Suppose I better share the story of these 5 cars before you see the 63' at DTA on Sunday.
The cars were owned by a guy in Amarillo Texas. He bought the 1st one new in 1964 (Joe, the lad I bought the 63' off still owns that one). This is Joe's story of finding the 5. "I'm unsure how he acquired all 5 but there was a 1962, 2 1963's and 2 1964's. A buddy of mine (David) located the cars sitting tucked behind a large steel building on the West side of Amarillo. He decided he wanted to try to purchase one of them and started searching for the owner of what appeared to be a very quiet almost abandoned home. After several weeks of watching he finally located a gentleman who was the owner of them all. (Mr Tony) They seemed to hit it off and did say he was willing to sell but wanted to sell them all or none. He then started trying to figure out how he could get them all bought but he didn't have the funds or the place for them all as he only wanted the one. I received a call with the story of the cars and if I'd be interested... I jumped at the chance and we were off to go see them. After looking at them I was all in. David returned to talk with the owner and a price was reached for the group." All 5 had been sitting in the same field since 1978, after 4 days of digging the cars out Joe and David had them all home safe. Joe now owns one, David another, both in Texas. The red 62' is still in the states, however I'm not sure where. I own the 63' and @danielmandat owns the blue 64' that is now in Northampton, UK. I can't wait for the day they both meet again on UK soil. All 5 cars are either back on the road or in the process of. Pretty cool huh. 😅 #amarillo #texas #theamarillo5 #vwbeetle #patinamonsters