1964 Volkswagen Beetle

OWNERS NAME: Hector Chinea
YEAR: 1964
MAKE: Volkswagen
MODEL: Beetle


Beetle Convertible “Karmann Edition”
The Volkswagen Beetle—officially the Volkswagen Type 1 is an economy car that was manufactured and marketed by the German company Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2019. It has a rear-engine design with a two-door body style and is intended for five occupants (later, Beetles were restricted to four people in some countries).
The need for a people’s car (Volkswagen in German), its concept and its functional objectives were formulated by Lead Engineer Ferdinand Porsche and his team which took until 1938 to finalize the design. The Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform ever made.
Civilian Beetles only began to be produced in significant numbers by the end of the 1940s. The car was then internally designated the Volkswagen Type 1 and marketed simply as the Volkswagen.
The original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 62 mph, which would be a viable cruising speed on the AutoBahn system. the AutoBahn speeds increased in the postwar years, its output was boosted to 36, then 40 hp. The configuration lasted through 1966 and became the Volkswagen motor. The Beetle gave rise to multiple variants: mainly the 1950 Type 2,  the 1955 Karmann Ghia, as well as the
1961 Type 3 and the 1968 Type 4 (411/412) family cars, ultimately forming the basis of an entirely rear-engined VW product range.

I am the fourth owner of Lucy, which is her name. She has been restored and cared for by Hector Chinea and his awesome VW friends.
You can like and follow her @Lucy_in_the_MIA on Instagram.