Imagine if you had quandaries over just which old VAG A4-platform boutique car you wanted to own—New Beetle or Audi TT. Just how might you solve this vexing dilemma?
Well, if you’re Canadian then you just roll them together and be done with it. That’s just what a Canuck named Greg Henderson did back in the day, creating the New BeeTTle kit to TT-ize Volkswagen’s reborn People’s Car. The kits apparently crossed the line as far as trademark infringement was concerned in the eyes of Volkswagen, and the German company sued Henderson’s Canadian bacon. There’s not much info out there as to how many of these BeeTTle kits actually were created—if any—but regardless, the seller of this one claims this one to be the first.
Here are a couple of photos of my 1967 Beetle, which I purchased about 11 years ago as a retirement gift.
Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed improving my bug, and of course driving it. Hardly a time goes by when I have it out on the road that people don’t give me thumbs up, pull up beside me and throw compliments my way. It’s great and I love it. The wide whites aren’t of course period correct, but everyone seems to like them. A recent addition is a roof rack from Vintage Speed. I like it.
Just when you thought you've seen it all, here is something that you don't see every day. A BMW-powered front-engined 1973 VW Beetle.
The spot where the car’s original air-cooled flat-four used to sit actually is more than ample enough to accommodate a variety of other interesting boxer motors, but Joakim wanted to go for a more balanced set up. One that would allow the car to be steered on the throttle and be far more docile when being thrown around. So he decided to borrow a BMW M50B25 and then somehow managed to kill two birds with one stone. Supplying power as well as taking care of the weight balance by dropping the motor into the front.
After realizing that he is far too busy to get down to the local pub as often as he'd liked to, Ben decided he wanted to create his own bar.
Ever since this mobile pub was spotted by a fellow enthusiast at a VW car show, Ben's invention has gone viral and been shared millions of times on social media. We can't help but smile at this awesome creation. This 1957 Splitscreen, which Ben bought in July 2014 for £12 000 (or about $15,500 USD) from a guy who imported it from Canada, can also be rented out for weddings and other special events.
We aren't sure if this is a track car, a show car... or both. Then again we really don't care because this Mk7 R is amazing regardless.
If anyone has truly gone all out on their dub, it's Sherwin. His Mk7 R is a real thing of beauty and anything but a modest build. We were afraid to ask how much he has put into this thing, but it has to at least be what he paid for the car to begin with. After seeing this Mk7 R in person, we quickly realized that he is running out of things to mod. He has done just about everything you can to this car. We are truly looking forward to finally seeing it in action very soon.