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This factory ragtop Beetle has 48,962 miles and has been completely restored in beautiful VW original colors with a vintage roof rack as well! 2 sets of rims, bias-ply white walls for show and black wall radials for regular driving. This is an 8 yr old restoration of a very, very nice original Beetle. Original engine, books, stickers under hood etc... This car is ready to show or drive anywhere.
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San Francisco Sports Cars
191 Industrial Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070
1961 VW Beetle, Sunroof, Fabulous!, SOLD!
1961 VW Beetle, Sunroof, Fabulous!, FOR SALE
This is a recently acquired motorcar, we've not even had a chance to detail
it yet! This solid little bug just had a $3,000 engine and drivetrain
rebuild by a VW specialist in Temecula, CA. This little bug performs
brilliantly!! Mechanically it is excellent with a dual-port 1600 engine
that has been totally rebuilt (less than 200 miles since the mechanical
restoration). The paint and interior are average and it has benefited from
a new stereo and speakers hidden in the glove box.
Being a Florida and California car it has almost no rust, just a very small
section near the drivers door. We even tested it fill the Filler Detective
to ensure it didn't have any surprises. The belly pan is in excellent
condition. The glass is very good and the chrome and stainless trim are in
very good condition except for the door vent window frames could be
The tan interior appears to have been totoally replaced in the last few
years and is in good condition. There is one small hole the size of a dime
in the drivers seat back. There are four VW seat belts installed in the
car as well.
For more information call 951.901.5088 or visit
132919 / 1969 Volkswagen Beetle
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/83emgo7
With a solid body, strong original drivetrain and comfortable cloth
interior, this 1969 Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best and most unique
collector cars your $15K can buy!
Sporting a slick coat of era correct Cloud White paint, this fully sorted
and completely road ready Beetle recently benefitted from a frame up
restoration which likely cost close to what we're asking for the car
itself. And while its body isn't concours perfect, it is super straight and
carries a spectacular shine that will look excellent motoring down the road
to a VW show or your favorite local hang-out. The restorers began by
stripping the car down to its bare metal and smoothing and prepping each of
its panels. Once those panels were completely flat, and aligned to better
than factory standards, they were evenly coated in a high quality,
two-stage urethane and buffed to a high gloss shine.
Powering this sharp '69 Beetle is the cars original low compression 1500cc
air cooled 'pancake' four cylinder which wears a correct H5369438 serial
number and produces a perfectly adequate 50 horsepower. Based on sound
and appearance, the peppy engine has been completely rebuilt sometime in
the not too distance past; and it runs beautifully, creating that famous
and distinctive VW gait which has become synonymous with all boxer engines.
At the top of the block, a gloss black air cleaner funnels wind into a
correct Solex one barrel carburetor that's equipped with a small inline
fuel filter. To the left of that carburetor, a Bosch coil supplies a
traditional points distributor that's equipped with fresh Bosch plug wires.
And to the right of that carburetor, a Bosch generator spins above a gloss
black oil filler tube that's fitted with a correct "OEL" cap and a silver,
Take one look underneath this cool VW and you'll find a straight, fully
sorted chassis that's seen plenty of indoor storage and years of impeccable
maintenance. Both the double A-arm front and independent rear suspensions
have been completely rebuilt at some point in the car's life and feature
pliable bushings and solid feeling shocks. At the ends of those
suspensions, traditional drum brakes are all it takes to bring this
welterweight bug to a stop. At the back of the car, power flows from the
flat four engine into an original 4-speed manual transaxle which wears a
correct A1010241 side stamp. And at the corners of the car, silver 15 inch
steel wheels spin 165/15 Lemans steel belted radials around pristine, "VW"
branded stainless center caps.
Pop open the car's solid closing doors and you'll find a comfortable and
stylish gray cloth interior which is the perfect spot to spend the
afternoon cruising. The driver and front passenger enjoy firm Scat Procar
bucket seats, rear occupants ride on a custom covered bench, and all
passengers are secured with original Volkswagen lap belts. At the front of
the car, a repaired dash still looks attractive despite 43 years of
battling UV rays; and with the exception of a cool old cassette player,
features the same minimalist readouts and accessories found in all Beetles.
Below the seats, like-new gray carpet rides under a factory shifter that's
topped by a cool wooden knob. At the sides of the seats, completely painted
door jams and window frames contrast well against gray cloth door panels
that are complete with fresh armrests, tight map pockets, black window
cranks and traditional chrome door handles. And above the seats a tight
white headliner frames a new-for-1969 day/night mirror. In front of the
driver, an ornate Volkswagen steering wheel makes good use of the car's
small turning radius; and in front of the cockpit a spacious, by Beetle
standards, fully restored front hatch holds a horizontal spare tire.
If you're looking for fun, practical transportation, this fully sorted
Beetle looks awesome and is ready to go! Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
1962 VW Ragtop Beetle Test Drive
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1962-vw-beetle-ragtop/ to see this
beautifully restored 1962 VW Beetle for sale from Sunset Classics.
The color on this Sunroof Bug is perhaps my favorite color ever offered on
a classic Volkswagen: L380 Turquoise. Amazingly the turquoise on the
interior of the car is original paint! The dash face, the inside of the
doors, and the area above the windshield are in the same beautifully
applied coat of paint sprayed at the factory way back in February of 1962.
The exterior paint is very nice. All of the glass was removed when the
exterior of this bug was painted for a very thorough job. New window
rubber, new door rubber, new fender beading and new turn signal rubber were
all installed during reassembly. This was a thorough restoration and the
end result is the great-looking sunroof Beetle.
Please check out the full description, 2 photo galleries and more video at
the link above, and then give me a call to take her home!
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Old vs New: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
We compare the design of the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle to that of the
Shot by: Duane Sempson
Edited by: Duane Sempson
vw beetle documentary: the shape of quality (3/3)
This australian vw beetle documentary is called: the shape of quality. This
documentary focusses on the technical issues of beetle production in
Australia in de early '60s.
That makes the documentary less interesting for the general public, butr
even more for insiders: people who are 'into the beetle'.
For instance: it strikes me to see that during beetle production the window
rubbers are put into place manually with a hammer, with the risk of
damaging the fresh painted body. Also the use of a thread to push the
rubber in place from the inside of the car is easy to see.
The film was directed by Fred Schepisi.