With a bright and attractive color combination like this, it's easy
to fall in love with the VW Bug all over again. This 1976
Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible is fully sorted and has the
right features for you to just jump in and go whenever the urge
In addition to the Beetle's already sunny disposition, the flashy red finish adds a bright attitude that makes you want to jump in and find a beach. Volkswagen knew how to produce these bodies with a Teutonic tightness that was still simple to maintain. It is a level of fit and finish that makes the Beetle an enduring icon. This one even still wears its correct Karmann fender tag, so you know this classic has been treated with care over the years. The black vinyl roof gives this a bit of aggression, and the eight-spoke white wheels are a nice sporty touch.
The black and gray interior looks and feels particular nice thanks to a recent investment in fresh components, including carpeting. The high-back bucket seats that came on the later models are particularly comfortable for all-day cruising. Another nice feature is a newer AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input and powerful speakers in the kick panels. After all, who wants to hit the road without their sounds, especially in a car that just screams "summertime fun" like this one. And for an extra sporty touch, there is a new three-spoke GT steering wheel. Still, even with all these upgrades, the interior of this VW continues to carry that simple and sturdy feeling that comes from decades of building these cars correctly.
VW's standard 1600 cc flat-four was the sole powerplant, but Fuel injection was an interesting late addition to the Beetle. So those who like to have a little distinction in their classic motoring will enjoy this, especially with all the major components present and the critical duct work intact. It's linked to the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission, which allows you to get the most out of the motor. As many VW fans already know, this is a Super Beetle. That means an improved steering box, bigger brakes, and a new MacPherson strut front end suspension. So for those who want to drive their classics, this is one of the nicest ways to experience a vintage VW.
Beetle ownership is a great experience that ranges from the social camaraderie of the many available clubs, to the simple parts that make maintenance/upgrades part of a fun weekend project. Of course, it doesn't hurt that you can get into this perfect turnkey ragtop VW for under $20K. Call Today!!!
My favorite uncle bought this in the fall of 1973.
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