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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Buggy News

So we got someone to take the VW Bug from the junkyard...er...I mean...the backyard.

It wasn't easy but these young guys were determined to bring Herbie home for restoration. There was almost a bidding war for the junker. They came one night and couldn't find a way to get the bug out. They were crushed because they knew someone else was coming in the morning.

When the other guy came in the morning with his tow, he had trouble getting his truck down the alley and had to return home for a different tow. A blessing for the first two guys -- because they came back that night, with a friend, a truck, a tow, tools, flashlight, rope and tires.

They discovered the actual original color (deep reddish). I learned it was a '72 model, automatic transmission, super-bug. The spare tire was still in the trunk and the old license plate was on the front. They believe it had been sitting in the yard much longer than 2-3 years.

They fought (in the dark) to replace the rear tires, actually bending the lug wrench in the process. They removed the steering wheel to unlock the brakes and rolled the lovebug onto the tow to haul him away.

All smiles. Even after two hours of hard work.

I'm so happy for the guys that took the car. They claim they'll be riding into town in a few weeks - and I won't recognize the car. I believe them.

It's a win/win here. They get a car and we get a clear space in the yard.

Last night I received this picture from the guys. They're going for "army green with black trim."

Comments on "Buggy News"

 

Blogger Robbie said ... (8:43 AM) : 

Testing...testing...testing.

I tried to leave a comment the other day but Blogger was acting up.

Errrggg.

 

Blogger MzAmy said ... (9:54 PM) : 

did you just GIVE them the car?
even the body alone...you could have gotten some serious moolah.
anyway....it's gone now.
so, I guess that makes you happy.

one thing less on your list!
tally hoe!

 

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