Purchased from BTLMEX around August 19, 2003
Delivered to my home and registered in Miami, Florida on September 11, 2003
The car was reassembled on a previously registered U.S. chassis (reconditioned) #1103090326. This is the only way to get around U.S. Customs and pretend the car is a restored old car.
The original Mexican # 3WWS1A1B93M915097
The engine# ACD461501
Some comments: Our climate is mostly hot and humid so I requested the installation of air conditioning. I had to redo the whole system; it works great but denies access to the fuse block and the compressor location denies access to the ignition system. It is a very tight engine compartment. I will send pictures soon.
Also the use of the air conditioner results in very hot engine oil temperatures. I installed an external oil cooler with thermostat/ cooling fan above the transmission and now I can say the car runs at very acceptable oil temperature.
I am very happy with my VW and expect it to last me a lifetime.