This week, Domi and Flo made a trip over 1,700 miles (about 2,700 km) to Germany. They picked up a Volkswagen Bug “1600i” (fuel injected 1,600 cc) from 1995 for their friend and mechanic Friedrich. They also got some special spare parts for him.

Flo and Domi started their trip in the morning and were gone for almost 48 hours.

On the freeway they met a Volkswagen Bug “Ovali” (with the oval rear window).

The picture above shows its proud owner and Flo at a rest area in Germany.

After 24 hours Domi and Flo arrived at the car dealer and their bought car (left).

VW “1600i” are very rare in Austria. They are featured with a fuel injected engine.

But the Bug wasted a lot of oil on their way back – unbelievable two gallons!!!

Probably the gaskets of the oil cooler were the reason for this big oil loss. Anyway they made it back to Vienna and are safe. Next week they will make another trip to Germany in order to pick up a “1600i”, but this time they just have to drive to Bavaria.

Categories: Trips