Car Restoration – 1967 Volkswagen Beetle

Completely Restored Volkswagen Beetle

Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, California — a red 1967 model she quickly named “Annie.”

Ever since, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, racking up more than 350,000 miles over 51 years, or enough to circle the globe 14 times!

Kathleen, now 73, still drives Annie to work. After hearing about Kathleen and Annie’s special relationship last year, Volkswagen’s North American Region undertook a unusual project — offering to restore Annie at the North American home of the Beetle at the Puebla, Mexico, factory.

Over the past 11 months, a team of some 60 Volkswagen employees and trainees reworked Annie back to factory-quality specs, with several custom touches that celebrate Kathleen’s dedication.

This week, Kathleen and Annie were reunited, and Kathleen met key members of the Volkswagen team that led the restoration of her precious Beetle.

What a story, i literally got emotional and had some tears after knowing the story and the things she got through and the only thing she still had was Annie.

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