Wednesday, 30 November 2011

'38 Beetle prototype



There are restorations, and there are restorations. If you saw a Beetle crumbling away in a similar state to this one, you might be tempted to leave it be and source an easier project. But thankfully, somebody saw past the cut-and-shut rear window and the Russian engine to the heart of this car: it's a 1938 Beetle prototype - the very genesis of Volkswagen.
The restoration, of course, was painstaking, down to the NOS 1938 seat fabric and correct nitrocellulose lacquer. A slice of history saved from an ignominious end.
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