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By RickEnRota Date 2013-06-02 17:44 Edited 2013-06-02 17:51
I'm not sure, but the buggy project I just purchased looks like an Albar.  There's isn't anything that says it's an Albar.  The wheels have "Albar" stamped on them.  It's a full size pan (not shortened).  Pan is from 1969 and the engine appears to be a 1967 1500 cc. 

I was very heavy into air cooled VWs and dune buggies back in high school.  I got this project for my 50th B-Day.  It runs but none of the instuments work.  Interior work needs to be done and the rest is just clean-up and getting it legal to run on road.  Location is southern Spain.

Rick
En Rota

By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2013-06-02 18:58
This is one of the links I came up with on the internet: http://books.google.com/books?id=EcJBWRPALC4C&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28&dq=Albar+dune+buggy&source=bl&ots=fb2vOR6io6&sig=VSBk79meuakIhJErteIMauxX4yM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rI-rUYO0EqTL0QGQ24CYDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Albar%20dune%20buggy&f=false
Another link:http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=33618
This one looks different in several ways but says Albar: http://www.flickr.com/groups/vwdunebuggies/pool/tags/albar/
This link shows a Albar with the snorkle on the rear, I think it is not the ES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3jM0qKuB04
The green one in this video looks like yours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWLCmAA4uVg
lots more pictures to compare to, both the ES and the S  I think: http://www.autopasion18.com/HISTORIA-ALBAR.htm
I hope I have not confused you, but have helped. 
Lloyd
By RickEnRota Date 2016-05-12 11:43 Edited 2016-05-12 11:51
After closer review and investigation, this is indeed an Albar Buggy.  It actually has Albar stamped on the chrome wheels and on the "ALBAR Swiss" stamped on the Stainless Steel exhaust.  I contacted the Swiss DMV for any history and they provided old registrations from when it was initially registered as a new Beetle in Nov 1968 and when it was Albar converted it into a Buggy.  It's now has a new wire harness installed, seats repaired, New tail lights, new brakes and tires.  Just had it officially cataloged as "historic" by the local Spanish government (Junta de Andalucia).  Waiting for the safety inspection (like the MOT in the UK) appointment then plate issuance and the open road.
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2016-05-12 16:01
Thank you for the Update!
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