I'm about to take possession of a 73 Superbeetle. I'm getting it for the rock bottom price of $500, and may try to get her down further still. My problem is this: in the process of a clutch replacement, someone tried to hotwire and steal the car. Imagine the frustration they must have felt, as the engine was on the ground in front of the vehicle. Due to this, the car has some electrical problems, and the mechanic (not a volks specialist) didn't know enough about wiring to get it going again, so it's been sitting for about 2 years.
My question is this: Should I try to rewire everyting, or as I'm leaning, just buy a 68-69 loom and just run a basic electrical system. I have no plans to restore/hotrod it at this point, I'm just looking for good reliable transportation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.