1960-1963

60 Beetle

Owner: Kevin Hauber, SLO, CA

60 Beetle Time Capsule

Owner: Darin Paso Robles, CA

Very original family owned car from new. 48,000 miles

60 Bug

Owner: Brian O'Kelly, Paso Robles, CA


60 Convertible Bug

Owner: Eddie Galvan, Redondo Beach, CA


61 Double Cab

Owner: Eric Lykens, Orcutt, CA

62 "Bad Ass" Baja

Owner: Jerry Rex, Buena Park, CA


62 Beetle

Original Owner:Lis and Jim Herbertson Santa Maria, CA

This story starts in the motherland for VWs...as told by Jim.

I was stationed in Zweibrucken Germany with the USAF from Jan 60 to Jan 62. This VW was purchased from the local VW dealer in Dec. '61 as I was preparing to transfer to Japan with a leave at home in Jan '62. Purchase price as I remember was approx $1,150. We were one a the first VW owners in Berkeley as my mother purchased her first one, a '56 that I learned to drive in. She sent the money for the '62 and I had it shipped to Houston Texas as I was going to San Angelo for temporary duty before going to Japan. I picked the car up and picked up my Mom in Stillwater OK where she was visiting my sister and we drove it home to Berkeley. She drove it for 30 years before she passed away in 1992 and I have retained ownership since then. At this time the car has approx 117,000 miles, pretty much all original except hub caps, bumpers and some other chrome trim. The engine has never been overhauled, and it is still in the 6 volt configuration. It has had new upholstery and head liner and has been repainted twice with as close to the original color as could be had. The interior has never been repainted. I hope this sheds a lttle light on the history of a great little car. Jim Herbertson

62 Bus

Owner: Eric Los Osos, CA

62 Custom Bug

Owner: Bernie Rayner, Santa Maria, CA