A/b: 1973 Volkswagen K70 Share Comments Want to see your car featured in an AUTObiography? Just click HERE. We can’t promise you that we’ll feature every car that gets submitted, but we encourage you to be creative with your answers, as that’s always a good way to score some brownie points with us. Quality photos won’t hurt your chances any, either, so please include up to five with your submission. Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex reader: Kafer53 Q: How long have you owned this car? A: I bought in February this year and it was finally delivered to me on May 12th. Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car? A: This is the first production watercooled VW. Q: Why did you choose this car to purchase? A: I like rare and unusual cars. I currently have 2 Type 34 Ghias and when this K70 came up for sale I jumped at it right away. Q: What other cars did you consider? A: I’m always looking for the unusual. I had looked at a Notchback and early Dashers as well. Q: What was your objective with this car? A: To preserve a piece of VW history here in the US. Q: Who helped you build this car? A: VW did! Q: What makes your car special? A: It’s the only one I know of in the US, but I am dying to hear from and meet other owners. Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function? A: The front brake discs are mounted up by the transmission and not by the wheels like most cars! Q: What don’t you like about this car? A: Finding parts. Knock on wood I haven’t needed anything yet. Q: What was your biggest obstacle in building this car? A: Getting it shipped to me. Q: How did you overcome the issue? A: Spending the money! Q: What would you change if you could? A: There’s nothing I would change yet. Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project? A: It’s hard to say – the project has just begun… Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object? A: I’d restore it to concours condition. Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project? A: Myself. Q: What do your family and friends say about this car? A: My family looks at it as “just another one of Eric’s cars.” Q: What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car? A: Pushing it down the street because the car carrier couldn’t fit down my street. Q: Has this car competed in any events? A: Not yet. Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car? A: Not sure yet. Q: What is your ideal day with this car? A: A day where I can cruise around with Lancias, Fiats, Citroens and other boxy Euro sedans. Q: Who gets to drive this car? A: Me! Q: What was your previous project? A: I always have several going on at one time – my ’70 Ghia ‘vert and my ’66 Camper are a couple I can name. Q: What is your next project? A: My ’81 Scirocco. Q: What one word best describes your car? A: Unique! Owner Information: Name- Eric Benjamin Address- Maple Shade, NJ E-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org Username in VWvortex Forums- Kafer 53 Occupation- Financing Club Affiliations- None Vehicle Information: Year- 1973 Make- Volkswagen Model- K70 Mileage- 50,xxx KM Original Color- Blue Current Color- Blue Engine- 1.8 100-hp 4cyl Engine Modifications- Stock Exhaust Modifications- Stock Transmission Modifications- Stock Suspension Modifications- Stock Brake Modifications- Stock Wheels and Tires- Stock Exterior/Body Modifications- Stock Interior Modifications- Stock Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Stock Blaupunkt Longwave Radio Thanks/Props- Mark, for convincing me this wasn’t such a bad idea; Dave in Pasadena; Armon the truck driver For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums to the left. For more photos related to this story, click on the link to our gallery at the right.