Originally Posted by evilfij
Ninja not samuari. Point to one where I was off by double.
There are some 10 year old 130s on ebay UK for 6000UKP and for 8000UKP asking, you could have this in a year stateside:
There is also a 3000UKP galvy chassis 200tdi 1984 D90 and a 6000UKP galvy chassis 1988 300tdi 110 CSW so I stand by my statement that a LHD beater 130 with a Tdi would sell for around $20k.
OK I will bite. Here is the breakdown on the truck you posted up on Ebay.
8K BP = $13,200.00+ shipping etc $3,200.00 = $16,480.00 To start
LHD conversion with Parts $4,500.00 (if you can find the parts now a days) A proper conversion
130 rear tub, (if you can find one) $1,500.00 labor to install and prep $1,000.00
130 Roof or make one $1,500.00
New "B" pillar $700.00
Prep, paint etc $4,500.00
General labor $3,000.00
LHD A/C $950.00
Total price $ 34,130.00
Now this is assuming the doors are great, frame, needs nothing, motor needs nothing, and all the interior trim is great. I am sure that I have left off several things. And all of my numbers are very conservative.
Now tell me again how you can do one for 20K?