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Newsletter July 2017 print


Spring started a bit chilly, but gradually days got nicer.  Splendid ‘convertible” weather and a lot of sunshine! People are happy when the weather is nice and it’s so much easier to work with happy people…

Our great cyber investments are in the making, but unfortunately we’re coping with some delay. Apparently they are now in the final test stage.  It’s quite exciting.  We hold our breath…J-

There have been some changes in our staff during the last weeks. Two new faces in the office, we’ll have to get used to this summer, but more details later on this article.

This spring  is as usual very busy, it seems even busier than previous years. So increase of our staff will be necessary. In September our sales team will receive an additional hand and we have in mind to engage extra people for our warehouse, so that pressure of work can be kept within bounds. Delivery times must definitely be examined, because they are escalating. Our apologies to those customers who were forced to wait for their orders, we are doing our utmost!

The crisis in the world’s economy seems to be rather under control. Large companies are again investing, the mills are back turning, interests are at an historical rock-bottom, which results of course  in investments  and boost of the economy.

In social and political matters that’s a horse of a different color.   France  resolutely voted for well considered  changes, though the American president Trump seems not be an easy person. In the United Kingdom Teresa May has made a real political mess, which will not beneficiate the Brexit… when will politicians understand that they must collaborate instead of their individualistic, populistic thinking at short terms. We are doing better with our ancient cars and peculiar niche market!  We work together and plan things on long terms, so that we are getting all forward!

I wish you a beautiful summer and let’s hope that we meet one another at the Bug-in in Chimay or le Bug Show at Spa. This year we choose not to be presented in a stand, but we’ll be present on both large meeting, that’s for sure… time for a beer…together!


Personnel update

After 21 years of loyal service, Alain has decided to face other challenges. He started his career at BBT on October 1 1996 as a warehouseman, where he became quick  assistant salesman. In 2000 Alain became my personal purchase assistant. A job that he took over and would do for 16 years with all his heart and soul. Many foreign business trips, striving to fulfill the companies spirit for 100%, numerous visits to factories and suppliers, we’ve experienced it together and we’ll definitely remain friends for life. We all wish Alain the very best in his ‘new life’. No more computer screens, but wood, saws and hammers instead…

Alain will be replaced by Jerry, a young dynamic guy, who started two months ago his training with fresh courage. He’s ready now to start his purchase adventure with supplies and productions outside Europe. Jerry worked before in the automobile sector and has a thorough technical knowledge. You can reach him at jerry@bbt4vwcom

Hector will leave us too for a new challenge in a big international company. He was for 3 years sales assistant and export outside Europe. Frederik will continue his job, and in December he will receive assistance from Geoffrey…

A couple of months ago we said goodbye to Guido, our senior driver. Guido is now enjoying his retirement. He will not be replaced, our tours have been rescheduled and partly set on external transport.

Exciting times…

No longer available


# 0215 Runningboard mat black left
# 0216 Runningboard mat black right
# 0879-1 Complete front inner wheelarc left Original
# 1248-090 Brake caliper T2 08/70-07/72 left
# 1602-10 Rod bearings standard for Porsche
# 1722-1 Cylinder head 25HP
# 2612 Autometer 5' 10000rpm + switch lamp
# 2616-12 AG 5' 10.000rpm + external switch lamp
# 2618-02 Autometer ultra 3-3/8' 190kph
# 2660 Autometer Air fuel ratio meter kit
# 3247 Comp.turbo muffler 2'
# 3252 Muffler 'Fatboy' for #1013 T2 63-71
# 6000-320 Key ring with bottle opener - design of  VW T1 Bus - red
# 6290-003 Sticker L 620
# 6290-028 Sticker L 80 E
# 6290-034 Sticker L 32 K
# 9255 Winddeflector Karmann Ghia convertible
# 9496-22 Airmighty 22
# 0357-2 Clip-in scrapers for #0357 (use # 0357-1)
# 1595-912 Starter T25 1.9-2.1 08/85-08/92 (use # 1595-910)

Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!

Available to special order only

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.

# 0385-100 Chrome hook for sunroof lock Type 1/2
# 0385-320 Phenolic guide plate under side springbar Type 1/2 (pair)
# 0386-030 Center lock for sunroof Type 2
# 0486-280

Sun visor Type 3 blue (plastic)

# 0486-282 Sun visor Type 3 green (plastic)
# 0492-130 Fuel tap Porsche 356 03/55-08/61
# 0499-485 Sign D 1985
# 0561-52 Sunvisors Type3 61-74 pair black
# 1000-851 Exhaust assembly kit Type 4 - Vintage Speed
# 1078-520 Brake pads for rear disc kit
# 1286-1 Front brakedrum 1302/1303 Fuchs BBT
# 1799-6 Piston rings 104mm T4
# 2188-5 Crossbar linkage IDA T1
# 2197-610 Velocity stacks covers Pro-Style IDA (pair)
# 4870-252 Roof rack 4 bows T25  (Stainless steel)
# 9105-31 hood T1 68-72 brown canvas
# 9200-35 Headlining Type1 1971 black full vinyl

New products

Juego de cerraduras escarabajo

0426-550  08/60-07/64
111 905 803D + 113 837 205C x2 + 113 827 561

emblema de capo delantero (original)

0440  Escarabajo 09/62-
113 853 601B

Tapa embelesadora para sujeción del espejo en gris

0464-290  Furgoneta -07/67

Pestaña exterior de 1 luna lateral completa para Bus

0890-231  -07/67

Chapa interior para 2 lunas laterales bus

0890-235  -07/67

Juego de montaje de zapatas de freno delantero para escarabajo -11/57 + trasero 11/53-10/57


Arandela prisionera para brazo pitman

1368-211  Furgoneta 69-07/72
211 415 273

Volante motor 25-30pk - 180mm – aligerado


Tapa de delco baja en calidad superior

2004-250  6V & 1200ccT1 02/64-07/68T2 02/64-07/67Type 3, 1 carb. 08/63-07/68
111 905 207C

Rotor para tapa de delco baja en calidad superior

2006-250  Kever 02/64-07/68Bus 02/64-07/67Type 3, 1 carb 08/63-07/68
113 905 225F

Platinos, 12/1500 'BERU'

111 998 063

Chapa de motor (1600cc)

2250-200  Furgoneta 08/71-07/79

Cable de cuentakilómetros en calidad superior

2699-055  Karmann Ghia 08/71-
141 957 801D

Bótela de líquido refrigerante con tapón

4225-035  T3 WBX/Diesel 08/82-
025 121 482

Asa negra para armario Westfalia

6440-100  Furgoneta 08/67-07/79
231 070 965 + 231 070 966 + 231 067 156A

Emblema Karmann cabrio

151 853 901

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