1965 VW Beetle | Jarrell's


It’s not often that a ‘before’ car rolls into the shop and makes us drool, but that’s what happened with this tight little 1965 VW Beetle. Sporting a ravishing candy-coated green patina, Jarrell’s Bug had more than one of us whipping out wallets to take it off his hands. No go, and so began a restoration that would result in an award-winning ride.        


This Bahama Blue beauty is an updated replica of the Dub Mr. and Mrs. Jarrell took on their honeymoon. Subtle and understated, yet proven to cause drooling, this 1965 VW Beetle already has a few awards to its credit.

The juicy details:

  • 1600 cc Dual Port Engine
  • Stock Bahama Blue Paint
  • Wide 5 Disk Brake Upgrade
  • TMI Interior
  • EMPI 5-Spoke Chrome Wheels
  • 3″ Narrowed Beam with Adjusters
  • 2.5 Drop Spindles

Inch Narrowed Front Beam

Drop Spindles

Spoke Chrome Wheels

The Takedown

Old-Fashioned Tools, Lasting Quality

Down to Nothing

Class Is In Session

Subtle, Yes?