A car like this 1974 VW makes for an ideal classic. After all, you
get the improvements of a Super Beetle that makes it a better
driver. At the same time, it never loses that unique looks that
make the first Volkswagen an enduring icon. So that kind of
timeless appeal only gets better at a value price.
The Beetle is all about classic lines, sturdy components, and an
overall look of fun. And the way the panels align and the doors
close with ease remind you of the reputation of German build
quality. The bumpers, wheel covers, and full-length trim all have a
nice look that's distinctive against the red paint. And the full
package has the look of a classic that's ready to take you
We don't see too many tan interiors, and so this one looks
distinct. Plus, you can tell there have been investments in
fundamentals including the seats and door panels over the years.
There are even nice extras, like the soft cover over the dash (the
smooth plastic underneath is just part of the feeling of care this
VW displays.) This gets all the best classic elements right,
including the Wolfsburg crest steering wheel, single VDO gauges,
and confident-feeling shifter. And we especially like the added
comfort of the high-back bucket seats that came on these later
In the rear is the classic Volkswagen powerplant. This 1600cc motor
was the largest displacement from the series, and this era-correct
block looks quite correct in the engine bay. The motor is famous
for being hardy, and the way this one fires up and runs reaffirms
the feeling of proper care. Having a rear-wheel drive vehicle with
the engine over the back makes for the right weight distribution
and better power delivery. It doesn't make the Beetle a sports car,
but it does give it that feeling of a clever package out on the
road. And the control of a four-speed manual transmission means you
and the machine feel like a team getting the most out of the motor.
Plus, as a Super Beetle, you get an improved suspension setup, and
this also has been upgraded to front disc brakes. So it really is a
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, maintenance
records, and service manuals. It's the affordable classic for those
who really want a great driver. Call now!
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