This 1971 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback can't help but grab some extra
attention. It's not just that we rarely see these on the classic
car scene these days, but also this one has a sleek paint and
custom interior that makes it an eye-catching coupe offered for an
The reason these Type 3s get a lot of attention is that the
fastback version seems to take the VW simplicity and gives it a
touch of Porsche-level flair. So it's sporty without being
pretentious. And that makes it the kind of car that's welcomed
everywhere. And this is the kind of VW that's worth showing off
everywhere. That's because the blue paint has a smooth and clean
look of a modern professional application. And the hint of metallic
will radiate on the sunny Sunday drives. So it will really show off
the sleek profile, rounded curves, and German build quality. And
while this car looks terrific, it also never takes anything too
seriously. That's why the bumpers and trim still carry a nice hint
of originality. Clean glass, good weather-stripping, and a nice set
of upgraded wheels from Mid America Motorworks.
The interior has the right classic style with the Wolfsburg crest
steering wheel, smooth dash, and stock details. But you can also
tell this was made to be a better cruiser. That's why you have
newer carpeting, a full set of auxiliary readouts, and body-hugging
front bucket seats borrowed from a Honda Civic Si. One of the
coolest parts of the car is its functionality. There's a famous VW
ad where Dustin Hoffman shows off VW's traditionally front trunk
that's far more spacious than the Beetle. And then he runs around
to the back where he expects to see a motor, but instead, the rear
hatch just leads to another spacious trunk.
This versatile trunk setup is due to the nature of the flat-four
motor and some clever layout updates. This air-cooled "pancake"
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 dual-carb 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 brakes. The wheel
upgrade also means a wider array of modern tires are available.
The value price leaves room in your budget if you want to restore
the gauges, add a modern stereo, or maybe some modern sport tires.
Those are just details that you get to utilize when personalizing
this sharp-looking and strong-running classic. Call today!!!
1971 Volkswagen Type 3
Exterior Color:Blue Metallic
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