10/52-07/57 BBT
Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!
|# 0207-200||Running board Mexican in pair|
|# 0347-001||Pop out window set Type 1 -64 (used)|
|# 1669-5||Middle bearings Type 4|
|# 1840||Extra long oil level dipstick|
|# 1951-1||Regulator 6Volt generator (BQ)|
|# 2559-500||Centercap for 4 lug ATS wheel (1)|
|# 2675-11||Dash top padded section T2 68-79 grey|
|# 3047||94mm cylinder shims .180 set|
|# 9495-52||Classic VW magazine (Boxertje) Herfst 2014|
|# 9496-11||Airmighty 11|
|# 9496-13||Airmighty 13|
|# 9496-18||Airmighty 18|
|# 9496-PO-14||Airmighty Portfolio 2014|
|# 0637-050||Battery 6 Volt 66ah Type1 (modern model) use # 0637|
|# 1382-1||Steering knuckle disc brakes left Type1 65- (original) use # 1382|
|# 1383-1||Steering knuckle disc brakes right Type1 65- (original) use # 1383|
|# 9301||VW USA service manual use # 9390-050|
Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!
Following items are still available @ BBT but due to low demand they are now available as special order what might be subject to longer delivery terms.
|# 1480-095||Drive axle front Synchro T25 06/86-07/92|
|# 1715-051||Piston and cylinder kit 36hp (4pcs) KS|
|# 1715-205||Piston and cilinderkit 1900 CC - 95,50 mm Watercooled - (4pcs) - AA performance|
|# 2090-03||Tachometer adapter|
|# 0499-275||Sign NL 1975|
|# 0499-281||Sign NL 1981|
|# 0561-23||Sunvisors KG pair black/mirror|
|# 1086||Heat exchanger 1600cc injection left|
|# 2189-250||Carburettor linkage Okrasa (OE)|
|# 2649-03||Autometer shift lite lenskit red|
|# 3120-020||Seat covers black 56-57TQ|
|# 9025-083||Boot cover Karmann Ghia 70-74 beige canvas|
|# 9200-05||Headlining Type1 57-58 material|
The lower front window edges of Type 2 -07/67 Buses can suffer serious corrosion damage due to a leaking windscreen seal. Due to this leakage, moisture can remain between the rubber seal and the window edges with the known consequences.
Repairing this type of rust damage is not easy because of the profile around the window edges. From now on BBT has the lower 18 cm available as a replacement part.
If the damage is bigger, you can order the complete window edge BBT 0890-241 or the complete front panel BBT 0890-992, 0890-993 or 0890-994.