Oscar Almaguer has lived in his car since he and his wife divorced ten years ago. The maintenance that has been done on the now 46-year-old Beetle is basic and few of the car’s parts are original. The engine, which Almaguer starts by short-circuiting two wires under the hood, comes from a more modern VW Sedan. The wheels and seats are from another Volkswagen model and instead of a gear-stick Almaguer uses a plastic bathroom pipe. The company behind the classic car model which Almaguer calls home is on the up.

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer enjoys a taco for lunch while standing next to his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer sits in his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer sits in his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer uses a bolt lock to close the door of his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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Cutlery and a plastic cup are stored in the ceiling of 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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A salt-shaker, a bottle of hot sauce and a container of coffee is stored in the door of 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer shows the gear knob from his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer connects two cables to start the engine of his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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A saw is stored in the roof of 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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The engine of 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is seen in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer arranges some of his belongings, which he stores under the hood of his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer sits in his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer sleeps in his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer is reflected in the wing mirror of his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle as he drives in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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The steering wheel, speedometer and fuel gauge are seen as 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer drives his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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Putty covers the gap where the car radio used to be, on the dashboard of 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer uses a piece of plastic bathroom pipe to shift gears as he drives his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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Two clothes-pegs hold the cables for the car's tail lights in place, in 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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A front indicator light on 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is seen in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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A hinge and the door handle of 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle are seen in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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A headlight of 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is seen in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer drives his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer sits in his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer drives his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer drives his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer lifts the hood of his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle to show some of the belongings he stores there, including a bucket of water for washing, gasoline and a pair of shoes, in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS

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83-year-old Oscar Almaguer covers his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle with black plastic to protect it from the sun and keep it cool inside, in Apodaca. DANIEL BECERRIL/REUTERS