I was never much impressed with V-Dub’s either. The air-cooled nature of the engines didn’t get on well with AZ heat. But I can sure appreciate many things about them and especially how good of condition that one looks to be in!
Bonnie's folks wouldn't buy the one she wanted in high school so this was a Mother's Day present years later. The marriage survived installing an interior, including headliner, and it became her daily driver for about six years, including a couple of road trips to Wyoming and Arizona. It was her suggestion to sell it to fund the start of the Frankencruiser build but I suspect she was also tired of being hot in the summer and cold in the winter.