Kim Lawson’s ’67 Beetle

Kim Lawson’s ’67 BeetleHello 1967beetle.com.
I’ve been enjoying this site for several years now. Thought I might share my bug with you. First of all I’m a wife and mom to 2 boys, 20 and 24. I bought my first bug, a 1975 Super Beetle in 1996. It needed work of course but it was solid, I did most of the work myself with the exception of the paint.

My then 8 year old son learned to drive a stick shift in that bug. After a few years I decided to sell it. Then a few years ago, I got the “bug” again. I found a 67 Beetle on Ebay for $800. This was 4 years ago. I was “bug dumb” and didn’t realize it had as much rust as it did. It was in a field with grass growing tall around it. You can’t fool me now, I know where to look for problems. Anyway, we brought it home and I almost decided to junk it and start over. It was very rusty. But I didn’t. After much work, it has turned out to be a nice little bug. I had the engine rebuilt and some body work and the paint done at a local shop. Other than that, it was all done at home.

If I could sell and start over again, I would. Even though the bug is basically stock except for the paint and wheels, I want a stock bug. And next time would be so much easier since I’ve learned how things go together now. I’ve attached some pictures too below

Thanks
Kim Lawson

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Thanks, Kim, for sharing your story with 1967beetle.com.

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Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate 1967beetle.com. I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

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Richard A. (Dick) Diaz

about 3 years ago

Great job Kim! Unbelievable that you started from such a dire state and stuck with it! I admire your spirit! And, a bike rider to boot! Shiny side up Kim!

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Robin Anne

about 3 years ago

Absolutely amazing Kim! I am impressed

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jay salser

about 3 years ago

Kim...My wife and I watched in amazement as you unveiled the wretched little foundling Beetle--then worked your magic on it! Wow! You have every right to do some braggin'! jay and neva

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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 years ago

Kim, I'm sorry this article took me so long to finish. I get behind from time to time. I'm thrilled to now share your story with the world.

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Donna

about 3 years ago

Enjoyed your story, Kim and really like the color. Keep up the good work.

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Darryl

about 3 years ago

Great job Kim! Thanks for sharing!

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frank corbet

about 3 years ago

Congratulations and well done...nothing short of inspirational.

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