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|This 1951 Volkswagen was my first car which I bought from a friend's parents when I still had no driving license. It was rusty but otherwise was in good shape and ran well despite its 25 horsepower engine.|
|Back then these cars were considered junk but my plan was to rebuild it into something spectacular. I was not very successful due to my limited experience as a car mechanic but at least it kept me busy (and poisonous paints made me sick).|
|My younger brothers turned out to be of use for starting the car by pushing. Here they take a rest between two such attempts.|
Orange was a popular color at the time so I decided to repaint the car, with poor results. Later my dad traded the car in for a new battery and it then spent many years in the basement of a local Volkswagen dealer. I have no idea if it was ever restored and driven again.