One very sad thing is that I have no pictures of the 70 Standard Beetle I briefly owned back in 1994.
This was the Beetle I paid $300 for from a co-worker and drove it around for a few months before somebody on the block called it in to be towed.
I had removed the carb to clean it and wasn’t really thinking about it just sitting on the street. I had not noticed the cops had tagged the tires and sure enough, I came home from work one day to it gone.
I was extremely poor at the time, living paycheck to paycheck and out of the kindness of others and could not afford to get it out of the impound lot, nor get it running to drive it home. (It did not help that I also never got it retitled nor had proper plates on it since I could not afford any of it at the time – something I know my own son has repeated even though I myself tried to teach him otherwise.)
This was way back before digital cameras and such and we rarely if ever took film photos. I have no photos of the car at all. Film and developing cost money and we just didn’t take a lot of photos back then, which compared to people in their 20s today, I suppose that is a good thing since there’s no evidence of the questionable life choices we made. (Nothing can return to haunt us but the shared memories of that era!)
So anyway, I’m working from home today and I start hitting this miscellaneous box under my desk. I go to rummage through it and at the bottom, buried under other oddball remnants of the past 30 years, is the key to that car!!!
I was shocked to see it!
So… here ya go… the only proof I have anymore that I had a 70 Standard Beetle even briefly in my life.