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Old 1st of April 2010 (Thu)   #1
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Default Some shots of my 1961 VW Beetle

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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Old 1st of April 2010 (Thu)   #2
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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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Default Re: Some shots of my 1961 VW Beetle

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Looks like someone was careless with the wax
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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Nice picts of a nice ride. Love # 4.

What engine ?
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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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Love all the shots. That would look good parked next to my 69 VW Camper Bus.
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Love all the shots. That would look good parked next to my 69 VW Camper Bus.
Lets see some shots!!
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You need to drive that to the Antiques Roadshow...might be worth a bunch.
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Hahaha. "$500,000!!! It's a national treasure!!" I'd crap my pants.
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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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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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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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