20 Years Later

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93cabriolet
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What year is your cabby?: 1993
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes

20 Years Later

Post by 93cabriolet » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:00 pm

Happy birthday Ms Cabby! 20 today.

It was Tuesday 20th April 1993 when this, the 36th Cabriolet of the day rolled off the production line at the Karmann factory in Osnabruck Germany.

Along with the last week of production, this car and the other 338 Cabriolets made there way to Australia.
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VW Australia sold their 100,000 Golf, and required cars for a promotion. My car can be seen in the second "0" and 3rd,4th,5th...
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Give you car a wash, Its at least 20 years old! (or 100 in people years)

Michael

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CalAltaDubber
Frozen Guy in the Northern Country
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What year is your cabby?: 1987
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Re: 20 Years Later

Post by CalAltaDubber » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:43 pm

That is excellent.
I assume you are the original owner. So it's nice to meet a a fellow long timer (I've had mine for 26 years, also since new).

Any way I'm glad you have shared your car and story with us.

Welcome to TRF.
Phil

'87 Cabriolet, "Topless Bunny"
'88 Cabriolet, "Posh Bunny"
'04 Golf
'12 Golf Wagon TDI
'69 Manx type Dune Buggy (New Toy)

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93cabriolet
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What year is your cabby?: 1993
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Re: 20 Years Later

Post by 93cabriolet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:47 am

CalAltaDubber wrote:That is excellent.
I assume you are the original owner.
No, the first owner sold after 13 years then I purchased the car. Most of the service history and bill of sale came with the vehicle.

Michael

93cabriolet
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Re: 20 Years Later

Post by 93cabriolet » Mon May 01, 2017 4:06 am

Mails in. Sent from Melbourne Australia to Auckland New Zealand (cabby spent two weeks on the dock) then to it's current home of Kingston Norfolk Island.

Cabby awaits unloading from the ship "Norfolk Guardian".
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Over the reef and to Kingston wharf.
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93cabriolet
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Re: 20 Years Later

Post by 93cabriolet » Mon May 01, 2017 5:14 am

So 24 years and 10 days later, Cabby is on a Island in the Pacific Ocean. Just 8km (5 miles) by 5km (3 miles) in size.

Parked beside a disused lighter (boat)
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In the back ground is the wharf shipping was loaded on to.
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Local beach. Heading into winter months, so too cold for the locals to go swimming.
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Outside the old jail. Note the remains of a stairway cut into the wall on the left side of the photo. This was the stairs to the Gallows. As in a noose was placed around ones neck...
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Prison Officers quarters now a chapel.
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Main jail entrance. 1847.
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Bloody bridge built around 1830. So named after blood was found seeping from the mortar. Legend has it prisoners murdered an officer and placed
the body inside the stone work...Note the blue mini Moke in the back ground. As in Chinese made new Mokes.
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Whats that smell?
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Re: 20 Years Later

Post by Briano1234 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:08 am

Awesome.
Briano

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