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1973 Volkswagen

Super Beetle Convertible


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Engine Size
1600 cc
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible

1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible

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 1973 Super Beetle, consists of all good solid steel, a very clean interior. and the top goes down. A driver for someone who wants a very affordable classic.

Signal Orange covers all the curved panels and bumpers and presents nicely with some minute inclusions seen throughout. Body panels all fit nicely, and even as late as 1973 VW beetles were still utilizing the exterior nonintegrated fender attached by running board design literally from the 1920's. Chrome bumpers are nice, and badging is showing just a little delamination and wear. Glass and surrounding trim is good and since this is a 1973 model it shows the first appearance of the elephant foot rear lights which integrate the stop, signal, and reverse lights all in one. A black canvas insulated convertible top in very nice condition with a glass rear window moves up and down smoothly and manually.

Nice carpeting in deep black covers all the floors neatly and is also seen in the front trunk lining. Floating above are black vinyl high back buckets with molded woven pattern inserts and smooth black bolsters. A rear bench is seen, and all seats are excellent showing very little wear. Door panels covered in black vinyl are straight and true with a nifty lower storage pouch. A small curved dash fronts all this beautiful vinyl and has a stainless panel with extra embedded instruments and gauges. An original AM/FM Volkswagen radio sits in its original spot and is framed by the textured black vinyl dash which shows without cracks or crazing. Out of the sea of carpet rises the straight gearshift lever topped with a black plastic knob. A white perforated headliner hangs above and presents with sags, wrinkles and staining.

A 1600cc 58hp horizontally opposed, air cooled, carbureted engine couples with a 4-speed manual transmission. Engine bay has been detailed with clean piping and what appears to be a leak free engine.
Solid underpinnings with a mix of undercoating and surface rust greets us down below. Independent transverse leaf spring suspension with drum brakes provide the ride in the front and an independent semi trailing arm system with drum brakes brings up the rear. Prior repairs are noted on the one front crossmember but all else is the way it left Wolfsburg

A quick startup and I'm met with that “tinny” exhaust sound that can only be heard on an older VW. The car ran smoothly, shifted effortlessly, and handled corners very nicely. All was in good working order for my drive.

Nicely cared for, clean showing Beetle that comes with the luxury of top-down motoring. She runs smoothly and is certainly a bug that will catch your eyes. No where's my beach bag, I'm ready for some fun in the sun!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.