1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle
1973 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-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform ever made.
This very nicely restored 1973 Super Beetle, consists of all good solid steel, a 2,000-mile rebuilt engine, and new paint. A driver for someone who wants a very affordable classic.
Dupont 905 Yellow in good condition make up the exterior surfaces. Bug running boards connect the fenders, which show 1973 turn signals attached to the front fenders and elephant print brake/backup/turn signal cluster lights attached to the back. All badging, window surrounds and lighting bezels are in good plus condition. The rear window appears to be tinted. Standard steel wheels and VW dish chromed caps are all around.
Shiny vinyl bucket bolsters, with slightly faded cloth inserts are seen in front and carried over to a rear bench seat. Black carpeting covers the floor around the seats and gearshift area. A screaming yellow gear shift knob mimics the exterior. The dash and door panels appear original and are in good condition with no cracks or fading. The Wolfsburg castle logo is in the center of the steering wheel fronting the dash. Installed is an aftermarket radio with AM/FM/CD capabilities. Peeking upward reveals a nice headliner in contrasting white.
A 1600cc 48hp horizontally opposed, air cooled, carbureted engine couples with a 4-speed manual transmission. The rear mounted power plant sports dual exhaust with chrome exhaust tips. Engine bay has been meticulously finished and detailed.
Front suspension is MacPherson strut, and rear is independent. Scanning the underside, the viewer can see little to no rust, surface or otherwise, a clean and pristine floorplan, and 4-wheel drum brakes. Also noted is no dripping from the engine or transmission areas.
An overall good condition repainted exterior, rebuilt engine, daily driver if you will, and still classic! Come on over to Classic Auto Mall and you may just catch the “Bug”.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is 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.