With a bright and attractive color combination like this, it's easy to fall in love with the VW Beetle all over again. This 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible is in exactly the right condition to enjoy, and fully sorted so that you can just jump in and go whenever the urge grabs you.
In addition to the Beetle's already sunny disposition, the flashy orange finish adds a bright attitude that makes you want to jump in and find a beach. It's the kind of bold color that will be distinctive in the Beetle crowd, or you could even park next to a Hugger Orange Camaro and share a smile with the muscle car boys. The other classic VW details are intact, including the chrome bumpers (which appear to be original), running boards, and marker lights mounted high on the fender. It even carries those little touches that VW people love to see such as the original Karmann badge from its coachbuilder. But at the end of the day, you want a Beetle convertible because it offers that iconic shape in a easy to maintain package, which is unparalleled in the classic car world.
Beneath the black folding roof is a black vinyl interior made from the kind of durable materials that is a hallmark of these Beetles. The high-back bucket seats that came on the later models are particularly comfortable for all-day cruising thanks to new seat covers. The trunk has also been reupholstered and is a great place to stash the included car cover. Another nice feature is a newer AM/FM/CD stereo with powerful speakers in the kick panels. After all, who wants to hit the road without their favorite tunes, especially in a car that just screams “summertime fun” like this one. For the driver, you get the sporty feel of the factory steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest, and beyond that, there's the factory VDO gauge. Overall, the interior of this VW continues to carry that simple and sturdy feeling that comes from decades of building these cars correctly.
The familiar 1600 cc air-cooled flat four engine is a big part of the Beetle's appeal with its bulletproof reliability and familiar whistling exhaust note. This has a particularly tidy setup, including a new distributor carp, rotor, points, and battery to maximize reliability. This is 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 higher end Super Beetle. That means a better steering box, bigger brakes, and a new MacPherson strut front end suspension. Add in modern Kumho tires on iconic VW wheels/hubcaps, and this is a nice way 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 great turnkey ragtop VW for a great price. Call today!!!