My First Car – 1963 VW Bug

The only photos I have found so far of my 1963 VW Bug, are these two which feature our family dog (Taffy), with the VW in the background! My Dad got this car from a friend in partial payment for helping to paint his house. The interior was full of paint cans and stains as it had been used as a paint contractors “truck.”

We bought lots of replacement parts from J.C. Whitney, and replaced the fenders and repainted the car black. In 1970, when I turned 16, I got a job as a draftsman for an engineering firm after school and Saturdays. I needed a car for this job, so I drove this VW to and from school and work every day… for around 2 years.

1963 VW Bug

1963 VW Bug

1963 VW Bug

1963 VW Bug

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