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Title: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: AirCooledRules on Nov 29, 15, 15:21
Ive owned a lot of MK3 Golf/Jettas and have a soft spot for them as my first car was a 1998 Jetta GT, and ive always wanted a 1996 Golf Harlequin.

The problem with that is, that you cannot just buy a Golf Harlequin, they come up for sale few and very far between.

3 years ago there was one forsale on craigslist and I tried to make an appointment to see the car, but the owner was very difficult to deal with and then he upped the price which rubbed me the wrong way and nothing came of it. It was a missed opportunity, Then this spring Miguel ( oldschool_user ) posted a picture of a Harlequin on instagram and said it was available forsale, so I jumped on it and went to see the car the very next day after work.

It turns out its the very same one I tried to buy 3 years ago. Except this time I didn't miss out.

This car will satisfy 2 things for me, the want for a Harlequin and the want for a car with Collector Plates, this is the goal for this car, by next year it will hopefully be wearing Collector Plates.

Now for a little interesting info :

Only 264 Golf Harlequins were made. First they made 4, then they made another run of 60 and a final run of 200. All the cars are 1996 Models and they are all optioned the same. They only option was an Automatic transmission which thankfully my car does not have.

In total 66 were made of each base colour. My car is a Pistachio Green base, The other base colours are Tornado red, Ginster Yellow  and Chagall Blue. The only colour of those 4 that were available in north America at that time was Tornado Red, you could not buy a Golf in any of the other 3 colours here.

Under Colour on the insurance papers it says " Multi "

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Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Autohau5 on Nov 29, 15, 19:09
Jazzy Jeff looks nice. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: CouchSurfer on Nov 29, 15, 21:34
Nice purchase  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Gerg on Nov 29, 15, 21:59
Kewl colors
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: lu vr6 on Nov 29, 15, 23:48
Did you buy it from the same owner from the first time around?
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: BlueVR on Nov 30, 15, 00:08
Always wonder what engine bay color is on these.
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: malamikigo on Nov 30, 15, 00:36
Always wonder what engine bay color is on these.


In total 66 were made of each base colour. My car is a Pistachio Green base, The other base colours are Tornado red, Ginster Yellow  and Chagall Blue. The only colour of those 4 that were available in north America at that time was Tornado Red, you could not buy a Golf in any of the other 3 colours here.
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Shinny on Nov 30, 15, 16:15
Nice pickup!! Someone had one of these around my parents place in Surrey for years.

Do you think ICBC will view this car as a limited production run and give you collectors plates without having to wait the 25 years? I'm curious...wonder if they view it as a regular Golf CL or will the paint code set it off as unique.  Hope it gets plated though.

Speaking of paint code, what does VW list the paint code as on the car?
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Stephan Schmidt on Nov 30, 15, 17:28
I don't believe you can get collector plates for the car, I've already asked in the past as they see it as a Golf GL (which is what VW's system shows too).

From ICBC's website: http://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/collector-mods/Pages/Collector-vehicles.aspx (http://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/collector-mods/Pages/Collector-vehicles.aspx)

"at least 15 years old and of no more than 1,500 of that make and model (not edition) produced worldwide by the manufacturer for that model year"

The VIN number must be specific to that model run that makes it a limited production run, not just a special edition.  For example, 1993 Miata Limited edition ("black miata") or the 1992/93 Acura Integra GSR.  Both of these models have been documented by the manufacturer to be limited in production with the VIN number being set apart from the regular production run.

Again, that's what I was told by ICBC and this is how it was explained to me.  The only difference in the cars was a special paint colour, not limited production run specified by VIN. 

Let me know what you find!  If you can get collector plates, then 97 driver edition GTI's should be allowed too, but again, it was only a special edition. 
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: AirCooledRules on Nov 30, 15, 17:47
I know people with collector plates on several cars that are "limited editions" which are not nearly as special.

Like Honda CRX " Special Edition", Dodge Viper's, Porsche 968 and sereral others.

Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Stephan Schmidt on Nov 30, 15, 18:14
Call icbc and see what they say. I'm curious as when I asked a few years ago, they said no.
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Shinny on Nov 30, 15, 18:15
I know people with collector plates on several cars that are "limited editions" which are not nearly as special.

Like Honda CRX " Special Edition", Dodge Viper's, Porsche 968 and sereral others.



CRX's are older than 25 years now so no issue there. The viper and Porsche ...not sure how they did that. Was it possible the viper was a factory Hennessy model with a unique VIN or the same for the Porsche, possible a RUF edition with a unique VIN.     Getting collector plates is a bit of a joke. You send in pics and they send you plates. There is no actual verification that the pics you send in are of your car. When I plated my Corrado I could have just as easily submitted photos that I found online.

Go to the Langley good times car show and you see 70's era cars tubbed with cages. They wouldn't be eilgible for plates as "collector modified" doesn't kick in until a 1950's or older car IIRC. So they would have submited pictures of the car when it was more or less stock.

A few people have tried getting collector plates on 95 Corrado's as they are also limited production but i personally don't know anyone that was successfull. Getting the documentation into the hands of the decision makers at ICBC seems to be the issue.

If your harlequin gets plated then does that open the door for any car with a limited paint scheme from the factory eligible for plates ? That's how ICBC will look at it.
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: AirCooledRules on Nov 30, 15, 18:59
The cars i mention are cars that were plated at 15 years old. I know a guy that has had collector plates on his 1991 CRX special edition for like 8 years, and no the vipers are not hennessey.

Lots of other cars aswell that i dont remember right now. I think this car should be able to get the plates, but i guess we will see how it goes.

With the porsche example, i tried to get collector plates for my 1992 Porsche 968 years ago and was told no because there were like 1600 coupes made that year. But i knew a guy who had Collectors on his Cabriolet because there was like 1400 cabs that year. lol. nothing special about it,
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: RyanAnthony on Nov 30, 15, 19:49
is this the car with rusty strut towers?
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: AirCooledRules on Nov 30, 15, 20:32
It has rust in the strut towers
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Shinny on Nov 30, 15, 20:49
The cars i mention are cars that were plated at 15 years old. I know a guy that has had collector plates on his 1991 CRX special edition for like 8 years, and no the vipers are not hennessey.

Lots of other cars aswell that i dont remember right now. I think this car should be able to get the plates, but i guess we will see how it goes.

With the porsche example, i tried to get collector plates for my 1992 Porsche 968 years ago and was told no because there were like 1600 coupes made that year. But i knew a guy who had Collectors on his Cabriolet because there was like 1400 cabs that year. lol. nothing special about it,

It almost comes down to what guy you happen to get that reviews your application and claim. I didn't think I was going to pass, my headlights are blacked out, I removed the side mouldings and the rear is debadged. I stuck a VW emblem on for the pics and it passed first time.

My only worry was if you apply once and fail does your car get red flagged next time you apply and they are more willing too look at the finer details.

The viper had to have some special circumstance, no way he had a stock viper and just applied for plates and got em...everyone would be doing it then. It must meet some requirement somehow or he has found some loophole in the system... People will do a lot to have $430/yr insurance.
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: AirCooledRules on Nov 30, 15, 21:06
If the viper is 15 years old and there are less then 1500 of a certain type made, Say GTS trim, then it qualifies.  And yes people do it, theres lots of vipers that have collector plates. 

If they reject your claim for say, the blacked out headlights, they will list the items you need to change or repair to qualify. So second time around should be easy if you comply
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Shinny on Dec 01, 15, 06:23
Ok.

Keep us updated...really curious how this turns out. Hope it gets plated...would be cool for sure.
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Stephan Schmidt on Dec 01, 15, 08:23
If the viper is 15 years old and there are less then 1500 of a certain type made, Say GTS trim, then it qualifies.  And yes people do it, theres lots of vipers that have collector plates. 

If they reject your claim for say, the blacked out headlights, they will list the items you need to change or repair to qualify. So second time around should be easy if you comply

With the Viper, yes, of course it would qualify as long as its 15 years old and that particular model (for example GTS) has less than 1500 units produced where the VIN indicates this.  Where you'll run into issues (as I've been told when I personally asked about driver's edition GTI's and harlequin Golfs) is that their VIN number's don't specify them as a limited run production car as they are just editions of the golf.  When I type in a vin for the harlequin into VW's system, it says 1996 Golf GL and the only unique thing about it is that it says it has a special exterior paint colour and different interior trim.  But its listed as a Golf GL. 

However, email ICBC or give them a call and see what they say!

You hit the nail on the head for the application rejection.  I've gone through the process 5 times (3 cars and 2 motorbikes) and 3 of my family members have collector plates on their cars.  If they reject it they'll tell you why and what needs to change.  Then when you re-submit your pictures, they'll fast track the process.
Title: Re: Now Available in Technicolor
Post by: Schmiesus on Dec 01, 15, 12:10
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