We have a special car here today that’s available for purchase; a ’67 Beetle Convertible project. As we all know, these gems are a bit more rare than the normal Type 1 Sedan. It’s going to take a lot of work, but all of these cars deserve to be saved. I sure love seeing a correct set of German made ’67 Beetle bumpers.
Below is the info we have from our seller. -ES
I purchased this vintage VW in 1988 knowing it was rusted and the motor needed to be rebuilt, as well as, top was tattered along with other cosmetic damage. I stored the car in my garage for a few years until I got with a friend (Gerry) who restored Studebakers as a hobby. He agreed to help me with the restoration project and I jumped at the opportunity. With his advice I began disassembly and took the motor to a local VW repair shop to be rebuilt and sent the top frame out to be restored. I ordered floor pans and other rust panels and took them over to Gerry’s garage. However, before I even started on the project I was transferred to Richmond, Va. I still had to travel to the Staunton, Va area so Gerry welded in the new floor pans and cut out the old heat channels (the support rails had already rusted out before my purchase) and was about to weld them up. He then had health issues and could no longer assist me and that is where it sat (for over 27 years) untouched until I had a friend help me get it to my house in Powhatan, Va last month.
Who’s going to take a shot at saving it? Thoughts? Comment below.