Lets Rescue a VW Beetle From California, That They Just Gave Up On.

this 1958 vw bug that was towed from california to newHampshire 35 years ago, at the time they were trying to get it switched over from 6 volt to 12 volt but never got it to work, after leaving it in the woods for 35 years we came along and dragged it out. now lets see what the weather, critters and time has left for us to work with.


  1. Type 3 66'

    Type 3 66'

    2 timmar sedan

    Another great find and video ✌️👍

  2. Pep101


    20 timmar sedan

    I wouldn't touch ANYTHING without a mask and gloves...

  3. Pep101


    20 timmar sedan

    So amazing that people keep this old recken cars instead of selling them for a shitsum of money in the early days.... :((((( it is so obvious that is was a problem with the engine, othervice it wouldn't be out of the car, you lazy ones sell the shit you got to someone who takes care of it....

  4. Sharky's Machine

    Sharky's Machine

    2 dagar sedan

    Ted Bundy's VW ??

  5. jkalleberg


    4 dagar sedan

    A Glovebox Full Of Hantavirus. Sounds like a 90's grunge band.

  6. CluelessBeekeeping


    4 dagar sedan

    Poor Little VW.

  7. mark jeffels

    mark jeffels

    4 dagar sedan

    Wish it was mine! My father had one when I was born with a pull top convertible! RIP dad!

  8. Ted Tolentino

    Ted Tolentino

    4 dagar sedan

    Excited to see what you can do to resurrect this beauty. Learned to drive as a teen in one of these and it was a blast driving these old bugs. Always envied my buddies (in the 1960s) who had the good fortune to own one or a Super Bug, all souped up with loud chromed mufflers and carburetors. Good luck and best wishes.

  9. 7eis


    5 dagar sedan

    Chewy highlight

  10. Maurice Clemens

    Maurice Clemens

    6 dagar sedan

    Boy,if these guys wanted a challenge,they got one here!🙀

  11. Gary Hart

    Gary Hart

    7 dagar sedan

    The rear end is reminiscent of a 2CV.

  12. David Williamson

    David Williamson

    7 dagar sedan

    yolu may have to remove that door to extract the engine

  13. David Bennett

    David Bennett

    8 dagar sedan

    I remember when plaid seat covers were a thing...

  14. Mamadou van Leijen

    Mamadou van Leijen

    9 dagar sedan

    The chief sign rationally change because twig naively shave to a xenophobic adjustment. dysfunctional, dashing sturgeon

  15. Forzam


    11 dagar sedan

    before i saw the truck pulling it i thought it was under its own power and i was confused

  16. steze48


    11 dagar sedan

    Musty, My first car was a 63 beetle with 40 horse...Would like to build another one from a find like this...

  17. Chris Barrett

    Chris Barrett

    12 dagar sedan

    That patina is great!

  18. albert Lees

    albert Lees

    12 dagar sedan

    Hey, mustie,you ever think of taking on an apprentice? All your knowledge will be lost when it's time

  19. العراق الترفيهية

    العراق الترفيهية

    12 dagar sedan

    good good

  20. SlyDellian


    12 dagar sedan

    17:55 - Made me think of CT’s garage lol

  21. tchads57


    13 dagar sedan

    When you climbed in to open the passenger door, I almost had an asthma attack. 🤧😷

  22. Ol Bear

    Ol Bear

    13 dagar sedan

    Careful you dont hit the paint with the pressure wand. Could scratch the paint. 🐻



    13 dagar sedan

    I had a blue Beetle long ago, and a red one not so very long ago. I remember seeing a smashed up car being towed away, and a little later The Beetle with a slight dent in the fender!

  24. Pepaw G

    Pepaw G

    14 dagar sedan

    I was tempted to put on a mask while watching that glove box pick-up thru.

  25. Josh Enoch

    Josh Enoch

    14 dagar sedan

    Can’t believe how nice some of the body is, when you was pulling it out I was like why? Then once you started cleaning it up then I knew why! Guess you can’t juxtaposed book by it’s cover. Thx for saving another one and the video!

  26. Apophis1966


    14 dagar sedan

    if there is an VW on the Moon, Mustie will find it ( oh there is one..)

  27. MrcabooseVG


    14 dagar sedan

    Americans have it so easy, if that was left in England it wouldn't exist any more

  28. mariamedic


    15 dagar sedan

    I was happy to see you finally put gloves on. A mask may have been a good idea too! :-)

  29. Jack Hodgson

    Jack Hodgson

    15 dagar sedan

    I'm hoping to see more of this project in the future. Thanks.

  30. Andrew Cooper

    Andrew Cooper

    16 dagar sedan

    That’s an awesome colour

  31. Andrew Cooper

    Andrew Cooper

    16 dagar sedan

    I’ve got no idea why people put or hide vehicles

  32. David Kennedy

    David Kennedy

    16 dagar sedan

    Not worth fixing, some parts value, not much.

  33. Sportz


    17 dagar sedan

    When you were on the inside pressing against the window, it reminded me of a date as a teenager in my moms 1968 Beetle. 😉

  34. Bernardo Silva

    Bernardo Silva

    17 dagar sedan

    É de partir o coração ver uma joia dessa se acabando ,mais eu tenho certeza que ele voltará a vida nas mãos de vocês .

  35. herdware


    17 dagar sedan

    That's a bit more floor ventilation than I like in a car.

  36. Emil Mellow

    Emil Mellow

    18 dagar sedan

    PS I couldn’t stand the rodent pee smell in that one either and it was way cleaner than the one you dug out of the woods. Tears!

  37. Emil Mellow

    Emil Mellow

    18 dagar sedan

    Wow. Amazed again on project cars you think are do~able! My father-in-law had a 72 blue automatic 3 speed shift stick. I wish I discovered you 15 years ago! I might have attempted to revive it

  38. Anthony Toby Ellenor

    Anthony Toby Ellenor

    18 dagar sedan

    That car was designed by Adolf Hitler, the model was called, "Kraft Durch Freude", (strength through Joy), I used to be driving one around the Town of Salzgitter-Peine in Germany back in the 1970's and on weekends we would drive to the border and look at the East German Border Guards looking back at us through binoculars, no open borders back then !

  39. NEWMOON54 Cannone

    NEWMOON54 Cannone

    20 dagar sedan

    Funny thing ... Adolf Hitler actually conceived the V.W. Beetle~!~ Fact~!~ So ............ Addy couldn't have been ALL bad~!~

  40. Syed Akbar

    Syed Akbar

    20 dagar sedan

    After watching you for an hour, you tell me that you are not going to restore the car. i feel I have been cheated. Restoration is not about money, you yankee doodle dandy, it is about connecting the soul with those who made and those who owned it and used it. Restoration is like putting yourself in their shoes and walk paces. My nephew and his cronies found a VW in a worse condition than this one. It took them two years, part time, to bring her to her glory. VW offered them some real money. They did not accept.

  41. Peter


    20 dagar sedan

    Just because its a california car doesnt mean a thing..Where from california is the real truth.. It snows there and salt is used.(mountains). San jose my 2003 rolla or 18 years young.has zero rust.. Original exhaust etc.. just dusty.. It lives outside.. Not like east coast.. Cars get eaten there.. Here they last forever..

  42. thomas schiller

    thomas schiller

    20 dagar sedan

    So how many mice have u caught in your garage with tetnus ? Jk ,been there lol

  43. captainjerk


    21 dag sedan

    Cool find! I hate that yellow! :P Would be a primo Volkzrod!

  44. Heiko van der Laar

    Heiko van der Laar

    21 dag sedan

    Why didn't you just drive it out of there? smh

  45. castirondude


    22 dagar sedan

    23:28 a 2x4 , you got your money back already :)

  46. messylaura


    22 dagar sedan

    great vid, should have kept the half eaten pencil, that was pure art, well done mousey

  47. Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson

    25 dagar sedan

    Amazing what you vo.e acrosst once your well known. Nice vid

  48. Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson

    25 dagar sedan

    Nice find

  49. Bill Bye

    Bill Bye

    25 dagar sedan

    Oh Yes! the Circular piece of Slotted aluminum with a lip on it is the inner cooking plate out the bottom inside of a Presto Pressure Cooker.! that is real fodder for a dumpster! LOL Glad ya found the plate kid ; now ya won't blow yerself up!

  50. Ted Multhauf

    Ted Multhauf

    26 dagar sedan

    I just rebuilt a carburetor knowing only what I learned watching Mustie 1 videos.

  51. Crescent Coachworks Collective

    Crescent Coachworks Collective

    27 dagar sedan

    I look forward to seeing this getting the crusty treatment

  52. brad Wb

    brad Wb

    27 dagar sedan

    Noway it's a 58..cause they had very small back glass. Maybe a 68 but looks like a 76

  53. Enrique Lopez

    Enrique Lopez

    28 dagar sedan

    I am surprised you did not have gloves on especially dealing with mouse dirt, who knows if mouse urine is in that

  54. johnny lee

    johnny lee

    28 dagar sedan

    When I feel lonely and bored, Mustie's videos saves me from boredom.

  55. Clerance Blue

    Clerance Blue

    29 dagar sedan

    you have to restore each of piece of this car. Long way

  56. pen name

    pen name

    29 dagar sedan

    Can’t see any reason but to go straight to the scrap metal company

  57. Santiago Losno

    Santiago Losno

    29 dagar sedan

    Great car! Looks like the original color was Light Bronze L245?

  58. Adams Sanchez

    Adams Sanchez

    29 dagar sedan

    God job thanks

  59. Adams Sanchez

    Adams Sanchez

    29 dagar sedan

    Nice job thanks

  60. Aidan Stevens

    Aidan Stevens

    29 dagar sedan

    I love old cars but the two things I hate dealing with are: wiring and upholstery . Wiring is tedious and infuriating and upholstery harbors the worst smells, textures and random little creatures you could possibly imagine lol

  61. Donizetti lima

    Donizetti lima

    Månad sedan

    Misturou nas matas verdes !?🇧🇷

  62. SoCal Sea Chaser

    SoCal Sea Chaser

    Månad sedan

    That bug is in a lot better condition than my 59’ was after it was stolen from me, then stripped and burned. Looking forward to the restoration.

  63. Build-Break-Fix


    Månad sedan

    What is the point of cleaning that lol? I would send it directly to the shredder. Not even worth any desirable value even at that point

  64. Ken Burkham

    Ken Burkham

    Månad sedan

    i dont think he likes the smell of rats

  65. Steve Schramko

    Steve Schramko

    Månad sedan

    I think this adventure has qualified you to add a new sobriquet to your resume...."automotive archeologist"

  66. David Hall

    David Hall

    Månad sedan

    Always fun to watch..thanks Man !....

  67. wazza33racer


    Månad sedan

    the VW escaped.......................COMMIEFORNIA!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Troy Nall

    Troy Nall

    Månad sedan

    @18:41 nice going steve austin.

  69. Troy Nall

    Troy Nall

    Månad sedan

    definitely the biggest BUG in those woods.

  70. Luiz Alberto Rodrigues

    Luiz Alberto Rodrigues

    Månad sedan

    Good jop

  71. Troy W

    Troy W

    Månad sedan

    I think that final color is badass. total rat shit rod

  72. Lyndel Beckwith

    Lyndel Beckwith

    Månad sedan

    Mustie cant even pretend not to have white hair any more.

  73. Nodak81


    Månad sedan

    The tires on the rear look like they have a beefy tread. The kind you usually only saw on rear-drive cars in the winter. I suspect it might have spent a New England winter or two on the road.

  74. washietatonka


    Månad sedan

    I deliver to a place that loves VW as much as you do. They have six Beetles, two Karmann Ghias and a Thing.

  75. Phillip Wilde

    Phillip Wilde

    Månad sedan

    When you peeled off that undercoating my heart stopped in Canada finding something like that will only have come from a barn that it’s been locked in for the past 60 years original paint on a body cannot be found up here usually you don’t have any paint whatsoever that car is amazing I am so jealous damn good find

  76. Phillip Wilde

    Phillip Wilde

    Månad sedan

    Wow I used to be a Volkswagen fanatic until I discovered a stock V-8 Mustang would make a totally built Volkswagen motor looks stupid but I learned something first up here in Canada parked outside there would only be the top 3 feet left of that Volkswagen I am utterly amazed at how good of shape it’s still in for where it was parked

  77. Jeff Olstad

    Jeff Olstad

    Månad sedan

    Don't know what you paid, but that is quite a haul of "spare parts". Two complete engines. I rarely see a dead VW with one. Put some mystery oil in it you might get #2 back. Glad you saved it. I don't know about the "patina". I think that poor old bug deserves real paint.

  78. sdvma


    Månad sedan

    In ca the plates stay with the car even AFTER sale / registration.

  79. TmbStnShdw Racing

    TmbStnShdw Racing

    Månad sedan

    Tijuana Taxi, it's even the right color 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

  80. BiggDaddyNard


    Månad sedan

    after the first year , someone should've jacked it up and put cinder blocks under the tires ...

  81. Leslie Grace

    Leslie Grace

    Månad sedan

    A good car ruined by hipsters, this is why you don't do drugs

  82. Dwight Carlson

    Dwight Carlson

    Månad sedan

    Too bad that it was left to rot like that but nature has a way of reclaiming man made stuff which is not cared for.

  83. Jerry Nerche

    Jerry Nerche

    Månad sedan

    I just started watching your channel because of the beaver and the Beatles, Lol and I have to say that you Sir are one cool dude not to mention the cool stuff that you find to work on so thank you friend for bringing us along!!!

  84. webmonkees


    Månad sedan

    time too interrogate the vw shop for spares.

  85. Dwight Carlson

    Dwight Carlson

    Månad sedan

    Love Mustie's positive attitude. Floors are missing, engine won't rotate. 'She's in pretty good shape.' 😂😂😂

  86. Patriciatess & Lonnie & This Spot

    Patriciatess & Lonnie & This Spot

    Månad sedan

    As a Kid I had a friend Ron that fixed old Volkswagens all the time

  87. canzcustoms


    Månad sedan

    Great inspiration Mustie, I just decided to bring out my 73 super B and rebuild the carb, runs excellent and is the vehicle I grew up in, 2nd owner. VW is so resilient and mine has 0 rust because it was from cali and had 76k on it when I worked on it when I was 15, I am 45 now and excited to hear it run again. Anyhow, during the process of restoring it since I was 15 I lost a few items like the blower switch and small parts you might have, would you be interested in selling anything or are you like me and keep everything? I watch all your videos just to share education as I am a top mechanic already, but you can never know too much. Keep up the great work, hope youtube is paying you well.

  88. Robert Allardice

    Robert Allardice

    Månad sedan

    Mistie1 panning for gold!

  89. whimpey109


    Månad sedan

    Three coins for the fountain

  90. Racerxv6 Valvoline

    Racerxv6 Valvoline

    Månad sedan

    Mustie1, I just sub'd top your channel, I love your bugsand I loved this video. I sure widh I had my 54' again....

  91. Dirty Bird

    Dirty Bird

    Månad sedan

    So thats what happened to Herby........ I use to have a early 61, was a love of working on it and was such a great car used a boat battery in mine as the battery was both 6 volt and 12 volt, everything else was original even down to the engine took it through death valley in the middle of the day. This brings back so many memories. Thanks Mustie :)

  92. Corey Gilles

    Corey Gilles

    Månad sedan

    The "I don't know" item at 23:24 has to be Grey Poupon mustard. As fancy as that ride is, it cant be anything but.

  93. Henry Escat

    Henry Escat

    Månad sedan

    I find alot of good crap in tins/boxes/buckets people put on the curb. The stuff comes in handy and alot of the stuff gets used in projects.. A little digging pays off.

  94. AmraphelofShinar


    Månad sedan

    That thing looks pretty sweet for being left in the weeds. Now it just needs about 350hp! Will a 930 Turbo engine fit in a Beetle?

  95. Fang the Warrior

    Fang the Warrior

    Månad sedan

    Looks like a hot wheels car that was repainted multiple times lol

  96. Sir Henry Patschislewsky

    Sir Henry Patschislewsky

    Månad sedan

    Be careful with the glovebox, Mouse excrements are dangerous concerning toxoplasmosis

  97. Jason


    Månad sedan

    your d side brake light is out on your trailer

  98. Fusca sem Frescura

    Fusca sem Frescura

    Månad sedan

    great job Mustie, it is a patina style done. Just fuchs and ground.

  99. KW


    Månad sedan

    glowbug should be its name with that fluro paint job

  100. WelcometoVideoCity


    Månad sedan

    I need to wash out my car that way.