For Sale: 1975 Volkswagen Beetle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Vehicle Description

This is more than a car it's art in motion.  Wrapped in vinyl, the "Psychedelic VW" is a 1 of 1 original art piece from Laurence Gartel.  

About the artist: https://gartelmuseum.weebly.com/biography.html

  • Considered a pioneer of the digital art movement and the godfather of digital art
  • Featured at the 2013 NY International Auto Show.  See pictures of the bug and other Gartel Art Cars at the event here: https://gartelmuseum.weebly.com/art-cars.html
  • Official Artist of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles 2015
  • Commissioned by Tesla, Mercedes, Ferrari, Absolut Vodka, NBA, Coca Cola, Walt Disney and NASA to name a few. 

About the car:

Mechanically sound and refreshed.  Good driving condition.  Yes, the heater boxes are still installed.

The 1600 cc engine:

  • New push rods and push rod tubes
  • New valve springs
  • Heads cleaned
  • New piston rings
  • The fuel injections system has been removed and replaced with a carburetor

Other mechanical improvements:

  • 4 new Coker whitewall tires 
  • New brakes
  • Carburetor has been jetted 
  • New windshield wipers
  • New H-gate for shifter

Electrical:

  • $1,700 of electrical work performed by Bruce at McNab Foreign Car in Pompano Beach, FL.  Bruce is a VW legend in our area.  Low/High beams, blinkers, hazards, wipers, fuel gauge, oil pressure light are all in working order.

Body:

There is some light surface rust bubbling through the vinyl in a few spots

I took the car to the 2019 Florida Bug Jam and it was easily the most photographed car at the show.  It's fun to drive and gets a lot of attention wherever it goes.  If you are looking for something fun to drive on the weekends you won't be disappointed.  A true "Love Bug"

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1315078
  • Price:$20,000
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Year:1975
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Gartel Art Car Wrap
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive