What’s with the paint job?

She’s a classic VW. She’s air-cooled. She has her original 1300 factory engine. Those aren’t the first things you notice about Helga.

She’s… unique. She looks like an art project. Why?

Like most classic Beetles, she’s had a few owners. We are the fourth, which is pretty good for any car born in 1966. Still, it was inevitable that someone would decide she needed new paint.

From the factory, Helga was a beautiful Bahama Blue. I actually love that original color. You can still see it in some places. That’s because when a previous owner decided she needed repainting, they chose the cheapest option. How do I know?

To be continued…