to the restoration of my '56 Oval Beetle.
The car was purchased as
you can see (top left) about 2 years ago from a young girl in Sydney.
From what I can remember, Mabel, as she was known to her owner, had been basically restored
shell 6 years earlier but over time the car's
condition had inevitably begun to deteriorate. Despite this, the car had an
attractive yellow paint job and was in overall good condition body wise.
The interior had been retrimmed and I could see the potential for a very
nice looker indeed. The original 1956 pan had been modified extensively (by
Hellbug Engineering) to a ball joint front beam with avis adjusters and
IRS and the front brakes had
been upgraded to discs. After purchasing her I dropped the front for
that Cal stance and added Porsche 914 rivieras, running skinny 4 inches up
front and deep dish 5.5s rear. The interior was replaced with low backs
featuring a blue/grey Mercedes Benz leather. Next the stock
motor and gearbox was replaced for something a little more potent. I have added a
few accessories too like the original mesh visor, eyelids, woodslat
roofrack and towel rail
The car is by no means finished, its only just begun. I am in the process of fully
transforming the Oval, but in the mean time I use her as my daily driver. I hope you enjoy the
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