Photo History of Gretchen

2000 - Original classified advert

2000 - Standing proudly with Gretchen on the day I brought her

 2000 - Gretch at 'London Volksfest'
2003 - Starting to look a bit shabby from the heavy use as a daily driver. Note the 
fluffy dice added to rear view mirror
2003 - Briefly considered going for the 'Cal look'. Removed rear bumper and 
bolted on a zoom tube (which fell whilst driving after about 3 miles!)
2004 - Gretchen at 'Bug Jam' nesstled between some other bugs
2004 - Gretch at 'Bug Jam'
2004 - Gretch on the way down to Portland on the south coast of England
2004 - Camping in a farmers field in Portland. I didn't bother bringing a tent & slept in 
the back of the bug (surprisingly spacious with the rear seat folded down!)
2004 - Somewhere in the depths of Wales

2004 - Pictured in the Welsh landscape
2004 - I think this was taken on the way back from a day trip to the Brecon 
Beacons in Wales during the summertime

2005 - parked on the road outside my old student digs in Bristol. Thanks to Gwemmy for the pic!

2007/8 - For a couple of years Gretch languished in car limbo on a friends driveway. I owe a huge debt of thanks to Fee for putting up with this sad rusting heap during that time
2009 - As ratty as she will ever be! This was taken just prior to restoration


  1. Nice, I am sure you are way ahead by now. :)

    1. Yeah, I guess I am ahead now ...but the car is also in a lot more pieces at the moment!