If you follow VW Beetle restoration, then you’ll be familiar with West Coast Classics. West Coast Classics has done some awesome work and their restorations are some of the most complete and beautiful work done on these amazing cars.
The latest offering is a thing of beauty:
West Coast Classic Restored VW for Sale
The asking proce is $9500. Considering the paint, restoration and everything else, you can’t go wrong – it’s well worth the price if you want to avoid all of th work, hassle, busted knuckles and frustrations of restoration. lay down your cash and drive away in this beauty.
As I was searching for a VW Thing in good condition, I came across a great site for people like me who (although I would love too) just don’t have the time to fully restore a Beetle or Thing. West Coast Classic Restoration restores and sells VW’s.
There are some beautiful cars on this site, and, of course, Things. Including one Kubelwagen built in 1942 and delivered and used in Africa during WWII. They also have a 1944 Schwimmwagen. Just perfect.
The one really great feature about West Coast is that they put pictures up during the restoration of a car. So we can follow along, and see what they did once they are finished. For example, here is a page about Jim’s (I don’t know Jim) 1949 Beetle restoration.
So if you have a Volkswagen that needs some love, and you just aren’t that mechanically inclined, check out West Coast VW Restoration, or anyplace around you that can do the work for you.
It looks like it is in pretty good shape. The interior is certainly “authentic.” I thought the bundle of wires hanging out of the bottom of the dashboard was a good touch. Sure, it isn’t as big a star as Herbie, but then how many movie-star bugs are there?
Chances are, if you are reading this, you are vaguely familiar with Blogs (short for web log). A blog is like a column that is published daily, weekly, or in the case of overachievers – multiple times a day. For the record, this blog is only updated when something of interest happens.
I found a great resource in my search for an old VW Beetle. Hemmings Motor News offers newsfeeds for specific car searches. If you read blogs through a feedreader, such as Yahoo, Bloglines or any RSS feedreader (my preference is Bloglines – see the link on the left sidebar to subscribe), then you are familiar with how to use an RSS feed.
Basically, the RSS feed updates without you having to do anything.
1. Subscribe to Bloglines
2. Add a feed to your service
3. To add the Hemmings feed for classic VW Beetles, click “Add” and paste this: