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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:34 am    Post subject: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

So I'm considering redoing my 65. I'm looking for some inspiration. Doesn't have to be a 65, but I'd like to see the best looking looking bugs you've ever seen. Patina cars need not apply!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

Probably won't inspire you, but I think they were beautiful just the way they came out of the factory.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

I probably wouldn't go back to stock but if there is a great looking color/interior combo I'd be interested in seeing it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

Black with red interior is one of my favorites.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

Mine too. But black is tough to own. Hard to keep nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

check out "Floatingvws" interior.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

buguy wrote:
Mine too. But black is tough to own. Hard to keep nice.


No argument there....I have a black F150 Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

This look is hard to beat.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/106717.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=514938

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=265593&highlight=snorklestang


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
This look is hard to beat.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/106717.jpg


WOW!! The 1976 Grand Prix tail lights are the cake topper! Is it for sale??


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

buguy wrote:
So I'm considering redoing my 65. I'm looking for some inspiration. Doesn't have to be a 65, but I'd like to see the best looking looking bugs you've ever seen. Patina cars need not apply!


Go to the archives and look at the brochures for 65 beetle. That's where you go for inspiration.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

Well, it's not patina. I have seen the little wheelie roller put to use.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

I would love to have a baja like that! Unfortunately i dont have 50 grand to drop on one.
And i can't make fun of the grand prix tail lights, i have 1950 Pontiac tail lights on mine!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

Sorry, but I already have one.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

It's all prepped for a respray, just thinking i may want something different. I built this in 2003 so I've been looking at it for a long time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

Your favorite will always be your own. Taking inspiration from others here and there will get you where you want to be.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

I painted an old moped Agave green and i really like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

My 54 in Stratos Silver (my favorite)

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My 65 in Performance Red (Ford Color)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen Reply with quote

buguy wrote:
So I'm considering redoing my 65. I'm looking for some inspiration. Doesn't have to be a 65, but I'd like to see the best looking looking bugs you've ever seen. Patina cars need not apply!


Go resto-custom....mostly stock body retaining factory chrome and bumpers. Lower it with a nice set of aftermarket or Porsche wheels like:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1076205.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1100901.jpg
https://scottsvwwerks.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/vw-bug-black.jpg

Or like the VW featured in this vid in your “Agate Green”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vch_CtJdsNE
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