Who is Helga?

Helga is a 1966 VW Type 1. She has her original 1300 engine and has been converted to a 12 volt electrical system. She purrs like a kitten. Her super unique look is custom and always being updated. Helga’s interior is beige vinyl with a well-worn beige carpet. She seats four with seat belts and five if someone’s feeling adventurous.

Helga has spent most of her life in Southern California; Santa Barbara, Topanga, and the San Fernando Valley. That means she’s almost completely rust-free, although we did have to rid her of hundreds of brown widow spiders. How embarrassing.

Now she’s going to enjoy her next years of restoration in the suburbs of Chicago. Follow her on Instagram and her video channel to keep up with the latest!