Go Back   The Supercar Registry > General Discussion > Lounge


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Ryan1969Chevelle's Avatar
Ryan1969Chevelle Ryan1969Chevelle is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Beautiful Elora Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,566
Thanks: 139
Thanked 377 Times in 266 Posts
Default Ryan Weaver’s 1973 VW Super Beetle

I checked and “The Lounge” is for “off topic discussions not directly pertaining to Supercars/Musclecars”

This is about as off topic as possible.

April 30th 1973 Gunter Templin bought an Orange 1973 Super Beetle. His Neighbor Leonardo Santamaria bought the Beetle from Gunter Nov 18, 1988, and later Leo sold it to his daughter Lucia June 14,2014, Fast forward to Aug 20, 2021 and I became the fourth owner of this happy car.

The condition is very good for a car that has lived in a Windsor and Cambridge Ontario it’s whole life.

I have lots of little TLC items to improve but overall she’s a nice driver and I intend to do just that!!!

I have felt for a long time I want to try driving a vintage car every day….. Let’s see how this goes….

My kids are both in University this year so get the 2006 Matrix I bought to keep them away from Amy’s new CX-30 SUV. The Matrix will be my winter car and if the Beetle is not wanting to start.

At first I thought the colour was too flashy for me…. But as soon as I saw it up close I fell in love. (Gunter painted it blue at one point and both families forced him to have it sanded to bare metal and painted orange again:-)

Options: none

Extras: Spare trans, 3 boxes of items, plus a 75 HP 1600 rebuilt engine complete and its on a run stand :-)

I took the Cutlass for a rip today, picked up my father in law and took him for a cruise. I need to make sure she doesn’t get jealous
Attached Images
          
__________________


1969 Beaumont 350 Auto White Sold
1969 Beaumont 307 Auto Green Sold
1969 Chevelle SS 396-L35 Auto Blue Sold
1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 'S' Sports Coupe W31
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Ryan1969Chevelle For This Useful Post:
cruiserofland (08-26-2021), L78M22Rag (08-22-2021), markinnaples (08-22-2021), Tenney (08-22-2021)
Attachments - The Supercar Registry ED8DAA9A-F9F5-48D2-83F1-2C6599C558E2.jpg E4661F93-6BAC-4633-8EE9-B86E3B6F8F76.jpg DDF69A70-C20D-4A78-92FB-8DE374E94234.jpg DA2BEB56-45D5-4C84-8A69-69E59AB5D956.jpg
Click here to view all the pictures posted in this thread...
  #2  
Old 08-21-2021, 06:08 PM
XXXGoldL34M20's Avatar
XXXGoldL34M20 XXXGoldL34M20 is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Great White North
Posts: 3,817
Thanks: 103
Thanked 155 Times in 120 Posts
Default

Congrats Ryan on the new Toy ENJOY !!
__________________
NOSTALGIA It takes us to a place were we ache to go again.

1970 Chevelle SS 396 454 L34 L78 LS5 LS6 Original/Restored Super Sport Club. Over 31,000 Members, 11th Year Anniversary !
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330902645844/
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to XXXGoldL34M20 For This Useful Post:
Ryan1969Chevelle (08-21-2021)
  #3  
Old 08-21-2021, 08:28 PM
Postsedan Postsedan is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 12,280
Thanks: 4
Thanked 902 Times in 572 Posts
Default

Beetles are Ultra Fun!

Enjoy

Dan
__________________
69 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Frost Green
69 SS396 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Lemans Blue SOLD
70 Buick Skylark Post Sedan Gulfstream Blue
70 Buick Skylark Post Sedan Burnished Saddle

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3DE8qI2NY

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn4xEmGypUw
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Postsedan For This Useful Post:
Ryan1969Chevelle (08-21-2021)
  #4  
Old 08-22-2021, 03:44 AM
Lynn Lynn is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,508
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1,023 Times in 572 Posts
Default

I drove a 66 Bug briefly. Sold it to my school teacher cousin. She drove it for years.

I don't know how much, if any, the heater was improved between 66 and 73.

Seeing that you will be driving in Canadian winters, you better hope there is a lot of improvement in that 7 years!!
Driving it to MCACN?
__________________
Don't believe everything you read on the internet ... Ben Franklin
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lynn For This Useful Post:
Ryan1969Chevelle (08-22-2021)
  #5  
Old 08-22-2021, 03:48 AM
BJCHEV396's Avatar
BJCHEV396 BJCHEV396 is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NEPEAN,ONTARIO,CANADA
Posts: 2,794
Thanks: 112
Thanked 304 Times in 250 Posts
Default

Beetles are cool Ryan! Congrats and enjoy your new ride!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BJCHEV396 For This Useful Post:
Ryan1969Chevelle (08-22-2021)
  #6  
Old 08-22-2021, 04:28 AM
Postsedan Postsedan is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 12,280
Thanks: 4
Thanked 902 Times in 572 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
I drove a 66 Bug briefly. Sold it to my school teacher cousin. She drove it for years.

I don't know how much, if any, the heater was improved between 66 and 73.

Seeing that you will be driving in Canadian winters, you better hope there is a lot of improvement in that 7 years!!
Driving it to MCACN?
Ryan has vowed to not allow this Beetle, to see moisture, rain, water, dew, snow or any Canadian winters.....but I bet his Beetle is currently sitting outside right now, while a heavy rain storm is heading his way in the morning.
There is a reason why 78% of Beetles live in California and 1.5% live in Canada.

Keep this Beetle Happy

Dan
__________________
69 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Frost Green
69 SS396 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Lemans Blue SOLD
70 Buick Skylark Post Sedan Gulfstream Blue
70 Buick Skylark Post Sedan Burnished Saddle

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3DE8qI2NY

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn4xEmGypUw
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Postsedan For This Useful Post:
Ryan1969Chevelle (08-22-2021)
  #7  
Old 08-22-2021, 05:26 AM
L78M22Rag L78M22Rag is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,453
Thanks: 1,164
Thanked 589 Times in 327 Posts
Default

He shoots, he scores… an empty net goal! ;-)

I’ll bet you’ll make a lot of fun memories in that beetle. Congrats and enjoy!
__________________
Helmut...
Never met a survivor I didn't like
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to L78M22Rag For This Useful Post:
Ryan1969Chevelle (08-22-2021)
  #8  
Old 08-22-2021, 03:20 PM
olredalert olredalert is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Marine City, Mi.
Posts: 7,216
Thanks: 8,395
Thanked 1,580 Times in 764 Posts
Default

----Good for you, Ryan! Looks like you found a good one. Now you can start going to Beetle events.....Bill S
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-22-2021, 03:46 PM
Ryan1969Chevelle's Avatar
Ryan1969Chevelle Ryan1969Chevelle is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Beautiful Elora Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,566
Thanks: 139
Thanked 377 Times in 266 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Postsedan View Post
Ryan has vowed to not allow this Beetle, to see moisture, rain, water, dew, snow or any Canadian winters.....but I bet his Beetle is currently sitting outside right now, while a heavy rain storm is heading his way in the morning.
There is a reason why 78% of Beetles live in California and 1.5% live in Canada.

Keep this Beetle Happy

Dan
No snow or salt roads for sure.

I can’t promise no dew :-)

Ryan W31
__________________


1969 Beaumont 350 Auto White Sold
1969 Beaumont 307 Auto Green Sold
1969 Chevelle SS 396-L35 Auto Blue Sold
1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 'S' Sports Coupe W31
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-22-2021, 03:47 PM
Ryan1969Chevelle's Avatar
Ryan1969Chevelle Ryan1969Chevelle is offline
Yenko Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Beautiful Elora Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,566
Thanks: 139
Thanked 377 Times in 266 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by olredalert View Post
----Good for you, Ryan! Looks like you found a good one. Now you can start going to Beetle events.....Bill S
I sure am interested to go to a few VW events!! So far each person I met while looking for or at bugs has been super nice!!

Ryan W31
__________________


1969 Beaumont 350 Auto White Sold
1969 Beaumont 307 Auto Green Sold
1969 Chevelle SS 396-L35 Auto Blue Sold
1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 'S' Sports Coupe W31
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.