Cohort Outtake: 1965 VW Beetle – Got Patina?

I like me some honest patina, but this one that Tim Finn found in Portlandia is just a wee bit more than I prefer. I’m also not a fan of the headlight treatment, but presumably, this is more about being technically legal than anything else. It’s a survivor and it runs, so let’s give it credit for that.

The rear lights are aftermarket too. Maybe we can assume this was sitting in some weedy yard or lot, and someone made off with the original headlight and taillights. Maybe the original front fenders too.

Its license plate tags are good through November of 2019, so it’s not just out for a joy ride. Maybe it’s part of an effort at weight reduction?

It is in Portland, so don’t think this isn’t cool. There.