I was perusing my local Autotrader page on YouTwitFace and came across a 74 SuperBeetle. No one here loves them. The people here only want a 67 or older, but I dearly love them.
So I popped over to the guys house because I had a few minutes before a string of meetings. He was asking $2k for it. It was a clean, non-sunroof, manual car with basically nothing working electrically, but it started and ran great. The car has no rust. None in the bumper mounts, none in the floors, and no dents. Anywhere. Its unreal how clean the car is.
I whipped out 13 $100 bills and made my offer. He accepted, and I drove it home. I'll update with more pics once the rain dies down.
The car idles really high and dies occasionally at stop signs, but it fires right up. I mean, first hit, every time. I'll likely redo the brakes, put my 8 spoke empi knockoffs on it and just clean it up a little. Oh, the steering wheel shakes violently at anything above what I think is 40 mph (nothing inside really works), so I'll be replacing all the steering stuff.
Outside of that, I have no idea what I'll do with it.