"It was unbelievable." The teenager instantly developed a case of Beetle-mania for one of Orford's vintage Volkswagen Beetles. Leroux returned to the old barn in Gouverneur and bought the vintage Beetle, along with a spare engine. I restored the whole car and enjoyed every minute of it. "They're buying our rusty, Canadian cars just because in the last five years, the market has changed tremendously on the value of the Volkswagens." The acquisition means Leroux must sell about 100 of his less rare VW engines to make space for the New York collection before it arrives in the spring.
Leroux returned home and begged his parents to let him buy the weathered old car he had seen in New York. By the time I got my licence I was able to drive it. Leroux grew up and became a certified Volkswagen auto mechanic, working several years at a dealership until eventually returning to the family-owned vending business. Stanley Orford, now 87 years old, is getting out of the Volkswagen hobby, and this fall Leroux purchased the barn full of rare, early Volkswagen parts and many of the vintage cars collected by the businessman who introduced him to the cars. "I've probably owned over 75, maybe close to 100 throughout my years.
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Leroux is eager to prevent Orford's collection from being scattered.
Transportation Routes to 1850 Bayham Township Malahide Township Aylmer (Malahide Township) St. He established himself on the bluff of Lake Erie, at what is now Port Talbot.
That rare, white car sits in front of another white Beetle with keyless entry that was manufactured in 2001 for the Mexican market and imported to Canada.
As well as a barn full of unique Volkswagen cars, trucks and buses dating back to 1946, he maintains a massive stock of vintage new and used parts, all neatly organized on shelves.
In return for getting settlers to open up the land, he received an enormous amount of land for his own use.