This is one of the more interesting stories I’ve heard, in regards to a ’67 Beetle.
“Oscar Almaguer has lived in his ’67 Beetle since he and his wife divorced ten years ago. The maintenance that has been done on the now 46-year-old Beetle is basic and few of the car’s parts are original. The engine, which Almaguer starts by short-circuiting two wires under the hood, comes from a more modern VW Sedan. The wheels and seats are from another Volkswagen model and instead of a gear-stick Almaguer uses a plastic bathroom pipe. The company behind the classic car model which Almaguer calls home is on the up.”
This ’67 is a Mexican made Beetle, which are entirely different than German made models. Beetle made in other locations than Germany have earlier attributes. Notice that this car has ’64 and earlier quarter windows, as well as a smaller rear window and front windshield. These are a mix-mash of parts; all made by the worn tooling which was shipped to various world production lines from Germany.