1972 Volkswagen Beetle
The Frog, the Flea, the Cockroach. The Turtle, and the Mouse. The
Little Egg, the Ladybird, the Bubble. In Denmark, it's called a
Pregnant Rollerskate-or the Hitler sled. In Mexico, Vocho or
vochito. All nicknames referring to the People's Car, or: the
Volkswagen Beetle. Known by many monikers, the car means different
things to different people, yet love for the VW Beetle is
For consignment, a fully restored both inside and out VW Beetle
from 1972. Sporting a snappy blue paint job, flashy white interior,
blingy black wheels, and a rebuilt engine with some performance
upgrades, this bug is ready to cruise the strip near Redondo Beach
before catching some gnarly waves, Hang Ten man!
This car was completely stripped to bare metal, any rust dealt
with, then carefully sanded to receive the blue paint, which is
very nice. A rarely seen manual sunroof is factory equipment and
gives you the option of wind and sun in your hair or safe and dry
for those rainy beach days. The removal of the big chrome bumpers
gives the car a nice custom look with only small stainless steel
bumperettes poking through. Chrome is excellent and was replaced if
needed or polished at the same time of the body redux. New black 8
spoke wheels with polished lips are on all four corners and are
wrapped in 205/50R15 blackwall rubber for that California Custom
look. A shout out to the trunk, (actually the bonnet), which has
been redone with a nice gray flocked storage area as well as a
matching spare wheel and tire.
A swing of the door and we see a blue metal painted surrounding a
white horizontally ribbed vinyl panel, complete with the door
handle, billet window crank, and a black door pull. Dual textured
vinyl seats have smooth white vinyl bolsters and lots of clean
white piping. The rear seat is a long bench and stretches from C
pillar to C pillar. Black carpet is on the floors and is nearly
spotless. A simple black padded dash with circular speedometer and
integral gas gauge sit within the vertical ribbed speaker area
which is fronted by an original steering wheel in good condition
and sports the Wolfsberg logo on the horn pad. A Pioneer AM/FM/CD
player radio is also mounted in the dash and also shows some wear
on the knobs and buttons. The headliner is white and is nice and
tight in its perforated pattern.
A cleaned up and rebuilt 1600cc horizontally opposed 4-cylinder
engine sits in the rear of this car and had a Hot Cam installed
during said rebuild. It has a new 1-barrel carb on top with a clean
chrome air cleaner assembly, and a 4-speed manual transmission. A
3.67 ratio final drive turns the rear tires. All this resides
within a nice blue painted engine bay with mirrored sides to show
off all the bling.
Minor surface rust is attaching itself to the suspension, which
shows as transverse torsion bars upfront and swing arm with semi
trailing arms on the rear. Floor pans are totally rust free and
nice and black. Headers feed spent fossils into a glasspack style
muffler and drum brakes are all around.
This car fires right up and gives that nice tinny sound only a rear
engine VW can give. It shifts smoothly, and corners as it should.
It provides a nice ride, and even the simple interior is
comfortable with plenty of interior room for this larger than life
wordsmith. All functions were operational, and it was a blast
having the sunroof open.
A good restoration with no stones left unturned. Nice paint,
interior and a good runner, a classic and sounding like it '72
V-Dub. California here we come!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located 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.