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1972 Volkswagen

Super Beetle

Offered At

$23,000

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Body Color
Black
Stock
4867
Engine Size
1600 cc
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Vin
1122433377
Miles
10,210
Drivetrain
RWD

1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle

1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle 

Bela Barenyi, an 18 year old Hungarian student, submitted a chassis design for a “Volkswagen” in 1925 and is recognized as designing the basic VW Beetle.  Ferdinand Porsche, an Austrian automotive engineer, created the Volkswagen Beetle after receiving a contract from Hitler in 1934 for prototypes.  The Beetle's air-cooled flat 4 engine was designed by Franz Reimspeiss not Ferdinand Porsche.  Even with 20+ million being built to date, he had less than twenty dollars for his work.

I'm happy to announce we have bugs here at Classic Auto Mall.  Oh certainly not the kind that you would swat at, but these were made in Wolfsburg, Germany by the millions and infested the USA over the years.  This classic 1972 super beetle 1600cc version is in nice condition with some recent work to keep things in order, including new carpet, body seals, a rebuilt carburetor, valve adjustment and valve cover gaskets. and various new exterior panels and fenders.  So if you want you can now take this car to our famous test lake, and go for a floating dip, just like the ads! (although we would have no way of getting you back)

Exterior
Satin black covers all the curved panels and bumpers, and presents nicely with some minor inclusions and some war wound scratches are seen throughout.  A few painted on two tone white and red pinstripe flourishes are adorning the car in various forms.  Body panels all fit nicely, and even as late as 1972 VW beetles were still utilizing the exterior non-integrated fender attached by running board design literally from the 1920's. Our consignor states a new hood, front fenders, running boards, glass and exterior lighting are now installed in this car.   The chrome bumpers are nice and badging is showing just a little delamination and wear.  Glass and surrounding trim is good and the rear quarter windows are etched.  Since this is a pre-elephant footprint taillight car the taillights are in proportion to the car.  14-inch red painted steel wheels are wrapped in new Coker whitewall rubber, and sport shiny moon caps on top of the red steel wheels. 

Interior
Black carpeting covers all the floors neatly, and is also seen in the front trunk lining.  Floating above are black fuzzy velour high back buckets with stitched in red vinyl central stripes.  These chairs have molded in headrests in charcoal gray vinyl along with the bolsters.  A solid black vinyl rear bench is seen and all seats are excellent showing very little wear.  The door panels are covered in red tuck and roll vinyl are straight and true with a nifty lower storage pouch.  Black handles, actuators, and an armrest pepper these doors and the black adds some contrast to the red vinyl.  A small curved dash fronts all this beautiful vinyl and velour, and has a stainless panel with extra embedded instruments and gauges, along with a glovebox door in front of the passenger.  These include a centrally mounted Bosch tachometer and a dual cup holder.  Just next to which is a Sony AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth and Sirius Xm ready head unit resides, replacing the factory radio.  All is framed by the aforementioned textured black vinyl dash.  Out of the black sea of carpet rises the straight red gearshift lever topped with skull knob complete with a german army pith styled surfers crossed helmet in black.  An interesting shiny vinyl headliner is hanging from above and has plenty of pleats and folds in it for extra effect of texturing. ( Velly Intelestink..und textured!)

Drivetrain
The 1600cc flat 4 cylinder engine has undergone a recent carburetor rebuild and sports a redline intake manifold and a 2 barrel progressive carburetor.  It has a Pertronix ignition, a Flamethrower coil, dual ports and a stainless GT exhaust setup.  Lots of chrome plated add ons, and red wiring goes with the overall theme of this car.  All looking good under this rear facing hood.  Upfront more gaggled wiring and a new fuel tank is installed.  

Undercarriage
Some very slight surface rust but structurally sound with no invasive rust is the undercarriage and stamped steel floor pans.  Independent semi trailing arm suspension is on back with independent Macpherson strut suspension up front and a lowering kit will be included as well.  Drum brakes all around can be seen but our consignor is including a front disc brake conversion to make things extra stoppy stoppy.  Also the shiny mini exhaust tips go rearward and poke out from under the rear bumper and are fed by headers.

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

Nicely cared for, with some recent upgrades and rebuilds, she runs smoothly, and is certainly a bug that will catch your eyes.  Plus with lowering springs included with the sale, as well as a complete front disc brake conversion it's hard to say no....Honey, what do you think about a bug in our garage?

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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.