Original Art: D.E.Hill Tattooed Brooks Professional Saddle

Found here on eBay is a classic Brooks of England leather saddle with original tattoo art by D.E. Hill.

Traditional tattooist D.E. Hill has teamed up with VintageWerkes to create this original piece of active artwork. A brand new Brooks Professional saddle has become the canvas to display a very unique piece of art that you can mount on your bike and use daily. Commissioned pieces are available. Drop us a line for more information.

See more of D.E. Hill’s work here: https://instagram.com/dehilltattooer/

Brooks Professional in gorgeous Honey leather. This saddle is still in its original packaging and has never been mounted.

Length: 273mm
Width: 160mm
Height:67mm
Weight: 530g
Frame: Chromium Plated Steel

One fast Orange: Custom 1970 Formula Vee Bug

Found here on The Samba is a radically customized 1970 VW Beetle.

This Formula Vee inspired Bug was originally built in Louisiana in the mid-2000’s with virtually no expense spared. The list of upgrades and add-ons is impressive to say the least. The build was so good it garnered it a write up in Hot VW’s Magazine in December, 2007. From the late 60’s through the mid 70’s the Formula Vee catalog offered an array of options and parts that your friendly Volkswagen dealer could add on t0 your new Beetle. Many of the options were cosmetic including the side decals, shift knobs, steering wheel and the like. In addition, performance upgrades were offered including stiffer suspension, free flow exhausts and magnesium wheels.

The builder of this 1970 Formula Vee Bug took that concept of clever bits and pieces and turned the volume up to 11. Long gone is the original 1500cc type 1 motor. In its place is a tricked out 2276 that has been built to the 9’s. This beast features an 82mm SCAT Volksrace II crankshaft, CB Performance 5.5 H beam rods mated to Mahle 94mm forged pistons with lightened wrist pins. The CB Performance 044 SuperMag heads have been CNC ported and feature 42mm intake and 37.5mm exhaust valves. An Engle FK8 hot camshaft runs the valves with a lift of .534 and a .258 duration. A lightened 12.5 lb chromoly flywheel was installed along with a Kennedy stage 1 pressure plate and a Daikin solid hub disc. To keep everything cool a 28mm full flow oil pump moves the oil through a CB Performance 2qt Wide Glide oil sump with both an internal sump filter and a remote screw on type filter. Dual Weber 44mm IDF carburateurs let this beast inhale through CB Performance match ported intake manifolds. A custom built 1.5″  A1 Sidewinder ceramic coated exhaust with a stainless steel Magna Flow muffler lets it breath out. A Raby Aircooled Technology DTM fan shroud houses the Type 4 oil cooler. To add spark to the mix an MSD distributor and CDI ignition box have been added along with MSD wires.

A Maxi Flyer transmission was installed complete with “Super Differential” and polyurethane mount. Shifting duties are handled by an original Hurst shifter. The front suspension features a 2″ narrowed beam with 2.5″ dropped spindles and KYB GR-2 shocks and a 5/8″ narrowed sway bar. In the back the stock rear suspension was lowered one click and KYB Gas Adjust shocks and a torque bar chassis stiffener were added. Four wheel disc brakes were installed along with stainless brake lines.

The body features Creative Car Craft fiberglass rear fenders that are 1.5″ wider than stock and new stock front fenders. These house brand new 205/40 R17 Yokohama tires on BBS RGR dark anodized wheels. A Euro rear apron, Beehive taillights, rear pop-out windows and vent delete side windows were installed. Inside new charcoal cut-pile carpets, a new headliner and custom dashboard compliment a pair of Scat Procar Rally seats. Finally to help this bug make the long haul a 16 gallon fuel tank was installed.

Since its completion in 2006 this bug has been driven 14,730 miles. There are a few small paint chips on the nose and front fenders (pictured) but the paint still shines like new. Underneath the floorboards and heater channels are completely rust free. This bug is in Athens, GA and has a clear Georgia title. Feel free to email with questions or to set up a time to check it out.

The Formula Vee is being sold with the BBS RGR 17″ wheels for $14,ooo or $11,500 with the 5-Star 16″ wheels pictured in the Hot VW’s article. Offers will be considered.

 

Austrian Built: 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon

Found here on The Samba is a very original 1991 Vanagon GL.

This GL was built in the same Graz, Austria factory that built most of the Syncros. By ’91 production was winding down on the venerable T3 and van production had moved to Austria. This particular Vanagon has just over 146k on the clock and runs strong. The stock 2.1l fires right up and pulls well. The 3 speed automatic transmission upshifts and downshifts smoothly. The cruise control and power door locks function properly. The A/C blows but could probably stand a charge.

The body is in great shape with no rust underneath or at the seams. The Hankook tires have plenty of life in them and the Pastel White paint shines. A trailer hitch has been added for light towing or a bike rack. Inside the grey cloth/vinyl interior is in good condition with no tears. The front carpet is original and in good shape. The rear carpet shows some wear but is intact. The Panasonic In-dash CD player works properly and plays through stock speakers. All gauges and lights function properly. In the back the rear seat folds flat into a bed and the center seats flip forward.

Recent work includes a new muffler, exhaust seals and new valve cover gaskets. The bus is in Athens, GA. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to come and see it.

$7500 or best offer.

L’Eroica Ready: 1976 Colnago Super up for auction

Found here on eBay

Just in time for L’Eroica California we present this gorgeous vintage Colnago Super. The Columbus tubed frame and fork are circa 1976 featuring cable guides on top of the bottom bracket shell and squared fork crown. The paint is in great shape with only a few chips (pictured). This Colnago features a full Campagnolo Super Record groupo that is in equally great shape and works flawlessly. Thirty-six hole Red Label Fiamme rims are built with DT Swiss spokes on rare Super Record high-flange hubs. The Super Record bottom bracket has been recently rebuilt along with the Specialized headset (the only non-Campagnolo part on the bike). The Colnago badged Unicanitor saddle shows some wear in the lettering but is otherwise in good condition. It is mounted to a period correct Super Record seat post. Complete dimensions are below. Feel free to email with questions. The bicycle is in Athens, GA and the buyer will be responsible for the actual shipping costs. Thank you for bidding.

 Dimensions:

 Seat Tube: 55cm center-to-top

                   54cm center-to-center

 Top Tube: 54.5cm center-to-center

 Stem: Cinelli XA 120mm

 Bars: Cinelli 66 – 38

 Groupo: Campagnolo Super Record

 Crankarm Length: 170mm

Athens Cars & Coffee this Weekend

Athens Cars & Coffee will be at the VintageWerkes shop this coming Saturday, March 7th from 9-11:00am. Our new digs are at 145 Ruth Drive in Athens. Free coffee will be provided by Jittery Joe’s so swing by for a warm cup and some good shop talk. Spread the word

February Athens Cars & Coffee is a go!!

Calling all cars…..and bikes! The first Saturday of the month is fast approaching. We’ve officially moved AC&C to our new digs at 145 Ruth Drive in Athens. The time will be from 9-11am on February 7th and we’ll have free coffee provided by Jittery Joe’s! Swing by for a warm cup and some good chatter. Hope to see you there!

Old Cat with Potential: 1971 Jaguar E-Type Project and Parts

Up for sale is a ’71 Jaguar E-type coupe and a plethora of spare parts. The E-type is complete with very little rust. The engine turns and it rolls but has not been run in a while. Several interior parts, knock-offs and body panels are available along with a pair of Coupe bodies. See the pictures in the post and feel free to inquire about individual or package prices.

Athens Cars & Coffee: Saturday, November 1st – Come and Join Us!

November’s Athens Cars & Coffee is right around the corner! We’ll be back at the Jittery Joe’s Tasting Room at 425 Barber Street in the rear parking lot (closest to Nantahala Avenue). It will be a cold morning, perfect for a hot cup of Joe. Spread the word and check us out on  Facebook.

 

Very Original: 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon in Athens, GA

Seen here on The Samba.

Up for sale is a very original, good running ’85 Vanagon GL. Recent mechanical work includes a tune-up with new distributor cap and rotor, new plugs and air filter, oil and filter change, new battery, new thermostat and water pump, cooling system flush and a new clutch slave cylinder. Inside the original rear carpet was replaced and the middle seat removed for more storage. The middle seat will come with the sale. The bus runs well and starts every time. It still wears its original Dove Blue Metallic paint color although its showing its age. There is no rust underneath and the typical rear passenger side corner dent is small. The only rust on the bus is on the driver’s side nose above the headlight grill (see pictures). The rest of the seams are in great shape.

Clear Title. Feel free to email with questions or to set up a time to see it. The bus is in Athens, GA. $3,800 obo.

Athens Cars & Coffee this Saturday! Volkswagen Busses Featured!

Come and join us for the second Athens Cars & Coffee at the Jittery Joe’s Roaster on Barber Street. Presented by Vintage Werkes, this is a free event for car enthusiasts to bring their cars, kick tires, and enjoy a cup of Joe. We encourage classic cars and motorcycles but we welcome all! This month we’re featuring the venerable Volkswagen bus so we hope to have a good assortment of Type 2 and T25 vans and campers to check out. Athens Cars & Coffee will be held the first Saturday of every month and will run from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Last month’s kickoff event was a great success so tell a friend and we’ll see you at Joe’s.

When: October 4th, 8-11:00am

Where: Jittery Joe’s Roaster Tasting Room
425 Barber Street
Athens, GA 30601