So I’m going to look for a donor car to use for my EV conversion this should be easy enough. I thought through what I might like to drive or even something I could start with, just as a learning exercise.
There is so much information on VW beetles on the web but mostly USA, which is fine, however the US imported all of their VW’s direct from Germany as many as half a million a year from Wolfsburg, Hanover and Emden.
The US was VW’s Largest export market in the air-cooled era. Check out the www.thesamba.com which documents the changing evolution of VW in the States. So getting a VW Beetle in the States is easy and they are relatively cheap as there are so many.
However not quite So in Australia, I started looking to my astonishment these things are not cheap, in fact they seem to have somewhat a cult following here in Oz. After a bit of research I found out more about the VW story here in Australia.