Repair or Replace: VW Bug

Click Here to Begin Slideshow Slug bug, no slug back... Brings back some good memories, don’t you think? Well, aside from the bruise on your arm from your friend's fist. The VW Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche at the request of Adolf Hitler back in the the mid-1930s. Despite its negative origins, the VW Beetle is the most manufactured car to ever roll out of an automotive assembly plant. That’s ever, people... it doesn’t matter what country you’re from. Growing up as a child, most of us can remember a family member, a friend or a pretty girl who drove what we learned to call a “love bug.” I suppose that stems from the Love Bug movie, which featured a charismatic VW Beetle named Herbie. I loved that movie as a kid, for the record. Who didn’t? Today, vintage VW Beetles are among the top 10 cars gaining in popularity, thus gaining in value on the collector car market. Who would have thought, huh? Honestly, it makes sense if you think about it. Classic VW Beetles are still affordable and within reach of even the most modest classic car collectors.

Repair or Replace: VW Bug

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Slug bug, no slug back... Brings back some good memories, don’t you think? Well, aside from the bruise on your arm from your friend's fist. The VW Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche at the request of Adolf Hitler back in the the mid-1930s. Despite its negative origins, the VW Beetle is the most manufactured car to ever roll out of an automotive assembly plant. That’s ever, people... it doesn’t matter what country you’re from. Growing up as a child, most of us can remember a family member, a friend or a pretty girl who drove what we learned to call a “love bug.” I suppose that stems from the Love Bug movie, which featured a charismatic VW Beetle named Herbie. I loved that movie as a kid, for the record. Who didn’t? Today, vintage VW Beetles are among the top 10 cars gaining in popularity, thus gaining in value on the collector car market. Who would have thought, huh? Honestly, it makes sense if you think about it. Classic VW Beetles are still affordable and within reach of even the most modest classic car collectors.

1938 Fun Facts From The Past

F.Y.I. The average price for a gallon of gasoline was 10 cents in 1938.

Living in 1938: The average yearly income was just over $1,700.

In the Movies 1938: “The Adventures of Robin Hood” was a big hit at the box office in 1938.

Billboard Charts 1938: The song “Begin the Beguine” by Artie Shaw was a smash hit in 1938.

Fact: Unemployment in the United States was 19% in 1938.

1938 NHL Hockey Champs: Chicago Blackhawks

Miss America 1938: Marilyn Meseke

Repair or Replace

Classic VW Beetle

Online Pricing: $10k+

Quick Look Paint:

Fenders x2-
Doors x2-
Rockers x2-
Hood-
Roof-
Quarters x2-
Rear Gate-
Add for jams on all parts-
Undercoating-
Misc-$$$$-
Materials-

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(Paint) Labor and Materials- $5k + (Media Blast)- $1K



Quick Look Body:

Body (Glass, Chrome Trim, Interior, Exterior)- $2k+
Repair existing damage after media blasting.
125 hrs repair at $100 a billable hr. (including prime and block).

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(Body)-Labor and materials- $12.5k


Quick Look Total: (Body, Paint, Parts, Material, Etc.) = $30,000+

Sources

hotrodhotline.com, businessinsider.com, imdb.com, playback.fm, google.com, wikipedia.org

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