Member Profile for Ken Glassey

Vehicle: '63 Beetle

I am now on my second 1963 Beetle. The first one died of metal cancer. The current one I bought in Christchurch while attending a conference and I drove it home to Wellington. Every time I went round a left hand bend the door flew open. Over the past 8 years I have progressively restored the car and re-powered it with a 1600 (was a 1300) twin-port dog box cooled engine. The vehicle has had a general overhaul, repaint inside and out. New rubber, shocks, quartz halogen lights, headliner, door panels, brakes and replacement gearbox. When I was a teenager I had a friend who had one and I was always impressed at where it could go! The next step is carpet.