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Whyshchuck

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Hi!

I'm looking for descriptions and photos of Oldschool an Cal look beetles. My friend is qoing to found some original cabrio in Germany and make it such a style.

I wait for links to web pages but primarly I will be realy greatful for scans from some beetle magazines.


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One of the best Cal-Look sites on the web is CAL LOOK - The Shrine It's run by my friend Jon Plow. There are tons of Cal-look cars and information there.
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My Favorite look, is the new look... just like they came off the showroom floor... and white beetles with the black & white wheels are My favorites... always have been since I first saw them in 1968.... I just love 'em...
Why is My Beetle Metallic Silver? I guess I let My Son the spray painter pick the color.. but every time I see an original looking white Beetle with black & white wheels... I just love 'em.... Maybe next time I'll have it white!!

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I do'nt mean to hyjack the post but I have to agree with Lee. If it wasnt so much work my "yellow" 72 would be white. Any one who has spent time in Mexico would think that the Mexican built beetles only came in three colors: blue, red or white, with white being by far the most popular. Every time I'm down there I lust after the thought of owning a new (at least until they quite building them a couple months ago)white beetle.
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Thanx.
I thrust only german beetles, not mexicans
In Poland in winter there is too much salt on roads

Maybe U have some step by step articles about some Old schools. Here paper VW magazines are quite rare.

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Szymon,
I can relate. I once lived in Nebraska. COLD! winters, lots of salt, NICE people! Somthing about the winters that kinda makes everybody feel that they are all in it together.
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We where in Mexico last summer and fell in love with the Mexican Beetle. I don't care where they are made, a Beetle is a Beetle. I'd buy a 2003 Ultima Edition Sedan in a second! The problem is, you can't import them to Canada. I actually wrote the article about the end of the Mexican production called "The Last Beetle" for VW Trends.

Here's some pictures that I took in Playa del Carmen. The condition of the Beetles ranged from mint to 'shouldn't be on the road'








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I don't care where they are made, a Beetle is a Beetle.


Yes, in general. But check out german and brasilian chromed parts. Brasilians are rusted after first winter.

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Yes, in general. But check out German and Brazilian chromed parts. Brazilians are rusted after first winter.


Agreed. I got a pair of front turn signals from Brazil and they started to rust on the inside within 6 months of putting them on the car. The original German ones only had a couple of pit marks on them after 25 years. I've heard the same thing about the chrome on the bumpers too. I sent mine out and had 'show chrome' applied to both (at a cost of $500)

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I agree the German parts are much superior to Brazilian. Always a best bet to buy "good used" over "new cheap" repro.
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I have often thought about driving an old beater down to Mexico (I'm in Arizona remember), buying a nice late model and just driving it back. 99% of the people I know cant tell the difference from one year to another.
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ps. Wayne thanks for the pics, I guess they do come in more than red, white or blue!

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