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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STARTING A '51 SPLIT WITH THE HAND CRANK
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!





Starting 850 H.P. 8 cyl, 4 carbs, 32 spark plugs, gasoline engine
This is the first start up after setting a year. Sterling gasoline inline 8 cyclinder, 32 spark plugs, 2 distributors, 4 carbs and 850 H.P. remember this is a gasoline engine. Pumped water in Danville Ill. For more info google "83 footer".





after 30 years of sitting
this is a 1957 VW bug Vert that has sat since 1978. tring to get it started. so close but it was getting late.




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