According to the owner of this 1998 VW Beetle, it was actually made in Mexico, not assembled from parts in the U.S. and titled under a cannibalized Beetle that’s at least 25 years old. He says that it’s titled in Ohio as a 1998 Volkswagen. Federal law prohibits the importation of any vehicle that is less than 25 years old and doesn’t meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards so I asked him how did he get it registered. He said that he didn’t know how exactly it was done but that the previous owner, who imported it, spent about $8,000 getting it legal. It was photographed at the 2014 Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti, Michigan earlier this year.
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