I have had the van since 2003 when I bought it as a non running wreck. 5 years later I had rebuilt it from the ground up, everything done by my own fair hands, including chassis, body, paint, electrics, interior, and engine which had come from my type 3 fastback I owned from 1992 until 2008.
The bus was purple but the red faded right out of it and now it is blue, but I will be giving it a quick blowover very soon to stop PC Plod pulling me for it not being as it says on the V5.
The purple beetle is my daughters which she had for her 17th birthday.
Bought with 11 months MOT which I then immediately took off the road to carry out some major rebuilding and repairs as it just wasn’t safe to drive! No movement in the front suspension, right heater channel rotten, left heater channel not so bad, very sloppy steering, wiring a mess. The whole front end had been replaced – badly and wasn’t even completely welded on! She is happy with it now though.