A 50-year love affair with the Volkswagen Beetle continues for a Welsh enthusiast.
David Gallagher, from Llanelli, has taken delivery of his 11th Volkswagen Beetle.
The 67-year-old’s love for the brand began at the tender age of 17 when he bought his very first Beetle – a 1956 ‘Oval Window’ for £120.
This was followed by a 1954, left-hand drive Beetle which he bought while working as an apprentice mechanic in Sussex; the owners were unable to fund the repair so David snapped it up for a mere £4.
And it was through their mutual admiration of the brand that love blossomed when he met his wife, Linda; who owned a 1970 1500cc Beetle.
Thirty-eight years of marriage, 11 Beetles and a Volkswagen camper van later, David and Linda’s love of the brand continues.
Mr Gallagher said, “When considering what car to buy for my retirement both Linda and I thought the new Beetle would be perfect. We started our driving lives in Beetles so we thought why not continue this in our retirement.
“Our little family is continuing to grow, with our fifth grandchild on the way. We’d like to pass on our love for Volkswagen to the grandchildren and can’t wait to take them out for a ride in the new car.”