Restoration complete  (Aug 2008)

It’s hard to believe, but number 250’s restoration is finally complete. Woohoo !!!

Exterior

External views of the vehicle in its newly-restored splendour.


Interior details

Here’s a final set of detail photos from the finished car.

Homeward bound

And that, friends, is that. After countless hours of work and outrageous financial outlay, Julie’s Last Edition Beetle is finally back on the road. Here’s the happy couple enjoying a special moment together.

Frequently asked questions

Q. How much did the restoration cost ?
A. We’re not going to tell you, but it was quite a lot.

Q. Would you recoup your investment if you sold it ?
A. Hahahahaha !

Q. Are you ever going to sell it ?
A. No.

Q. Was it worth all the time, trouble and expense ?
A. By any reasonable metric, of course not. But Julie loves her Beetle. And what price love ?

Q. Would you do it again ?
A. No. Not now; not ever.


The End !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Restoration timeline

2002
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May - Jun Jul - Aug
Sep Oct Nov - Dec
2003
Jan - Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2006
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2007
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec