[T3] Insurance for our old type 3's

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Sat Mar 18 17:04:06 PDT 2017

Most windshields arrive broken or get broken the first attempt at install.
Replacements are off the market now, remaining stock is being sold at about
3X original cost, and many of the repro's just dont fit.

try not to break your windshield!


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
87 Golf  "Winterat" RIP
01 Sentra SE "Boremobile"

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From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Gary Forsmo
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 8:20 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Insurance for our old type 3's

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I've been with State Farm for 64 years.  Had cars, motorcycles, boats and
my Square insured with them.  Checked rates/coverage often against other
companies.  Found nothing better.
And with "no cost" glass replacement plus several no-hassle claims, they
get my premiums every 6 months.

VW coverage goes on and off as needed with a phone call.

Re:  Free Glass Replacement.
Several years ago (*~*1975) driving on Hwy. 41 north of Milwaukee a truck
threw a stone directly into my "line of sight".

Called State Farm Agent.  Reported the incident.  He directed me to a local
glass shop.
He said:  "They will replace the windshield with a PPG glass."
I said: "No.  I want original German-made glass installed."
After convincing him that I wanted to keep the car "as stock as possible",
but he said PPG was only ~$146.00; Original German glass was north of
~$450.00.  He "groused" but relented.

A week or so went by and he called, ... but good news/bad news.
The good: "The glass came in."
The bad:  "It arrived ... broken."
He said:  "There's only one other windshield in the U.S. and it's in
I said;  "So what's the problem?"
After a severe case of  "heartburn", he ordered the 2nd one.

I suggested that they better package the windshield well, because if it
came in broken, the next order would have to go to Wolfsburg.  :-)
Windshield arrived intact.

Gary "Frito" - '69 Squareback, FI, MT, One-owner
Rockport, TX (winter)
Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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