[T3] Witness Squareback

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Tue Sep 17 20:07:51 PDT 2019

The steering wheel and wipers nail the movie car as a 71, and indeed
this IS the movie car.

The car in Hershey was owned by a guy named Eric,  he bought it from
Paramount after the movie for around $4500, drove it home and it quit on the
way, towed it the rest of the way and it was never touched again till
hershey.  Eric was pretty much living out of the car he did drive, so not
sure how much longer he had it but it was the one thing he had that had some
value.  After Hershey, one of the participants loned Eric his truck and tow
dolly to move the car into a local storage locker, where it may have been
ever since.


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
95 Chrysler Cirrus Lxi "Cirfogsalot"
"hanging out at the tail end of the bell
curve, and loving every minute of it!" 

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:59 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Witness Squareback

On 17 Sep 2019 at 20:50, Keith Park wrote:

> Yes, apparently despite the ebay listing results, it did not sell, its
> in PA.

This latest ad sounded like it came from someone who knew less about it 
than the guy who had it in Hershey. I have to admit that I don't remember 
him, but didn't he seem pretty aware of the car's history. He didn't just
find it 
in an abandoned storage locker, did he?

> it is a 71.

Yes, THIS one is, clearly, from the VIN that's given, but was the Witness
a '71?

I may just be biased here by the fact that I have a light blue '73 in
that looks just like that car, and also needs to get out on the road again.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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