I imagine one of the common complaints about a small car like the original VW Beetle could be lack of storage space, or not enough room for hauling home large items. Well, if you happen to know how to covert your Beetle into a “Vandetta,” you’ll solve those problems with ease. Check out this custom Bug here on eBay where bidding is active but the reserve remains unmet.
Right off the bat, the bodywork looks fairly sound. While we’re looking at it from a computer monitor far, far away, the body gaps look pretty even and the doors don’t appear askew as a result of chopping off the rear end. I’m not sure how the conversion was carried out, but the motor certainly hasn’t moved, despite the rear seats being removed.
That appears to be a set of tail lights lifted from a Corvette, and the custom rear bumper hugs the all-too-perfect license plate nicely. The barn doors certainly will make it easy to load and unload motors, mulch and whatever else the rear suspension will support. The dual exhaust seems aggressive for a car of this displacement, but I’m totally fine with the staggered rear wheels sporting huge dish.
Although these period wheels are included in the sale, I don’t think I’d swap off the awesome steel wheels that the Bug currently rides on. The seller has included a video in the eBay listing that appears to show a neat interior and smooth-running motor. Although the devil is in the details when it comes to conversions like these, from a distance, I like what I see. Do you?