The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
11/8/23 8:34 a.m.

Story by Axel E. Catton

How do you collect something of which more than 20 million units have been built? This question crosses my mind as I’m standing in front of Øystein Asphjell’s farm, looking at the never-ending shelves of Volkswagen Beetle parts: hoods and doors, engines a…

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/9/23 3:59 p.m.

My college roommate had a Beetle–two of them, in fact, with a 1967 eventually replaced by a ’70.

We used to go to NOPI and look at all the parts that we couldn’t afford. 

3/12/24 11:45 a.m.

What a treasure! I've owned over a dozen different VW's and everyone has had a unique story.

brownfox New Reader
3/13/24 12:00 a.m.

My first VW, in 1958, was a '51 111 (standard sedan) that wasn't far removed from this one in many respects. Followed not long after by a '53 113, then a '53 151. Fun to see this.  Wish I still had one of them, but guess I should be happy with the '69 141 that graces our garage..

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