What else could you hope to have a red-headed girl driving a purple Beetle with a ’37 Ford front end kit (missing its grille) do at a red light other than flash you an enthusiastic peace sign? Peace, sister! Love your ride!
I think I just had a flashback. If that GMC wasn’t in the background this could have been taken in 1972!
I had the same thought — but were chiropractors all that common back in 1972? (Maybe in Eugene, even if not elsewhere?)
That speed limit sign is contributing to the reto vibe. So is the chiropractor’s phone number; around here, we’ve had area code overlays for about 15 years, so a sign with no area code on the phone number is an unusual sight. I realize that’s not true everywhere, though.
Gawd, I remember those Ford kits. A local VW dealer had four of them in his lot…they looked new; they might have been demonstrators he wanted to get more money out of.
Unlike the ersatz Rolls front, putting the Ford look on it involved more than just a new trunk lid. The side panels had to be either replaced or butt-welded…that’s fixed metal all the way around, risen up where the stock VW dropped away.
I never saw who was making them or doing it, or what happened to them.
I’ve never seen wheels like that, and I’m old enough to have been around when bugs were ubiquitous. They look like there’s supposed to be some sort of center cap.
Different looking wheels and I havent seen a faked beetle in ages the PT cruiser got the retarded look and took over from these.
I am always amazed by the interesting cars and trucks that Paul finds in his hometown. I simply do not see this here in my own home state of NJ!
And it sure looks like the driver is in the spirit of things, too! Good on her!
I will confess that I always kind of liked the VWs with the 40 Ford nose. The Rolls Royce front end seemed more common, but I never cared much for that one.
Seeing this reminds me of two things from the media:
1) The white Beetle with the Rolls Royce front end that appeared in the beginning of the Cheech and Chong movie “Up In Smoke”
2) The white VW Beetle (with horns) driven in Dukes Of Hazzard
When I first saw this I wanted to wash my eyes with bleach. Then it started looking better. Guess I’m just easy.
What a great idea – making a Beetle look like a proper car !
Love those red haired girls.
Sweet! Crusty VWs are always a favourite for me.
Haven’t seen a Beetle decked out like that in decades. The PT cruiser is today’s equivalent.
Interesting, there was a VW Beetle using the radiator grille of Rolls-Royce in the French movie “On Aura tout vu” http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_33513-Volkswagen-1200-Typ-1-1968.html
I think there is a VW in similar colour not far from me – without the Ford front on it of course.
I’ve never seen a RR-front VW, the more common mod out here is a 911 turbo type whale-tale kit which uses 73-78 Holden Torana tail lights.
CC effect: today while driving home from LA, I saw a yellow Rollsbug going the other way on 101. Haven’t seen one in forever.
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