The Sandman


A non-descript white 1965 Standard Beetle. We replaced the channels and pans, which is pretty standard. There was also the usual lower quarter panel work that needed to be done.


This beauty is being built for Mr.M, a rather private gentleman. He decided that although he could afford a brand new car, what he really wanted was something with style. An engineer at heart, he thought this project all the way through, weighing all options on a spreadsheet.

His ride rocks a custom paint we’ve named Black Chrome, one of Spook’s exclusive blacks, accented with Grumpy Rancher Green, another one of Spook’s creations. Rolling a retro Cal-look custom, this Dub is murdered out and looks like it could vroom off the pages of a Marvel comic book.

The juicy details:

  • 1776 cc Dual Port Engine
  • Kustom Cloth Interior
  • Wide 5 Disk Brake Upgrade
  • Freeway Flyer Transmission Built by Rusty Bottom Garage
  • 3″ Narrowed Beam
  • Dual Master Cylinder
  • Retro Sound Audio
  • Vintage Speed Classic Shifter
  • Hidden Automatic Powered Antenna

Horsepower... Conservatively

Kustom Made Autometer Gauges

Vintage Speed Shifter

Three Inch Narrowed Beam

Stripped Bare, No Secrets

Emerging As What?

Shiny Enough?

We'll Know It's There

Engine Badassery