This 1962 VW Beetle has been parked in the original owner’s Las Vegas, Nevada garage since 1980. The car was given to her by her father when she went off to college in ’62 and it has stayed with her ever since. After being exhumed and given a good cleaning, this Bug is now for sell and can be found here on eBay.
After a good cleaning, the original paint looks bright and shiny. There are however a few problem areas, as the original owner had a friend do some body work on a couple dings. After the body work was completed the car was never repainted, so there is some visible body filler and light rust where the paint was removed and not protected.
The interior is original, but is in need of some attention. The driver’s seat needs new upholstery and a there are a few trim pieces missing here and there. We would also check under the floor mats for rust, but the underside of the car looks solid. 1962 was the last year to wear the Wolfsburg badges, but this one is missing its Wolfsburg horn button.
If it wasn’t for this unfinished body work, the car would look almost like new. We would visit a good paint shop and see if they can match the original paint and just paint the problem areas without repainting the whole car, as it would be a shame to lose the look of the original paint.
Here is a video of the original owner sharing the story and history behind her Bug. It also contains footage of the car running and driving. The car’s original 1.2l air-cooled boxer 4 seems to be running nicely and it sounds great. At the current bid of $3,383, this Bug is a bargain and will be a fun budget project.