some searching on the Internet and
local magazines, I found this 1300
Beetle. The owner had invoices for
about 7000€, so that would be
$9135USD. The engine and braking system
were completely revised and my parents
also thought that it was a very good
car, so a few days later, the deal
was made, and I had another car.As
daily car, I own a tuned VW Golf Mk.
III, and the Beetle is just for the
weekends or when I drive around in
the neighborhood to go shopping. Until
now, I didn't have had any serious
problems with it. Just some problems
with the wiring, but that was fairly
easy done because the wiring diagrams
at vintagebus.com are very simple
and in the right colours. The headlights
were also replaced by H4's with Xenon-look
lightbulbs, and they're even better
at night than those of my Mk III.
Unfortunately, It's illegal to drive
with an old-timer at night, here in
Belgium. Because of the age of the
car, and the type of insurance, you
can only ride from dawn till dusk.
The mileage is also limited to a range
of 25km's from the place where it's
stalled, unless you go to meetings
or cruises. There isn't much at the
car that has to be changed, except
for some paint work on the fenders
from parking-accidents and front disk
brakes that still have to be installed.
In 2 months I'm going to move in with
my girlfriend, and the car already
has it's place, right in our garage.
That's the only thing I wanted for
the Beetle, now that it's a decent
and expensive one.