My first car was a 1953 Volkswagen Beetle (6-volt) that my father bought me when I was 20 years old. I enjoyed my time driving that small car. I liked it so much that my next car was a 1966 Beetle, which was my favorite.
The car came with a 1600-cc engine but a friend and I installed a 1974 1750-cc version with a racing clutch, pistons, etc., and I really enjoyed driving that small car.
I also have had a 1969 Beetle and 1972 and 1975 Super Beetles.
About a year ago I bought a 1962 VW Beetle for my 3-year-old daughter. Why? Because I remember my father buying my first car and I wanted to keep that memory and pass it on to my daughter.
My father passed away in 1977, but he is still in my heart forever.
— Jose Olivencia Jr, Antioch TN