1969 VW Beetle Sunroof

Erick Roldan

My Bug is a 1969 sunroof, named Ruth. I bought her in 1981 while attending college. She was parked for years, with plants growing in her. I went through the whole car and made her like brand new.

A funny tale was when I was going windsurfing with a friend. I had the front passenger seat out so anyone riding with me had to ride in the back. Such was the case with my roommate. Twenty minutes into our journey, he started to scream so I pulled over. The back seat spring broke and rested on the battery, causing it to get quite warm and pop through the seat... very close to his “boys”! After a quick survey and finding a piece of blown tire on the side of the road, we placed it between the battery and seat and we were off once again.