- Engine Size
- 1600 cc
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle
1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle
The need for a people's car, (Volkswagen in German), its concept and its functional objectives, was formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for his country's new road network. Lead engineer Ferdinand Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalize the design. The result was the first Volkswagen, and one of the first rear-engined cars since the Brass Era. With 21,529,464 produced, the Beetle is the longest relationship running and most-manufactured car of a single platform ever made.
This very nicely kept 1974 Super Beetle, consists of all good solid steel, a 1600cc engine, 4-speed transmission, and the look that has grabbed over 21 million buyers. Maybe you'll be the next person to get the Bug?
Deep end of the pool red respray in good condition covers straight steel panels for this bug. Gaps are well minded and just like the advertisement did you could submerge this car in water and remain safe inside! Running boards connect the fenders, which show 1974 turn signals attached to the front fenders and thin elephant print brake/backup/turn signal cluster lights attached to the back. Headlights are now sporting visors making the car seemingly looking at you. All badging, window surrounds and lighting bezels are in good condition. Standard steel wheels and VW dog dish chromed caps are all around.
Shiny vinyl high bucket seats in front and a long bench in the rear make up the seating. Black vinyl door panels with a pouch for storage are clean and straight. Black carpeting covers the floor around the seats and gearshift area and bug embroidered colorful floor mats are kinda cute. The black very simple dash, a rare factory AM/FM radio, single circular instrument cluster, and glovebox are fronted by the original steering wheel, and are in good condition with no cracks or fading. The Wolfsburg castle logo is in the center of the steering wheel. Peeking upward reveals a nice new white vinyl headliner.
The engine is a 1,600cc flat 4-cylinder, air cooled, and carbureted with a 1-barrel carburetor. This is attached to a 4-speed manual transmission. The rear mounted power plant sports dual exhaust with chrome exhaust tips. Noted the engine bay has been nicely finished and detailed. Also, a new clutch, pressure plate throw out bearing and clutch cable is in the mix now.
Front and rear suspension are independent. Drum brakes are all around. Scanning the underside, the viewer can see a light rusting on some of the rear suspension parts, but otherwise clean and unremarkable. A little of the rear of the floor pan repair has been performed previously. New ball joints, damper bushings and a center link, and alignment is also freshly done.
This car started right up, and drove smoothly. It shifted well and was dead silent from the suspension when pushed into a turn. All working functions, and that wonderful tinny exhaust sound you can only get from these classic bugs.
Overall, well above average condition, with a new interior in 2009. The round mound design that was virtually the same throughout its production run, with only the exterior lighting and windows changing. I think I've gotten BIT!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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