It started once upon a time in the eighties...somewhere
in Sweden...a Volkswagen Bug...an idea...
...and it ended with the creation of one of
the worlds most outstanding and expensive lowriders.
The work started with a 1955 Beetle shell
which got chopped, stretched and flared. All of the custom parts are fabricated
out of sheet metal and according to the builder, only seven pounds of lead
filler were used. The front bumper was shaved to leave room for that pointed
trunk which has been lengthened about seven inches and closes quietly down
into the bullet catch mounted inside the trunk. Running boards were curved
and molded into the rear fenders which are flared and tapered back. Other
modifications include a radical roof chop and hood louvers. The conventional
doors were transformed into gullwing hinched replacements. White wall tires
are mounted on one-of-a-kind wire wheels to top of the perfect appearance
of the pink lady.
The Pink Lady is not just another good looking
Bug with a nice interior. Under the hood is a 1500cc motor that treats onlookers
to a view of the immaculate engine compartment that features numerous aftermarket
items. Not visible to the public eyes are the fitted racing camshafts. The
suspension is controlled by custom chopped hydraulic dumps that help the Pink
Lady master those feared speed pumps. Underneath, the belly pan flashes the
same graphics as the body on top does. All of the not painted parts are chromed,
down to the handbrake cable.
There is nothing stock or normal about the
interior. It's more like a place to live than the interior of a Volkswagen.
Featuring full swiveling bucket seats, a Sony TV with Betamax VCR and quilted
door panels, headliner and dashboard. Mirrors are placed on the floorboard
that are revealed by the diamond cutouts in the heavily padded, crushed velour
floorboards. There is a mini-bar between the rear seats that has a revolving
crystal ball, wine decanter and glasses. The chromed steering column, an aluminum
steering wheel and the custom fabricated mirrors add a nice touch to the interior,
which is protected from harmful sun rays with smoked glass that has been etched
with custom designs. This lowrider is just as clean in the trunk as it is
outfitted in the same quilted manner as the interior is.
The Pink Lady comes with its own custom made
rug and two video tapes, showing scenes of its creation and some footage shot
at actual car shows. The vehicle was featured in numerous publications, like
This car is in new condition. It was never
driven on public roads, even so it is totally street legal and it comes with
a clear California title. All of the mechanical components have been recently
checked out by a professional shop in Laguna Beach to insure that they are
in perfectly working condition.
The Pink Lady does not require any kind of
To build a car like this one today would cost
more than 100,000.- Dollars.
| Please contact me if you have
any questions. Serious bidders only (if you don't have the funding, please
don't bid on it). Payment must be received within 7 days after the auction
ends. The high bidder is responsible for the shipping costs if the car
is not going to be picked up locally.