1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle
The need for a people's car, (Volkswagen in German), its concept
and its functional objectives, was formulated by the leader of Nazi
Germany, Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be
mass-produced for his country's new road network. Lead engineer
Ferdinand Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalize the
design. The result was the first Volkswagen, and one of the first
rear-engined cars since the Brass Era. With 21,529,464 produced,
the Beetle is the longest relationship running and
most-manufactured car of a single platform ever made.
This very nicely kept 1974 Super Beetle, consists of all good solid
steel, a 1600cc engine, 4-speed transmission, and the look that has
grabbed over 21 million buyers. Maybe you'll be the next person to
get the Bug?
Deep end of the pool red respray in good condition covers straight
steel panels for this bug. Gaps are well minded and just like the
advertisement did you could submerge this car in water and remain
safe inside! Running boards connect the fenders, which show 1974
turn signals attached to the front fenders and thin elephant print
brake/backup/turn signal cluster lights attached to the back.
Headlights are now sporting visors making the car seemingly looking
at you. All badging, window surrounds and lighting bezels are in
good condition. Standard steel wheels and VW dog dish chromed caps
are all around.
Shiny vinyl high bucket seats in front and a long bench in the rear
make up the seating. Black vinyl door panels with a pouch for
storage are clean and straight. Black carpeting covers the floor
around the seats and gearshift area and bug embroidered colorful
floor mats are kinda cute. The black very simple dash, a rare
factory AM/FM radio, single circular instrument cluster, and
glovebox are fronted by the original steering wheel, and are in
good condition with no cracks or fading. The Wolfsburg castle logo
is in the center of the steering wheel. Peeking upward reveals a
nice new white vinyl headliner.
The engine is a 1,600cc flat 4-cylinder, air cooled, and carbureted
with a 1-barrel carburetor. This is attached to a 4-speed manual
transmission. The rear mounted power plant sports dual exhaust with
chrome exhaust tips. Noted the engine bay has been nicely finished
and detailed. Also, a new clutch, pressure plate throw out bearing
and clutch cable is in the mix now.
Front and rear suspension are independent. Drum brakes are all
around. Scanning the underside, the viewer can see a light rusting
on some of the rear suspension parts, but otherwise clean and
unremarkable. A little of the rear of the floor pan repair has been
performed previously. New ball joints, damper bushings and a center
link, and alignment is also freshly done.
This car started right up, and drove smoothly. It shifted well and
was dead silent from the suspension when pushed into a turn. All
working functions, and that wonderful tinny exhaust sound you can
only get from these classic bugs.
Overall, well above average condition, with a new interior in 2009.
The round mound design that was virtually the same throughout its
production run, with only the exterior lighting and windows
changing. I think I've gotten BIT!
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.