In Abilene (Texas) this weekend, I spotted this forlorn Beetle on my way to rehearsal. The area around the Abilene Civic Center is full of derelict businesses and yards full of abandoned cars. There is a fenced-in lot across the street from this Beetle that used to have a few interesting old cars in it, but is now empty. My guess is that whoever cleaned out the yard just dragged this old Beetle across the street and left it outside this closed business.
There’s no way of knowing how long it has been abandoned. The last date on the license plate, barely visible, is 1975, so this Bug has probably been sitting for at least 40 years. Perhaps one of you can put a production year on it. The odometer reads 95,467. Or is that 195,467? Or 295,467? I also wonder what the original color was. The missing headlamp is in the trunk, and the front bumper and license plate are in the front footwell, along with the original jack. So, aside from some obvious cosmetic issues, it seems to be mostly complete. Anybody looking for a cheap project car? I’ll give you the address.
H/T to Vicali for putting year on it