1971 Super Beetle Convertible. With the same owner for the last 6 years or so, as he is thinning down the herd, this little beauty is one that is slated to head to a new home. Having just undergone a full restoration when this owner purchased her, he put several thousand miles on her but hasn't been able to enjoy her they way he had hoped to. It is believed the 1600 VW motor was rebuilt at the time of the restoration. Everything on this car works and looks fresh off the restoration despite the mileage put on her. The car shows 58,000 miles but that cannot be confirmed as actual and he isn't aware of exact number of miles he put on the car since he purchased her from the midwest. The motor turns right over and runs smoothly, the 1600 moves the car along briskly and the auto-stick transmission shifts as it should. There is very little wrong with this car aside from a couple of minor touched up paint chips. The photos tell a thousand words, as she is in very good nick. Asking price on this awesome convertible is $15,800 which is negotiable. Please contact me with any questions, for many more photos, comments,offers or to schedule a time to see her, Thank you for the interest.
|Model:||Super Beetle Convertible|
|Engine Size:||4 cyl|
Auto Archeology Finding Lost Automotive Souls It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines. My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses. We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it. That is why we do it... What is it that we do? Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul. As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator. If you have an interesting story, or history, of a certain auto that you would like to share, please contact us and we will publish it here on the site. Hopefully you have some photos to accompany it. If you have a vehicle that you would like to move on to another caretaker, please contact us.