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Posted By: Sailor, 08-16-2021, 05:32 AM

This one's been around awhile.

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08-16-2021, 08:04 AM   #2
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Spray some clear coat on it and go. Thanks for posting.
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Spent the summer between my junior and senior years in high school push starting one of those that belonged to a friend. We knew where every hill was for parking. Don't see them around as much now. I agree with Mike, clear coat and leave it.
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An old '68, perhaps?
I had a '62 of exactly the same color--and in the same process of becoming "reddish". Always fixing it, trouble starting it, but it went everywhere.
Thanks for the memory photo.
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Spray some clear coat on it and go. Thanks for posting.
I'm glad you like 'em, Mike. The car may not shine, but it's a survivor!

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Spent the summer between my junior and senior years in high school push starting one of those that belonged to a friend. We knew where every hill was for parking. Don't see them around as much now. I agree with Mike, clear coat and leave it.
In my college and grad school days, Beetles were like belly buttons - they were everywhere. Thanks for looking.

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An old '68, perhaps?
I had a '62 of exactly the same color--and in the same process of becoming "reddish". Always fixing it, trouble starting it, but it went everywhere.
Thanks for the memory photo.
Angky.
Thank you! I'm glad a stimulated your memories - pleasant ones I hope!

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Great looking car. I agree with the others. Coat it and leave it. Friend of mine had one in high school. Early '70's model I think. Bright orange. Was hard to miss Chris when he was coming down the road.
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Great looking car. I agree with the others. Coat it and leave it. Friend of mine had one in high school. Early '70's model I think. Bright orange. Was hard to miss Chris when he was coming down the road.
Hey, Dave - for all I know it may have been coated with something already.

I never drove a Beetle (rode in several), but I did test drive a couple of Karmann Ghias back around '70. The Ghia didn't have enough juice for me in those days (or these days, for that matter ), but it was beautifully made.

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Jer,

Reminds me of my first car. It was a 1961 VW Beetle...or Type 1, as Volkswagen called it. It was a great car. Reliable, durable, could take a licking and keep on ticking as the Timex adverts used to say.

My dad wanted me to look at two cars. One a '64 Morris .

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It had a beautiful interior, plush, thick seats...appeared to be covered in leather. Woodgrain dash. A proper car as my dad would say. It had a 4 speed manual transmission and I think a 1.6 liter four cylinder, which when it started up, issued a cloud of blue smoke, from the tail pipe.

On to the next car....

Which was owned by a a very good friend of my family . It was an Oldsmobile 88, with a 371 cubic inch Olds Rocket V8. It was a beautiful car, loads of power and I knew in my 18 year old mind, that I couldn't afford the gas. Rocket 8's had a lot of get up and go, but also a lot of weight and ate a lot of fuel.

The third car was a '61 VW at a VW dealer. It was blue, had a top speed of 72 mph and accelerated to 60 mph in about 30 seconds. Got great MPG's, was very reliable, durable and cold in -30 weather. I bought it, kept it for about 2 years, traded it in on a '67 Camaro RS coupe, with a 327 cube V8, 4 speed. It went like the blazes, but ate a lot of gas.

So I traded it in on a '69 VW Deluxe, 1500 cc engine, 4 speed. Took this one to the drags...19.4 seconds @ 68.5 mph. Came in second.

I kept this one for about 14 months, sold it back to the VW dealer, as I needed the money to attend university, which I did for around 10 years, full time, summer courses, night courses..

No car for awhile.

Les
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Jer,

Reminds me of my first car. It was a 1961 VW Beetle...or Type 1, as Volkswagen called it. It was a great car. Reliable, durable, could take a licking and keep on ticking as the Timex adverts used to say.

My dad wanted me to look at two cars. One a '64 Morris . . . . . . . . . . It had a beautiful interior, plush, thick seats...appeared to be covered in leather. Woodgrain dash. A proper car as my dad would say. It had a 4 speed manual transmission and I think a 1.6 liter four cylinder, which when it started up, issued a cloud of blue smoke, from the tail pipe.

On to the next car....

Which was owned by a a very good friend of my family . It was an Oldsmobile 88, with a 371 cubic inch Olds Rocket V8. It was a beautiful car, loads of power and I knew in my 18 year old mind, that I couldn't afford the gas. Rocket 8's had a lot of get up and go, but also a lot of weight and ate a lot of fuel.

The third car was a '61 VW at a VW dealer. It was blue, had a top speed of 72 mph and accelerated to 60 mph in about 30 seconds. Got great MPG's, was very reliable, durable and cold in -30 weather. I bought it, kept it for about 2 years, traded it in on a '67 Camaro RS coupe, with a 327 cube V8, 4 speed. It went like the blazes, but ate a lot of gas.

So I traded it in on a '69 VW Deluxe, 1500 cc engine, 4 speed. Took this one to the drags...19.4 seconds @ 68.5 mph. Came in second.

I kept this one for about 14 months, sold it back to the VW dealer, as I needed the money to attend university, which I did for around 10 years, full time, summer courses, night courses..

No car for awhile.

Les

Les, I think you've had more cars than I have and I've owned a bunch of 'em over the years.

I think I've told you (maybe more than once ), that I learned to drive in a Morris Minor convertible that my dad bought new in '58.

I was in school for an extended period, as well: four years undergrad and four years in grad school. These were followed by three years of active military service at the US Army's Advanced Materials Laboratory, where I did basic research on synthesis and properties of new polymers. I wore the green suit, but it was essentially a post doc during which I published thee papers and learned a lot about materials science. So for me, it took 11 years beyond high school before I got a "real" job.

Jer
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