For Sale: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle in Gulf Breeze, Florida

$6,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

04/13/2018 -> NEW pictures are here!  :) 

Newest entries at the bottom and/or highlighted.

  • Omaha Orange body with flat black hood. Black trim, with dual black stripes on sides
  • 1641 4 cylinder air cooled engine, recently rebuilt, with block replaced with Mexican one.
  • Runs well, with surprising power
  • Stainless Steel exhaust headers, with very good condition heater boxes, channels, etc.
  • Solid rod front suspension with newer air shocks.
  • Little to no rust. Interior in good condition. Newer glove box, fuel release handle, and hood release.
  • Seat modified to accommodate taller people as well. :)
  • Carpeted floor with vinyl interior.
  • CA windows with newer hardware. (Replaced by proper doors and windows)
  • Some fiberglass body parts, including flared rear fenders that need work
  • Minor rust discovered under the paint on left front fender (corrected and repainted).
  • CA bumpers. Original bumper mounts available.
  • Dual carburetors, with better than average linkage. (replaced with new linkage)
  • Newer spark plugs and quality wires, (replaced with E3 spark plugs)
  • fuel lines in engine compartment protected from heat with sleeves. New fuel filter (under car). (Replaced with electric fuel pump back at the tank with inline fuel filter between the pump and tank. shut off valve added after the pump. rerouted fuel line for more efficiency. Pump controlled by a relay and in dash shutoff switch.)
  • Electronic ignition distributor with single vacuum, dual advance (SVDA).
  • New rear (oil) shocks.
  • Four new tires. Spare tire did not need replacing.
  • Custom steering wheel, plus extra larger one available.
  • Newer master cylinder reservoir with hoses instead of metal lines to the master cylinder. New dual brake warning switches.
  • stainless hoses on front (disc) brakes, rear (drums) hoses have not been changed, but available with car. (Rear rubber brake hoses inspected and still in very good shape.)
  • Strong transmission and clutch, with solid shifting. Linkage bar modified to prevent shifter issues. (Replaced clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing.)
  • All electrics work well.
  • Retro (modern) radio with mini speakers in rear. Additional larger speakers available.
  • In dash GPS speedometer.
  • Newer windshield wipers with after market electric washer.
  • Only a few thousand miles on rebuilt engine. (Top end has been cleaned, inspected, and properly adjusted.)
  • Odometer turned over, so actual mileage is not accurate (estimate about 120,000).
  • Full documentation on previous owner rebuild, plus full documentation on the changes I have made as well.
  • Many original parts still available that were used prior to customization, such as ashtray, jack, manual, hubcaps, wheels,. 
  • Various other parts for beetles, including progressive carburetor, manifold, shocks, etc. Two single window doors.
  • This vehicle has been properly cared for since I purchased it. Any questions, just ask. :) 
  • Price is based on value, plus estimate of costs to restore it to a more authentic version. (Price has been adjusted for partial restoration and various new parts installed).
  • Quite a bit more invested in this beetle than the asking price. This little bug turns heads all the time. :)
  • "Gramps" is looking for a new home.. ;) A nice owner to take good care of him is most important.
  • Update: vehicle engine checked out by Affordable Automotive in Gulf Breeze, FL, very experienced in air cooled engines.
  • Update: new fan belt (replaced when new pulleys were installed)
  • Update: new window regulator for passenger door.
  • Update: Reduced to $6500! Still OBO.  (Now asking $6000 OBO.)

Recent updates:

  • Doors have been converted back to standard Beetle, with the chorme trim removed from the door.
  • This process revealed some body issues. 
  • No issues with the chassis, drive train, etc.
  • Look for new pictures in the near future. (Pictures have been updated)
  • Can be used as a daily driver.

Latest News

  • New clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing
  • New transmission and flywheel seals, inspected gland nut
  • New electric fuel pump with dashboard safety switch and cut off valve after pump. Mechanical pump removed and blocked off.
  • new dual carburetor throttle linkage improvements
  • various pieces of new tin, stainless steel screws
  • New E3 sparkplugs
  • Authentic cardboard air hoses
  • New oil pump gaskets, 
  • replaced transmission gear oil. No evidence of any transmission issues from the old oil.
  • Replaced dip stick with oil temperature warning device
  • New crankshaft and alternator pulleys, fan, and belt
  • No trace of oil leaks
  • new intake and exhaust gaskets and bolts.
  • Inspected and cleaned heads
  • inspected and adjusted lifters and rockers
  • new stainless steel push rod tubes and rocker covers
  • installed Mexican thermostat, linkage, and special mounting bracket.
  • New oil cooler with gaskets.
  • New front and rear engine tin seals. Added air tube seals. Thermal tape used to seal any gaps in tin or holes in fan shroud.
  • Engine now runs very well with smooth gear changes
  • New tires

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-990030
  • Price:$6,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Gulf Breeze, Florida
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Omaha Orange
  • Interior Color:black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:99999
  • Trim Level:sedan
  • VIN:1113026093
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Aftermarket Wheels:Yes
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Ported:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive