This 1961 Volkswagen Beetle has one of the coolest and
well-coordinated two-tone styles around. It's all part of a highly
authentic vintage style wrapped in a classic that was also meant
The front fenders w/vents, big back window, small taillights, and
"W" decklid are all part of the more vintage elements that help
define the '61 Bug. It's these early details that keep them in
demand. But that's not why you took a look at this one, is it? It's
the distinct paint that caught your eye. The Champagne Metallic
paint has a golden glow that highlights the VW's unique curves and
how well the panels continue to fit today. And the white lower
section just adds to the vintage style as it coordinates with the
wide whitewall tires. Even the wheels were done in a matching
two-tone. It has a nice overall look that has a radiant personality
without taking away from the understanding that a proper Beetle
should be a ready and carefree driver-quality car. And these
earlier Bugs are also for brightwork lovers with the full-length
trim, correct/classic wheel covers, fender guards, dual exhaust
tips, and bumpers with override bows.
They made the right investment inside to make sure it's tasteful,
vintage, and has just the right upgrades. The creamy white of the
exterior returns on the metal pieces, and that harmonizes with the
shades of tan on the upholstery, door panels, carpeting, and
headliner. It has all the right classic details, like the VDO
speedometer and the dual-spoke steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest
in the center. But there are also some nice additions. For example,
the classic seating is now finished in a comfy tweed. And while the
correct AM radio is still there for display, your real driving
music comes from an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo hidden in the
The engine bay is a clean marvel of simplicity - just what these
Beetles should be. The tidy 1200cc horizontally-opposed
four-cylinder engine is topped by the correct one-barrel
carburetor. It fires up easily with a magical buzz that only an
air-cooled motor can. These are far from the most powerful motors
out there, but it's the engineering that makes the VW legendary.
The rear-mounted motor gives the car good traction and doesn't have
the power loss associated with a large driveshaft. The
four-cylinder is built to be stout and run all day without
overheating thanks to air cooling. Also, you get to make the most
out of this motor with the control of the four-speed manual
transmission. The result is a nippy little car. But let's face it,
when it looks this good, you want to be going slow enough so
everyone gets a good stare at this bug.
This is your golden opportunity at a golden-glow Beetle. Call
1961 Volkswagen Beetle
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
Exterior Color:Champagne Metallic
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