This 1971 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback has a cool/custom style. But
at the heart of it all is the hardy value that makes a VW such an
attractive buy on the classic car market.
The Type 3 Squareback was Volkswagen showing off. The Beetle was
the successful bread-and-butter car, and so the engineers created a
vehicle that maximized the chassis. The long hood had the
traditional European good looks, and while they called it a sedan,
the profile had the same wagon appeal as a two-door Chevy Nomad.
And this example really seems to keep the feeling of desirable
German build quality. So to show off these lines even better, this
example was painted a unique red metallic. There's enough
pearlescent in the finish that the sunlight will even give it an
electric-level pink from some angles. The finish has a good shine,
but remember this is a driver's car, so there's nothing too fancy
to prevent you from hitting the road on a whim. Tinted windows, an
aggressive exhaust tip, and BRM Speedwell 15-inch wheels complete a
very custom style.
The interior borrows the best from the others in the family. The
high-back front bucket seats, Wolfsburg crest on the steering
wheel, and the feeling of the gearshift will be familiar to most VW
fans. But the updated gauge layout with three individual pods has a
touch more sporty feel, like this German went to an Italian
finishing school. Part of the Squareback's attraction is also how
it gives you decent room in the back seat and a ton of cargo
Part of what makes this such a cool engineering marvel is how you
can have a spacious trunk up front and a flat load floor in the
rear. The nature of the flat-four motor and some clever layout
updates meant that the motor doesn't take up very much space under
the rear floor. This is also attractive because you have the same
hardy engineering that went into the Beetle and Bus. This 1600cc
motor fires up readily and makes that unmistakable classic
air-cooled hum. A later Type 3 like this has an improved suspension
design over the Beetle, and so it's quite a nice handler. Plus, you
have the control of a four-speed manual transmission and front disc
Branded with a salvage title status. So if you want classic VW
sturdiness in an eye-catching and useful packaging, you know this
is your cruiser. Call now!
1971 Volkswagen Type 3
Location:Concord, North Carolina
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