What is Build-A-Bug?

Please be patient.

Due to the high volume of submissions, it may take us a day or so to respond to your entry. Contact form is at the end of this page.

This is your chance to get the BuG of your dreams!

So what is “Build-A-BuG?” View 3 part video below, I explain.

Please View Our New (Updated 1/28/2014) Build-A-BuG Contract Form HERE in PDF.

See Part 2 HERE.

See Part 3 Where we talk about pricing HERE.

When “Build-A-BuG” started, the first video HERE.

We perform total ground up complete restorations. We specialize ONLY in the Classic VW Beetle. We take pride in every bug we produce and we know what is correct for your Vdub. We do not chop, cut, and or modify body structure in anyway. We prefer to keep the integrity of our bugs intact, this will only make our bugs appreciate in value year after year.

You are essentially driving off our lot with a brand new Classic VW Beetle!

As the restoration kicks into high gear for your car, you will be able to see the transformation on this website HERE along with frequent email updates of pics and video.


1952 Split Window Beetle

1953 Ragtop Sunroof Beetle

1955 Ragtop Sunroof Beetle

and the other ongoing projects and their Gallery Books HERE!

If you cannot afford our “Build-A-BuG” restoration program, don’t fret, we have a “FIND-A-BUG”  program for you to accommodate your budget.  Call me for details 845.290.9900


This is the payment breakdown:
Payment Terms: By the assessment and examination of your Beetle, $1000.00 Non-Refundable Deposit is due, (this gets you in line) it will be applied to the total cost of the restoration.
(We give a general estimate of when the car will be completed.  Classic VW BuGs LLC is committed to performing the work in a timely and consistent manner.  Please understand that the work being performed is unpredictable and challenging.  For these reasons, we cannot, and will not, commit to hard or inflexible project completion timetables or deadlines.)

Milestone 1 Payment:  (non-refundable)
This payment covers teardown, ordering sheet metal parts (if needed), body & paintwork, and the start of the restoration process.

Milestone 2 Sourcing of Parts: (non-refundable)
Return to shop for complete assembly, sourcing & ordering of parts, restoration of Beetle continues.

Milestone 3 Completion:  Final Payment
Labor hours tallied up, final payment is due.  No Beetle will be released until all funds have been received and cleared.

This estimate is for completing the job as described above.  It is based on our evaluation and does not include material price increases or additional labor and materials which may be required should unforeseen problems or adverse conditions arise after the work has started.

Once the car is completed and all payments have been received and cleared by Classic VW Bugs, you will be contacted so that shipping arrangements can be made.

Please also understand, we strive to bring you the best possible Bug.  We only buy from the best parts suppliers out there, but at any given time we do not have control over the quality of the parts we buy.  We will find the best parts possible based on time, your budget, availability, and based on our judgment.


See our BiZ showcased on FOX NEWS CHANNEL

FREE Video of Your Restored Bug Included

VW DVD Case to go with your restored bugWhen we are finished with your car we will give you a full motion short video showcasing the car.

Example Below of a 1967 Beetle Restored in 2012

FREE Leather Photobook of Your Restored Bug Included

In addition, you will also be given a full 12″x12″ leather bound photo book showcasing the restoration from start to finish. This is perfect to bring to car shows. No more home made photo albums, this is the real deal.

Click here to view this photo book larger

The new way to make a photo album: photo books by Shutterfly.



Need to Figure Out Financing?


Build-A-Bug Submission Form

Please View Our Build-A-BuG Contract Form HERE in PDF. You may print and or email it to me or fax it. Or, call 845.290.9900 for more details

Please enter as much information as possible

Your Name (required)

Your Phone (required)

Your Email (required)

Home Address

What year/era Bug? (ie 50s, 60s, 70s)

Type of Bug

Restoration Level

This Bug will be used for:

Any Additional Details?