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Just bought this 59 bug. It is at my brothers in Florida but will be on a truck to Washington soon. All of 36HP. Should be a fun little cruiser.
 

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A few more photos. Slow and Low
 

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36hp!! Be Careful of Snap-Spin! LOL

Cool looking car.
Was it restored? (is that original patina?)
What is the round hoop on the trunk lid?
Are those original side mirrors? interesting
 

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The patina is all natural. The paint is original with some cleaning up then a respray of clear. The deflector on the front is a bug deflector. Not sure how well it works. The round hoop on the trunk is a ski rack. The mirrors are what they call swan neck mirrors. With the 36hp I do know it will get better gas mileage then the cobra.
 

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My first car was a '63. It was a ton of fun. Especially in the ice and snow.

Always wanted to drop a V8 in it but never got around to it.
 

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Love, love, love it!

Always wanted to drop a V8 in it but never got around to it.
I did that, but it really isn't a matter of "dropping a V8 in" so much as dropping the body OVER a homebuilt chassis! I ought to dig out the pics and scan them to post someday.

Jeff
 
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