This Facebook exec's 1955 VW Beetle stars in the latest 'Leno's Garage'

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In the latest episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” Jay plays host to a perfectly patinaed 1955 Volkswagen Beetle. Unlike some heavily worn Beetles, the car’s owner claims this wear and tear was earned over the years, but it was hidden under a couple of carefully removed repaints. Otherwise, the car is full of various period-correct accessories, like the windshield visor, side mirror and fog lights. On top of the preservation and period goodies, this VW received a full mechanical and a partial cosmetic restoration. Basically, it’s a beautifully restored VW Beetle, with a rebuilt engine and a restored interior but wearing a worn finish.

For tech-savvy readers, the owner, Matt Jacobson, might sound familiar — if it doesn’t, it should. He’s the eighth employee hired by Facebook, as well as an avid car collector with a penchant for VW. He’s owned VW busesa Ghia Type 34 and a “Squareback” type 3 wagon

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Though it isn’t exactly an unrestored survivor, this Beetle perfectly captures the aesthetic of its era. The highly curated finish and care for preservation could be a defining characteristic of the 20-teens — restored, but not perfect

Regardless, the Beetle above is incredibly cool, and Jacobson seems dedicated to preserving vintage tin. Check out the video above to see the Beetle’s whole story. 

About Bazie 2732 Articles
I love anything to do with classic cars and vintage cars and I own a few classic cars. I regular attend classic car shows in my spare time.

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