Few people have the opportunity to own a particular vehicle twice. Well, Greg Minuskim saw his chance and snapped it up. In Greg’s words.
I acquired the car in February of 2014 from the 3rd owner who had owned it for about 9 years, and decided to sell it. At the time the car needed only a brake job, and a few other minor items.
The sunroof did not work–in fact, it was stuck! After a few months, I decided to get the sunroof working again, so I carefully cranked back and forth, applying penetrating oil to the track and other components. After about 2 hours, I finally was successful but still could not fully open the sunroof.
Researching on-line how to take apart the sunroof, I carefully removed the headliner panel to the sunroof and looked behind, inside the roof toward the back A dark mass was blocking the sunroof from opening further! Flashlight in hand, I discovered a well mummified mouse, poor thing! Using a coat hanger hook, I was able to remove the poor creature and gave it a proper burial in our back yard. Gosh knows what laws I might have violated for burying something in my back yard! LOL
About 5 months later I sold the car to a friend, who enjoyed it with tender loving care, polishing it and even putting in his own, home-made parcel tray.
When my friend needed to sell the car, in November of 2015, I bought the car back and now enjoy taking it out on short trips around my neighborhood on errands, and the like.
It is garage-kept, starts right up and is a pleasure to drive.
Needless to say, there are a lot of us out here in the ’67 Beetle Community who lust for a SunRoof Edition like Greg’s. Just look at those Palm trees through that sunroof! Mmmmm! That’s enough to make a person begin to look around for one of these cars, isn’t it!
Congratulations, Greg, on your acquisition and for sharing your up-dated story with us.