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For Sale: 1972 Volkswagen Beetle
in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Streetside Classic Cars
Streetside Classic Cars
5400 W WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269
888-721-8492
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Description
 
This 1972 Volkswagen is dressed as the most famous Beetle of all: Herbie the Love Bug. If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you enjoyed the little cars exploits on the big screen, and underneath youll find a sturdy, solid little VW so even if youre not a Love Bug fan, this car has a lot to offer. There was a time in the mid-70s when every kid in America could identify this car from a mile away. White VW Beetles were sprouting red and blue stripes and a big 53 on the doors to emulate the plucky little car with a big attitude, so this car is definitely going to take you back. The good news is that its quite solid and ready to enjoy. No, its not perfect, but neither was the real Herbie, although this one has a wonderful soft shine to the paint that looks quite period-perfect. The graphics are well done such that theres no denying the inspiration for this Bugs restoration. Fit and finish are decent all around and even without the stripes and gumballs, this would be a smart buy just because its in such good shape. It still offers early Beetle styling cues like the flat windshield and smaller fender and rear marker lights, making it a favorite among VW enthusiasts. The chrome is quite good, the glass is in great shape, and the running boards are nicely trimmed. Its standard VW fare inside, with high-back buckets covered in textured vinyl thats virtually indestructible. There are a few signs of use, with some stretching on the lower drivers cushion, but there are no major rips or tears in the upholstery. The racing stripe theme continues with white instrument panel inserts and a matching glove box lid which wears blue and red stripes and another 53 gumball, which is a nice touch. The original speedometer/fuel gauge setup gives you the basics and the factory steering wheel now wears a black leather wrap to help you get a better grip, even when youre not racing through Monte Carlo. There is an AM/FM stereo radio in the dash, which is probably more than you could say for the movie car, and it actually sounds decent. New floor coverings were surely installed not too long ago, and the door panels are excellent, suggesting that someone has been taking care of this car properly. The front trunk is quite well finished and includes a jack and lug wrench assembly. VWs familiar 1600 cc flat-four whistles away under the rear deck. Now if youve seen the movies, you know that Herbie is able to handily outrun a Jaguar E-Type, but I assure, that is not the case here. However, you do get a very nicely finished engine with lots of upgrades that make it one of the more sprightly VWs weve featured in a long time. Plenty of chrome, fresh ignition components, and a bright red crank case ensure that it looks great and runs well. The 4-speed is typical VW vague, but the suspension feels buttoned-down and competent and the dual exhaust system gives it that traditional VW sound. Color-matched steel wheels with hubcaps and fat 235/60/14 Firestone radials add to the race car look and suit the Beetle just fine. For those of you who had a happy memory at the sight of this car, its an opportunity to relive you childhood. For the rest of you, its simply a great VW at an equally great price. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 2544-CHA
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$10,995
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Charlotte, NC
Zip
28269
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
24961

Year
1972

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
White

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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