We've all heard stories of warehouses full of cars in far off locations, but actually coming across one of these mythical finds doesn't happen very often. Reader Alex recently shared with us a friend's warehouse in Brazil full of cars. His friend is selling off his collection of Brazilian Volkswagens, which can be found here on the Samba or here on his own website.
There are sixteen complete VW SP2s, seven disassembled SP2s, and a mixture of other makes and models. The SP2 was a Brazil only product and never officially imported into the States, however there are a few floating around in North America. The SP2 was Volkswagen do Brazil's replacement for the aging Karmann Ghia.
The disassembled SP2s have been stacked on their ends against one of the walls, which is probably not the best for them, but it definitely makes for a dramatic picture. The SP2 was relatively successful, but its 1.7 liter engine only put out 75 hp and didn't match the car's sporting looks, which had a negative impact on sales. In the four years of production, only 10,000 were built before production was halted.
Besides the SP2s, the seller also has a 1974 VW 6 door Kombi van, a 1972 Karmann Ghia TC, a Lancia, a Fiat 128, and a Avallone Formula VW. It appears that most of these cars have had parts stripped off, but there are more then enough parts here to easily make more then a few complete cars.
The seller is asking $4,800 for each of the SP2s, but shipping will cost a bit to get one of these up to the States. It would be great if this warehouse had some other rare makes, but it is interesting to see so many SP2s in one location. There aren't many SP2s on the market, so we aren't sure what these cars are actually worth in the States. The few we have seen for sale here are going for around $18,000, so we aren't sure if this is a good deal or not. What do you think?