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Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Herman, Dec 21, 2013.
My daughter wants one of these
So do I. I wish VW made a modern version with the same look.
Meet The Beetles by ramirezaponte, on Flickr
Thanks for the replies.
VW = VolksWagen = Car for the folk.
In this area where I live I see a lot of VW, BMW. Mercedes.
American cars not much, they consume to much fuel, too heavy too.
None of the recent of current VWs have the same appeal for me as the old, air-cooled models from the 1950s and 60s.
My first car was my mother's...a VW Bug with an "automatic stick shift", next a stick Super Beetle.
Saw this one not too far from where we now live.
9-11-5-Edit.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr
Always loved them - and to have had a convertible would have been really cool.
Herman, thanks for starting this thread with your wonderful VW bus!
My very first car was a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle, bought new at the time of my graduation from college. Loved that little vehicle....!
Chuck - long time no see on the old forums! Don't be such a stranger... Just so you know we have a new vaccine for G.A.S. so once you have it, you're guaranteed safe from buying any new cameras!
Amazing. I just saw one that looked very much like this in San Diego today.
Yeah newer brakes etc.. we warned her about that. Maybe we'll convert one, one day Be nice though if they remade them like they did the beetle.
Apparently, a microbus revival is in the works:
That's cause we eat too many cheeseburgers and hot dogs. America doesn't have a car under 3000lbs or one that gets over 20 mpg.
Neat idea but it's just not the same. Get rid of the plastic trim and put those chrome strips in.. and the molded bumper.. bleh. Also needs the big round lights not those streamlined slit lamps. It looks pretty much like every other minivan out there. But maybe if it catches interest they will do a more retro version in the future.
I had this in the late 80s, it's a genuine Karmann Beetle. They were only made in left hand drive which made it interesting to drive on our UK roads. If I recall correctly it was shot on an old 110 film camera, hence the poor picture qualtiy
The pick up was just parked down my street, the Golf is mine, from back in the 90s.
Sadly, no pics of the white bug I had before that though.
Here's my VW - not used for years - in fact I put it in the Barn over 10 days ago so don't have a digital image - the following is a scan from a negative, with the kids - my daughter is over 30 now - maybe one day I'll get it out and restore it
Below it is a "proper" VW - alas I only drive it on special occasions these days as I "gave" it to my son on his 21st Birthday and I only get a drive when he feels like it - another scan from a film shot
I used to look after a friends Golf GTi when he went working away in Saudi in the mid 80s. Loved that car, I think i must have driven it more than he did, It felt really fast back then but I'll bet my wifes Ford Focus is actually quicker now.
Nice cars, Bill - and you still have the Karmann!! Impressed, I only had mine for about 18 months.
Morning Dewi - yes still have it - but it is "dog slow" - although it's a 1303 it only has a 1200cc engine and 50bhp - it was built for the LHD Italian market when they paid "purchase tax" on the size of the engine - so low cc engines were popular in the 1970's in Italy.
Son still uses the 911 at weekends - but his deal with me is if I pay half the maintenance and VED I can drive it in "OAP" mode now and again