CC Outtake: Suddenly It’s 1973

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This past Sunday, I attended the Grape Festival car show in Nauvoo, IL, where I usually meet up with my Aunt Lori and Uncle Dave to have lunch, visit and attend the car show. They inherited my aunt’s grandmother’s little house there that was built in the 19th century, and inside, hasn’t changed much since about 1973. So it was only appropriate to take this picture of my cousin Sara and her husband Ty’s 1973 Westy parked out front!

Sara and Ty got the original, unrestored Type 2 late last year, rescued from a garage where it had been sitting since the mid ’90s. After getting the mechanicals up to snuff (and new tires!), they immediately took it on a camping trip to Colorado, where the Westy performed admirably–even in the high mountain passes. I am currently trying to convince them to write up that trip for us here at CC, so any encouragement in the comments will be welcome!

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