This is Hank the 1971 standard beetle. The first VW I bought site unseen off of eBay. Sure enough the first claim I had to submit on something I bought.
You don’t wanna know!! I drove this car 2 hours home after buying it and completely spun out on a major highway.
A near perfect condition VW that I found on craigslist, he was actually only 10 min. away from me too. All this car needed was some chrome, a set of whitewalls, and a shine.
Meet Spanky, a 1971 Super Beetle Convertible. This was my first bug that I bought back in summer 1999 when I was still in college. I knew very little about the beetle back then, so I really did not know where to look for the rust issues and common problems. Long story short, I became a sucker on this one.
My First Sale and major resto was a 1968 Beetle named Hermin. A ground up restoration that needed all new floors and heater channels. A complete makeover with new interior, chrome moldings, seals, and the works. This car I learned on with the help of Rick Higgins and those great “Bug Me Videos.”