This blog is dedicated to the seemingly impossible task of restoring my beloved 1965 1200 VW Beetle affectionately known as 'Gretchen' (registration GBH 208C). I am working out of my home garage in the city of Bristol located the South West of England. 
I should emphasise that I have no prior experience in the field of restoration or metal fabrication and very little mechanical knowledge. However, I am very resourceful, thorough and tenacious! In writing this blog I hope to feel less isolated and daunted by this undertaking whilst providing moral support to anyone out there who is brave enough to be doing the same!


  1. Replies
    1. Hello previous owner?! You posted anonymously, so I have no idea who you are (there have been several over the years). If you ever revisit this page, let me know more or get in touch through the contact form below.