'66 Ruby Red Survivor Beetle "Ouch"

'66 Ruby Red Survivor Beetle

Originally shipped to the Isle of Wight, my '66 Ruby Red, original RHD Beetle, has never been welded or modified. Well up until I got it.

Update: 18/08/2016 Allstate Single Wheel Trailer

 

I recently managed to bag myself one of the ultimate 50's nostalgic Americana accessories for my '66 Beetle. A genuine Allstate single wheel trailer, a rather bizarre contraption that uses the bumper irons of the towing vehicle to balance and is fixed solid to the rear of the beetle meaning you don't (in theory) have to have an skill what-so-ever in parking a trailer to drive with one on. My trailer did have other ideas though. Having still its original factory Allstate tyre and a rather seized rotary mechanism means every time I go backwards the trailer hops into the air. Even worse I now cannot open the engine lid to check anything and the Bolts to secure it keep coming loose, you can't see my number plate and there isn't really anywhere to put one on the trailer itself. I can't drive at night as it’s got no lights (Apparently in the US everything is a lot more chilled out), and I have no idea if everything I put in it is just being catapulted out. Having said all that though, I absolutely love it, it looks the nuts rolling behind Ouch. Especially Air'd out. Maiden voyage to Skeg, wish me luck and hopefully the trophy will make it there to LOL.

Classic VW Parts, Spares & Accessories
SERVICES

Amazing Customer Service

Everyone on our customer care team is an experienced VW owner and works in our office. Rest easy knowing real people are ready to help you.

Nothing is ever outsourced.View All Products

Latest How To Guide

Narrowed Beams, The How? and Why?

VW Narrowed Beams / Axles Explained   Why Narrow my front Front Beam / Axle?   There are several misconceptions around the reasons behind narrowing your front axle or beam, to put it simply there are two basic reasons: 1: To gain wheel clearance…

Read More