If you’ve been following along, you know we recently listed, and helped market a very original L518 Java Green ’67 Beetle that had been sitting patiently in a barn for the last 25 years. It sold quickly. In fact, I watched as the listing went live, and CC-ed myself on all incoming correspondence to see how fast word would spread. Honestly, I’ve never seen so many people from around the world flood my inbox at once; just amazing. Vintage Volkswagen barn finds are still out there!
This L518 Java Green ’67 Beetle ’67 Beetle is a special car with a unique story a lot like my own. Reviewing the photos this morning, I was admittedly a bit emotional. It’s going to be saved, properly restored and put back on the road where it should be.
“Started at pickup it up Saturday morning, the 13th of February.
After 25+ years in an open shed on a 1100 acre historical Texas farm. It started out by chasing a large rat out of the decades old safe and warm engine compartment with sticks and a determined dog. Airing all the tires that hadn’t had air in over 25 years, to pulling the car from the open sided shed, and loading it on the U haul trailer. It took great help from Geoff the son of the original owner.
Geoff’s mother bought the car in the spring of ’67, new in Germany, and shipped it home after her college years in Spain. Geoff and his good friend Troy worked hard in helping Judy and I to get the car out and loaded on the trailer.. It took determination and help from all!
The car went straight to our local self car wash, where we pressure washed the outside and then proceeded to fill up one and half of the extra large vacuums with the sticks, seeds, bones and stuffing from the engine compartment, to its first wash, so we can get this original, 15,287 mile engine out for a rebuild and a complete restoration. To continue on…. stay tuned for the rest of the story with many more pictures to come!”
They say a photo is worth a thousand words.
I can’t honesty say I’d even wash it. Would you? Kudos to the new owner! I’ll update as the journey continues.