The dangers of Craigslist…. I’ve always loved 1960s-era small European cars; back in the late 1980s I restored a ’66 Beetle that a little old man in B’ham, AL sold me for a song. When I went off to graduate school in the mid-1990s, however, I felt I need something that would stand up to a lot of interstate miles and so I sold the car. Always regretted it.
A couple of weeks ago I found this 1968 model 96 at the St. Louis Craiglist site and had to have it. I believe I became mildly insane. Olof’s in a poor state: considerable rust; a missing clutch cable; weepy water-pump; and all kinds of odd electrical cobbling. The interior’s not a pleasant place to be, although a squirrel seems to have enjoyed it for a few years.
I’m going to resurrect this 45-year old Swede. Tell me I can do it.