My 1963 Beetle
My 1963 VW Beetle
Welcome to the home of my 1963 VW 1200 series vehicle, also known as the Beetle or Käfer. In April of 2011 I acquired my Beetle from its former owner in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Originally it came to America and was placed into service on March 29, 1963 in Gainesville, Georgia. The selling dealer was Bell Auto Sales.
Since 1963 this little Käfer was bought and sold several times ultimately spending much time in or around Villa Rica, Georgia. The owner of Herrell Bug Parts, LLC in Carrollton, Georgia did a partial restoration on the car in the 1980's. He stated that the car was very original and the mileage was accurate. At the time I purchased the car it had 134,320 on the odometer.
The purpose of this site is to chronicle the rebirth of this fine little car as I go about restoring her to as close to stock condition as time and budget allows. I hope you visit often as you see this German classic return to her glory days.
My 63 Bug News:
Just added a new chrome rearview mirror. Love the OEM look!
The Beetle visited the maintenance shop and now runs like a top. Dean's garage did a great job. The price was not cheap but the work was aswesome.
Beetle's in the News