I wish that my ’67 Beetle story was long and full of memories but the truth of the matter is that it’s not–it’s new and with a long future ahead.
Although I’ve had my Bug only for 1 month, the memories of a Beetle go way back to the early 90’s, when my grandfather had a light blue ’72 Bug that he loved! I was only 5-7 yrs old, but I can remember the interior and definitely the exterior because one day I flattened all 4 tires of the car and yes, that didn’t go well for me!
Soon after turning 8, my family moved to the USA. About 2 years after that, my grandfather passed away. I remember thinking: “One day I’ll be able to get his car”. Obviously, I was way too young for that to become a reality.
As I started college, the urge to own my grandpa’s car started coming back but unfortunately my grandma had sold the Bug. That dream went out the window really quick. I remember feeling sad about it but I knew that a long time had passed and something like this was most likely to happen.
I went on to finish school, started my career and the Bug fever returned–this time with a different outlook. I wanted something that represented my grandpa which would allow me to create my own memories with my kids and future grandkids. I started doing my research and 1967 kept coming up as the most desired Beetle. The search began.
A few months later the “Golden Bug” appeared and I was going to have it! We took a trip to St. Augustine, Florida, and there she was, shining away at me. I look forward to many, many years and memories with this Bug. :)