1960 VW Engine Starts After 35 Years

Found this very solid 1960 bug on Craig's List. Has original 36HP engine and 88K original miles. I am now the proud 2nd owner 50 years later.

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José intenta arrancar el motor de su VW escarabajo split de 1951 con la palanca de mano... hasta que lo consigue. Bravo ! José is trying to start the engine of his '51 split window beetle with the hand crank. Finally he succeeds. Bravo!

bug ovale dark rust partie 2 first start! after 40 years! vw käfer
Dark RUST/ ovale 1954' ersten Start nach 40 Jahren first start after 40 years 1er démarrage aprés 40 ans

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this is a 1957 VW bug Vert that has sat since 1978. tring to get it started. so close but it was getting late.

Buried Belvedere Lid Removal 2
Tulsa's Buried Belvedere Lid Section #2 being removed. These are some of the first glimpses of the car that had been buried 50 years. "On June 15, 2007, a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 1957 Tulsarama! was freed from its concrete vault under the Tulsa Courthouse lawn." from: http://www.unburiedcar.com/ Music: Link Wray And The Raymen - The Law Of The Jungle