Carpenter from Peru made a wooden VW Beetle as a gift for her daughterMay 27, 2019
Carpenter from Peru Bienvenido Ortega did, at first glance, an impossible thing – built a Volkswagen Beetle with a completely wooden body and on the go. The history of this unique car, writes the Daily Mail, began in 2017, when Bienvenido’s daughter, Enely, asked for her 15th birthday not a party with friends, but a completely wooden car. The girl said that the gift car should get to her in New York on their own.
The first car made by the master from Peru resembled one of the classic Chevrolet models. This sedan did not reach the destination – the car broke down, and problems with the visa did not allow the craftsman to fix it. The car Ortega gave friends, and he returned home.
It took almost nine months for the carpenter to create a second car – he dedicated only the weekend to this work. For the new project, the master took the chassis and engine from two different Volkswagen Beetle, restored them and made a quinine-wood body in the spirit of the 1968 model. By the way, this type of wood is very similar to mahogany. It is used in Peru furniture production.
Currently, the Peruvian carpenter spent more than two months on the road – the road to New York is not at all close. While he rode on a wooden Beetle only to Florida. Ortega plans to get to his destination on July 5, the day of his daughter’s 17th birthday.
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