Originally posted in or forum, it’s stories like these that make me smile. Again, we’re connecting ’67 Beetle owners around the world, one at a time. I’m very honored that 1967beetle.com has grown so much.
In 1986, when I was a senior in high school, I bought the first car I ever bought with my own money. It was a 1967 Beetle, and cost me $800.
When I joined the navy three years later, I knew I wouldn’t be able to maintain it properly, so I sold it to my dad (really cheap). After fixing it up a bit, he and my mom towed it behind their motor home until he eventually got tired of dealing with the tow dolly. But they still continued to use it as a half-year daily-driver right up until last month… when I bought it back!
Winter will be here soon. At the first sign of ice, snow and salt, the poor thing will have to stay cooped up in the garage until spring.
But until then, we’ll be getting… reacquainted.
Thanks, Jim, for sharing your ’67 with 1967beetle.com.