Billy Joel bought this traditional Beetle in 2008 after a present in Des Moines. He took a detour to see a number of classic automobiles on the American Dream Machines dealership. The proprietor instructed Joel that amongst a variety of traditional muscle automobiles, the standard VW was each underpowered (unsurprisingly) and “the least costly automotive within the store.” It did not matter to the singer, who was enthralled by the long-lasting curvature of the ’70s Bug and bought it on the spot with the intention to add a lighthearted cruiser to his storage.
That is maybe the most effective car, to start with when contemplating Billy Joel’s style in automotive creations. He is not a flashy driver or a wanton spender who solely cares for the big-ticket objects. Joel likes what he likes and actually, what’s to not love in a classic Beetle?
The automotive makes use of a 1.6L, 1,585 cubic centimeter, opposed 4 engine. The car produced a modest 46 horsepower and there have been over 1 million VW Beetles produced in 1973. This makes the car lower than a singular auto, however Billy Joel’s model is not constructed on the backs of one-of-a-kind automobiles or potent engine muscle. The Beetle is iconic for quite a lot of causes, chief amongst them maybe the truth that it is the longest-running single-platform car ever made. The automotive has impressed generations of younger individuals coming of age and searching for their first journey. The cruiser is the right possibility for automotive consumers from all walks of life.
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