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Friday, December 05, 2008

Ben and His Bug

So here it is: Ben's 1971 VW Super Beetle. He loves it. Loves it. We needed a new car since Ben will be starting a new job at a new place after Christmas. Since his new job is 20 miles away, he'll no longer be able to ride his bike to work. A real bummer. Until he bought his new car. He's wanted one since he was 15 years old. So sometimes dreams do come true - just 17 years later.

It is in pretty good condition for being 37 years old. He'll need to work on a few things - like getting the wipers to work, etc. But as we drove it from Denver to here it drove like a champ and it got 30 miles to the gallon.

So here's to another 37 years, right?!

8 comments:

i {heart} hawkes said...

wow retro! what a fun investment. hopefully the heater works at least.

Megan said...

Awesome! Have fun, Ben!

erinmalia said...

awesome! i love little emmy on the steps in the back. the color is beautiful. i want to paint it in my basement.

emily said...

ha, angie. the heater actually does work - which is quite unusual for an old beetle. at least it worked the other day - today is another day. :)

Emily said...

I love it!! It makes it even better that he finally got his dream car! Looks like fun!

Nicole said...

Nice! How exciting for him livin his dream :)

rebecca said...

Yay bugs! I love that it is a life long dream to own one. Congrats Ben! It looks great!

Mindy said...

Love it! That looks just like the one we had when we were little! We used to fit us three little kids in the back and drive between Utah and Colorado. Fun times!