For Sale: 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle in Marion, Iowa


Vehicle Description

A vintage 1971 yellow convertible super beetle, every little boy’s dream. In addition to that it has 75,000 original miles on the engine, original interiors, original rag top, virtually no rust anywhere and with the exception of a few touch ups done with an air brush, its original paint. It was kept in an air conditioned garage for 35 years and it runs like a gem. This is a collector’s item condition car.

It has had four owners including me. The first owner drove it to and from work for 10 years until it was purchased by the second owner, an industrial engineer, who kept it disassembled in an air conditioned garage for 35 years. This is why it is in such great condition. He finally sold it to the third owner, a mechanic who reassembled it and did some minor touch ups to the paint. Since I bought it from the previous owner, I have put $6000 into it, replacing the front suspension, the brakes, the rubber gaskets in the steering shaft and anywhere else it was needed since the rubber is the only thing that’s deteriorated over the years, windshield wiper mechanism, and general upkeep.

The car is completely original except for a fuel pump to allow for ethanol fuels (not my decision), updated seat belts, updated electronic points and a few touch ups to the paint (perfectly matched. Other than that it’s cherry: 75k original miles, original interior (no really, it’s original) no rust, and original rag top. It looks beautiful, it runs like a gem and you feel like such a badass cruising with the top down.

I grew up around bugs, my family always drove bugs and I always wanted one. I bought this one to use as my everyday vehicle to and from work, but soon after I bought it I realized that this is a car to be cherished and treated like the classic that it is. For a nice drive down the road in the spring or summer, not driven through the winter with the salt and ice. If I had the money for a second car and to keep this bug in the garage all winter I would DEFINITELY not be selling it.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-778561
  • Price:$18,500
  • Location:Marion, Iowa
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Super Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:75000
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Drive Train:RearWheelDr