While surfing around, I found this ’63 Beetle. I think it’s the same color-combo as mine. This is where I want to go with my restoration:
The 1963 Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle) was around $1595.00 According to an online inflation calculator, that equates to about $11,330 in 2010 dollars. That doesn’t sound inexpensive. But then again, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average cost of a new car in 2010 is more than $28,000. So it does sound good by comparison. And when you put the old Beetle alongside the list of more fuel-efficient vehicles (on fueleconomy.gov), the Beetle is still near the top with 31.5 mpg.