How to Make 120hp Feel Fun ~ 1963 Beetle from Jay Leno’s Garage

1963 Beetle from Jay Leno's Garage
1963 Beetle from Jay Leno's Garage
 

Its Light, Sketchy, and Gorgeous.

You don’t need to convince Hoonigan that the Volkswagen Beetle is a highly underrated car to build… just look at their very own Scumbug.

1963 Volkswagen Beetle Interior ~ Larry Chen Photo
1963 Volkswagen Beetle Interior ~ Larry Chen Photo

But you just don’t see a whole lot of bug builds these days. Chris Walters (from Jay Leno’s Garage) knows what’s up though — with a heavy focus on aesthetics and style, Chris built himself a damn clean weekend cruiser out of this ’63 Beetle.

1963 Volkswagen Beetle Engine Compartment ~ Larry Chen Photo
1963 Volkswagen Beetle Engine Compartment ~ Larry Chen Photo

It may not be the ultimate canyon carver, but driving stuff like this ain’t about lap times. It’s all about getting a sh*t eating grin after making it through another run in one. Even if it’s at sub-70mph…

See the full high-res photo gallery on Larry Chen’s website.

Hopefully, this stunning Beetle has inspired you. While reasonably priced VW bug project cars are few and far between, follow current Volkswagen Beetle project cars for sale in the Project and Salvage Cars listing.