Susan Wenrich recently reached out to 1967beetle.com to introduce herself before she began restoring her fantastic L620 Savanna Beige ’67. In the little work they have done so far, it seems this car has an interesting history. This ’67 might be the car that puts a spin on an old WWII song … “Comin’ in on a wing and a STOP sign.” The photos below illustrate this humorous story.
“We finally started Fritzy’s teardown in earnest. I was dragging my feet, since I knew it’ll be a long haul before we can drive our little gem again. Plus, I dreaded the thought of seeing him dismantled piece by piece. But Doug has been chompin’ at the bit, and tore into it like a madman this morning. And here’s what we found.
Remember the “men at work” sign? Guess what. There were more. Many, many more. Plus lots of other miscellaneous signs and some sort of weird, perforated scrap aluminum. In fact, we discovered that the floor pans were entirely rusted out, virtually non-existent! So we were riding around suspended on a jigsaw puzzle of stolen signs! Awesome! Too bad we didn’t find any cash sandwiched between the layers. Sadly, we only found 18 cents of spare change.”
We will be doing a full article documenting Susan’s restoration in the coming future.