Chris Pratt Proudly Shows Off His Impressively Restored 1965 Volkswagen Beetle
By Elizabeth VanMetre
What can't Chris Pratt do?
The Jurassic World star can officially add classic car restoration to the list of things he's amazing at. On Thursday, Pratt shared a photo of his restored 1965 Volkswagen Beetle, a project that took 12 years to complete.
"I love my 1965 VW Beetle," he wrote on Instagram. "Building this car has been a real labor of love. And a lot of trial and error. Started with a $2500 scrapper that I won playing blackjack. Cut to 12 years and many more dollars later and it's complete! (For now) They just don't make them like they used to."
The 36-year-old actor added that he "had no idea how to work on cars and learned through manuals and videos on YouTube."
"Nobody is gonna walk into a car museum in 40 years and say, "Whoa! Look! A 2003 Jetta! Fully restored," he mused in the lengthy caption. "Classic cars (this one is technically an antique) continue to get better with age."
Pratt ended his mini-essay by declaring, "And it's a dream come true to roll this one through the Hollywood hills. #CaliforniaDreamin #LoveBug."