A car like this 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible is an
ideal classic. It has been under long-term ownership for over three
decades, and when you look at the actual mileage odometer, it
averaged to about only 1,800 miles annually. It makes for a solid
classic offered for a value price.
This Beetle has been under the same ownership since 1989, and you
can tell the difference that comes from long-term care. The sheet
metal remain crisp, doors close with authority, bumpers/trim shine
brilliantly, and everything is complete. The red paint is a part of
a professional respray later in life, and today, it retains a nice
gloss in the light - exactly what you want on a sunshine-friendly
convertible. Plus, the clean white convertible top gives this full
color combo the same appeal as a Coca-Cola bottle.
The black interior continues the well-respected style. The
high-back bucket seats, clean door panels, and good carpeting with
upgraded color-matched floor mats make this a nice place to spend
some time. And the classic dash reminds you this is the rare year
for the Super Beetle but with the flat/vintage windshield setup.
There are even nice extras, like the AM/FM digital tuner w/cassette
stereo and a grippy three-spoke sports steering wheel.
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 good belt, hoses, and wires reaffirm 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.
This VW represents a sold car with a cared-for history. It makes
for an ideal convertible for an ideal price. Don't miss this deal,
1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle
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