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Some shots of my 1961 VW Beetle

 
Sky ­ Hye
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Apr 01, 2010 15:26 |  #1

I love this car...

I know some of you purists will hate the HDR, that's ok :) I was going for the outrageous painterly look...

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Apr 01, 2010 15:43 |  #2

Looks like someone was careless with the wax ;)

I like it! I wish VW still made keys like that, instead of the switchblades.


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Apr 01, 2010 15:51 |  #3

Nemesismachine wrote in post #9915178external link
Looks like someone was careless with the wax ;)

:oops: hehe. Yea, I don't wash it anymore since the Lacquer is so sensitive so I began using waterless spray from mothers... Apparently it leaves stupid swirls. Summer's coming up, I guess time to get out the buffing kit.

I was lucky to get 2 original keys from the og owner.. People have a hard time believing keys came like that.


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Apr 01, 2010 19:10 |  #4

Nice picts of a nice ride. Love # 4.

What engine ?


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Apr 01, 2010 19:15 |  #5

Thanks JTW. It's still got the original 1200. I've kept it completely stock, aside from a new headliner and seat covers.


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Apr 01, 2010 19:28 |  #6

I was going for the outrageous painterly look...

Success! :D


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Apr 02, 2010 07:09 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post |  #7

Love all the shots. That would look good parked next to my 69 VW Camper Bus.




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Apr 02, 2010 10:17 |  #8

immrbill wrote in post #9918740external link
Love all the shots. That would look good parked next to my 69 VW Camper Bus.

Lets see some shots!!


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Apr 02, 2010 10:20 |  #9

You need to drive that to the Antiques Roadshow...might be worth a bunch.


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Apr 02, 2010 10:22 |  #10

Hahaha. "$500,000!!! It's a national treasure!!" I'd crap my pants.


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Apr 02, 2010 19:03 as a reply to Sky Hye's post |  #11

You really make me miss my '58 Beetle :(
It was unique because it had those funky semaphore turn signals instead of American market blinkers. I sold it for $500 a while back and the guy put it in his basement and has not touched it. I asked him about buying it back and he just laughed.


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Apr 02, 2010 23:47 |  #12

Love the shots and the car. They just don't make 'em the same today, do they? Oh well. Yours is an excellent example and a keeper. Nice work.


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Apr 02, 2010 23:55 |  #13

Very nice shots. Really makes me nostalgic for my first car, a '67 beetle. That car was really something. I bought it with over 100k miles and I finally sold it it had over 250k. I went everywhere with it. It was a fantastic little workhorse.


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