LIMA — Tim Height, of Lima, designed and built this 2017 Height original.
“I built it myself,” said Height.
The body is a 1963 Volkswagen. He has a buddy who is a pipe bender. They took the body from an 86-inch wheelbase to a 120-inch wheelbase.
“I have been into Volkswagens since 1984,” Height said. “I always thought one day I will make my own car, and this is what I came up with. “
The car features an 1835 cc engine with oversized cams and cylinders.
The Volkswagen Beetle has been the most popular contributor vehicle of all time when referring to “kit” cars. The Beetle’s body could be easily taken off the chassis, leaving all mechanical parts attached. Some kit cars are replicas of popular and expensive classics. These bodies usually consist of fiberglass and not the original sheet metal. These kit cars allow car enthusiasts to build their “dream” car themselves, while being able to afford the vehicle.
Height takes pride in his design.
“It rides real nice,” he said.