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1973 Volkswagen K70 LS Sondermodell [Typ 48]

1973 Volkswagen K70 [Typ 48] in Hidden Agenda, Movie, 1990 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE

1973 Volkswagen K70 LS Sondermodell [Typ 48]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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vilero ES

2008-12-04 12:39

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[Image: 235321-HiddenAgenda9.jpg] [Image: 235322-HiddenAgenda12.jpg]

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Ingo DE

2008-12-04 13:45

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@vilero: Many thanks for the pic :beer: Salud!

This K 70 is a "Sondermodell" (special model), a LS with 100hp, built between May and July 1973. Available only in yellow and this colour "marathonmetallic" as shown above. For an unknown reason the back stripes on the side are missing at this car (originally all LS-special-models had them). The back painted panel is correct, also the black interior.

Exactly this car is still existing. A friend of mine, a Luxemburgish guy has it in his K 70-collection (actually he owns 49 or 50 K 70, plus ca.20 Range Rover's and perhaps a dozen of Eicher-tractors).

This scene, where the killers in the K 70 are shooting the passengers of the Cortina (I don't know, which are the bad guys) was filmed somewhere around London. In 1991 or 1992 a NSU-freak from Sheffield has found the K 70, abandoned in the field. He picked it up and owned it until 1999. I'd seen it (and drove it by myself) for the first time in 1993, at the International NSU-meeting in Antwerpen/Belgium. In 1999 my friend has bought it. With annother friend we made two "Let's buy British RHD-K 70"-trips to England. We bought three cars and have wrecked three more. :)

There shall be visible, how the car losts the last 25 cm-pipe of the exhaust. When it was found again in 1992, this part was broken indeed. Between the seats there were also left over some empty MP-cartrigdes.

garco NL

2008-12-04 13:47

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Interesting story :king:

vilero ES

2008-12-04 13:54

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Ingo wrote ....................................
I'd seen it (and drove it by myself) for the first time in 1993, at the International NSU-meeting in Antwerpen/Belgium. In 1999 my friend has bought it. With annother friend we made two "Let's buy British RHD-K 70"-trips to England. We bought three cars and have wrecked three more. :)..........................

This comment deserves a pic of you driving the K70 :beer:

Ingo DE

2008-12-04 14:07

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P.S. I must admit, that we'd done a little bit illegal things with that car (9 years ago, so probably the limitation exists). Its engine wasn't running good, only on three cylinders. To save the engine, I'd put it on tow on my own K 70 and -under suspicious views of the P&O-employees- we brought it onto the ferry in Hull. Back on the Continent in Rotterdam, we'd decided, that it's too circuitous to leave it there and pick it up later again, so I'd towed it across the whole Netherlands to the barn of the other friend in Münster/Germany. Everytime, when there were some police-cars on our lane, we made the bluff, that we just wanted to leave the highway - and went back on lane, after the cops had been away. :)

A few pics of that tour are visible in the gallery of our club-page http://www.k70-club.de/ (at "Schrott" and "Noch mehr Bilder"). By the way the British plate "VWK 70", visible on the "all over the world"-thread, is a real one. It -still- belongs to the Skoda- and used-cars- dealer Maudson in Hull. It was a VW-garage in the 70ies. When he started to sell the K 70 in 1972, be bought this plate from the former owner, even in 1972 he had paid 500 Pounds for it.

vilero ES

2008-12-04 14:17

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Ingo wrote .................................................
A few pics of that tour are visible in the gallery of our club-page http://www.k70-club.de/ (at "Schrott" and "Noch mehr Bilder"). ..........................

@ingo [Image: k701fb6.4379.jpg][Image: k702fo2.6594.jpg] :cry: :cry:



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Ingo DE

2008-12-04 14:30

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@vilero: it was me, who had crashed the K 70 on the right. :/ The pic was made in front of my old garage.

The RHD-K 70 on the left pic was once for sale nearby Cork/Ireland. It contains also a funny anecdote.
At Easter 2000 I'd visited a K 70-owner in Dublin for a weekend (the guy behind the car). He told me, that he'd found an advertise in the newspaper "K 70, good condition for sale". He suggested to make a trip across Ireland to look for it. I was very suspicious before about the "good condition", when my friend had asked for a test drive and the owner had answered "the cylinderhead is missing".
It was an unbelievable scenery. The seller was a real "messy". He weared -Easter weekend- a nice and expensive suit, but that was all. His house, an old cottage, the garden and even the K 70, were filled over and over with junk and garbage. In the K 70 were stored hundreds of kilogrammes of old paper and worn out clothes.

A propos good condition: the one and only part, which was still usable, was the mirror on the right door. That was definetely all.
Interesting had been also the Japanese(!) front lamps, but they'd been rotten, too.

We really didn't know, if we should lough or cry about this whole scenery. My friend had said "Good, that we also made a touristic journey, otherwise I would be totally pissed, because I drove along the half island just to see this piece of dirt."


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carchasesfanatic ES

2008-12-04 14:48

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Ingo wrote @vilero: it was me, who had crashed the K 70 on the right. :/ The pic was made in front of my old garage.


What did you do? :p

Ingo wrote His house, an old cottage, the garden and even the K 70, were filled over and over with junk and garbage. In the K 70 were stored hundreds of kilogrammes of old paper and worn out clothes.


Yuck, did that guy have Diogenes syndrome?

Ingo wrote My friend had said "Good, that we also made a touristic journey, otherwise I would be totally pissed, because I drove along the half island just to see this piece of dirt."


Oh well, i guess you never know if the journey is going to be in vain.

Ingo DE

2008-12-04 20:54

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carchasesfanatic wrote
What did you do? :p


I drove on the middle lane of the Autobahn, a tourist-bus left of me suddenly drove to the right and forced me on the right lane. There had been slow trucks (way up a hill). I braked and slipped on the far right, the emergency-lane. Unfortunatley there stood a Opel Astra F Caravan. So I crashed with about 80-90 km/h into it. The Astra was pushed a few meters more, over the ditch in the the bushes. Fortunately the passengers, a father with a small child in a childrens-seat (he stopped, because the boy had openend the chair-lock) weren't injured. I had a small cut in one finger by the smashed windscreen and a dot on my forehead, caused by the steering-wheel.
Anways, this steering-wheel is still in use in my actual K 70 - because it didn't have any scratches by weeding-rings on the back (a problem with the hardplastic-steering-wheels)

Ingo DE

2008-12-04 20:58

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carchasesfanatic wrote
Oh well, i guess you never know if the journey is going to be in vain.


No, mostly you never know it. So the best would be, to combinate such trips with other things or visits in that area. Since I'm active with old cars, since over 18 years, I had seen so many junk - junk, whose owners had the strangest ideas about condition and value, that I always start with constrained expectations.

Ingo DE

2008-12-04 21:01

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carchasesfanatic wrote
Yuck, did that guy have Diogenes syndrome?


http://www.messies.com/

Ingo DE

2008-12-04 21:04

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P.S. Funny, what thumbnails you can see underneath the "messie-K 70"-pic with the title "pictures like this one" :lol:

ingo DE

2009-02-02 16:26

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sh.., i am just rummaging around for photos to find the original number (for our dvla-checkers over here). it was something with trk ... m, if i remember correctly. :/

ingo DE

2009-11-21 21:33

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:hello: DLVA-checkers. The original number of this specific car was TRK 539 M.

Sunbar UK

2009-11-21 21:43

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The vehicle details for TRK 539M are:

Date of Liability 01 09 1996
Date of First Registration 08 08 1973
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1805CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLUE

ingo DE

2009-11-21 21:47

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Thanks sunbar :beer:

The informations are correct. So Mike from Sheffield let it stand around for three years until we've picked it up (resp.towed it away :whistle: )

ingo DE

2009-11-22 12:55

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Oh, annother DVLA-question: am I right, that VWK 70 is at an Skoda in the area of Hull?

Sunbar UK

2009-11-22 13:16

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HPI details: Make SKODA Model FABIA CLASSIC 8V

The DVLA vehicle details for VWK 70 are:

Date of Liability 01 11 2010
Date of First Registration 09 07 2002
Year of Manufacture 2002
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1397CC
CO2 Emissions 168g/Km
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
Vehicle Colour BLUE
Vehicle Type Approval M1

The original registration district: WK = Coventry

There is a good chance the registration was transferred at some time as it is non-year related.

ingo DE

2009-11-22 13:33

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Yes, it was transferred in 1971/72 from a VW Beetle to a VW-dealer in Hull - he paid 500 Pounds for it, much money in the early 70ies - and was used for the dealer-owned K 70ies. After the production stopped, he let it on a 1974 K 70 LS. Even this car wasn't used since the mid-80ies and was stored in a shed, he let the MOT running to keep the plate. When we -my luxemburgish friend, the K 70-collector, and me- have bought it in 1999, he organized a new registration for the car, just for a few weeks, to put the "VWK 70" on one of his Skodas. Since the late 80ies, he changed from a VW-garage to a Skoda-dealer.

Sunbar UK

2009-11-22 14:10

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Interesting ingo.

Obviously the owner still thinks it worth while to retain the number plate despite the fact he is no longer a VW dealer. But he would not be loosing any money on it anyway, other than the cost of transferring it every few years when he sells the cars concerned. The value should be increasing slightly year by year.

I would estimate that the cost a number plate similar to 'VWK 70' would be about £2500 at today's prices.

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ingo DE

2009-11-22 14:21

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Perhaps one of the very few single British K 70-freaks would like to have it. But the freaks for aircooled VW's are more numerous and much more freaked out.

I've read -and seen at eBay- that any kind of British registration, containing any combination with "VW", got incredible prices.

Sunbar UK

2009-11-22 14:58

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Some typical prices from a dealer in personalised number plates

VWX 1 £14495

VWX 5 £3245

11 VWX £1945

X1 VWX £1695

B19 VWX £1045

These are for three-letter combinations 'VW?' however 'VW' on its own would be considerably more, like £3000 to £10000.

"VWK 35" is currently for sale at £2995


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ingo DE

2009-12-25 18:15

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I just reminding something special of the former owner of this car. He had it with him, when I've seen him and the car for the first time, at the International NSU-meeting in Antwerpen/Belgium in 1993 - selfmade Cider. In a plastic-gallon-canister. Incredible stuff. Tasty, but incredible. After 0.2 liter you couldn't look straight ahead any more. :D

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