Any Beetle Owners Here?

So I’m selling my P71, and for some reason I’ve just decided I want to investigate classic Beetle ownership. Always wanted one when I was a kid, and apparently I can afford one.

My main question is: will I fit? I’m 5 foot 11 and about 300 lbs. I’d imagine the answer is ‘not without some modification’, since even in my ‘69 Corvair I had to install seat rail extenders.


Anything else I need to know about the things? What to avoid, what are the good ones, that sort of thing. I’m thinking earlier is better for me, and I don’t want a Super. But any input would be appreciated.

Here’s a ‘70 nearby that looks relatively solid for cheap money that’s suckering me in with its Herbie stripes:

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