This weekend, check out the latest in dune and dirt sports alongside eBay Motors at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California. Held at the OC Fair & Event Center from September 13-15, the expo gives sports enthusiasts an up-close look at the latest UTVs and ATVs, side-by-sides, sand rails, accessories, apparel and more. At Booth OS-916, eBay’s General Manager of parts and accessories (P&A), Jordan Hettinga, will be showcasing his own, custom 1974 VW Thing project car, which was built with parts sourced primarily from eBay Motors. Additionally, attendees that stop by the booth can receive a $10 eBay Motors coupon, get great swag like dune flags, apparel and more, and even play spin-the-wheel for prizes.
“For a car lover, there’s really nothing better than a project where you’re truly making a vehicle your own,” said Hettinga. “I’ve always enjoyed buying parts on eBay and now with an inside look, I have an even better understanding of the huge selection and great deals we have available. No project is ever finished, and I know I will be buying even more parts and accessories for my VW Thing.”
At the heart of the project is a GM 2.0-liter supercharged engine that Hettinga bought in 2010. He said, “As soon as I saw the deal, I knew I had to have it. I paid $1,601 for a $5,500 engine and with a deal like that, I knew this project was meant to be.” Hettinga was able to buy everything else he needed to power the vehicle on eBay Motors, including:
- Engine- 2.0L LSJ GM Supercharged Ecotec Engine, Siemens 60lb injectors, ZZP 3.0 pulley
- Transmission- 091 by Transmission West, RCV 930 lightened CV joints, Empi axles
- Electrical- American Autowire Severe Duty, Optima Battery
- Fuel- ATL cell AN6/8 PTFE, Walbro pump
- Bolts and hardware- Grade 8 Assorted
- Wheels and Tires- Method 15x4.5 with BFG 33x10.5x15
- Gauges- Racepak IQ3S GPS
With three auto parts and accessories sold every second, eBay has the parts to outfit any ride. Whether a novice who has never changed a spark plug before or an expert building a dream machine, shoppers on eBay can find exactly what they want, when they want it. eBay Motors offers buyers great deals, fast delivery and any part one will ever need.