It sounds a bit strange for a popular family car like the Volkswagen Beetle to be outfitted with a roll bar, bucket seats and a racing harness. But the first souped-up VW Bugs hit the roads in Germany as early as 1951.Drive it! got a chance to take a specially-tuned, vintage rallye Beetle out for a spin - and discovered that roll bars, bucket seats and racing seat belts are more than welcome in a Bug that can do 170 km/h.
vintage! The Karmann Ghia | drive it!
It is a heartbreaker of a car, a real dreamboat and possibly the most
beautiful VW ever built. However the sporty coupe does have one small
drawback. Its design is far racier than its driving performance.The first
Ghias were fitted wtih 30 horsepower VW Beetle
engines, while later models got 50 horsepower motors. Still,
when the Karmann Ghia was introduced back in 1955 this was more than enough
to keep vehicles like the Goggomobil and BMW Isetta in check. During it's
close to 20 years in production, some 443,000 Ghias were sold. Today this
classic car has nothing left to prove. We take a relaxing drive in this
stylish milestone of automotive history.
Vintage: Hebmüller Convertibles - Borgward Hansa 1500 and VW Beetle | drive it
The Borgward Hansa 1500 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1949. It
blew away the German competition from the likes of Opel and Mercedes. They
only had models based on old, pre-war models from the 30s in their sales
lots.The Hansa was produced as a sedan, station wagon, box van and even a
four-door luxury convertible, with a Hebmüller car body. The same
manufacturer also transformed the VW Beetle into an iconic convertible. We
take a look at the two heavenly creations from the 50s.
vintage! Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 convertible | drive it
A big V8, four plush leather seats and a fold-back roof. In the early
1970s, the Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 Cabrio represented the pinnacle in luxury
convertibles.The understated elegance of Mercedes' flagship convertible had
no real rivals. A Jaguar E-type was too cramped; a Rolls too stuffy; a
Ferrari too exotic. And with its 3.5 liter V8, the car was exclusive. Just
1,232 units were built. Today the model is a coveted collector's item worth
many times its original sticker price.
vintage! The VW-Porsche 914 | drive it!
The moon landing was no doubt the most pioneering event of 1969. But what
Volkswagen and Porsche came out with that year also looked to many sports
car lovers like something out of this world. The VW-Porsche 914 polarized
people -- and still does today. Some consider the car a rotten compromise,
others a true maverick. Still the numbers speak for themselves -- some
120-thousand 914s were built, making it the first mid-engine car to rack up
six-digit sales figures.
1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle (VW 1303) Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Test Drive
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth
look at the 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle.
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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find in depth educational videos of automobiles from all over the world,
presented in a more detailed fashion than ever before. Basically, this
gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you
can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! Every video is
consistent in the way I present so viewers know what to expect in my
presentations. I treat every vehicle with the same respect whether a 1960
Chevrolet Impala SS or the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. I film all types of
vehicles from past, present, and future while broadening the knowledge of
the automotive enthusiast. You will see everything from vintage, brand new,
exotic, mainstream, old, etc. I am very proud of this channel and have
built it up from amateur videos years ago to what you see today. I wanted
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Classics Revealed: The Original Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) An Original Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a
rare car indeed. Well at least rare when it comes to the classic VW Beetle.
While they build over 300,000 of first generation Beetle convertibles, they
built over 21 million of the same basic car but with a hard top. Recently
Volkswagen rolled out the 3rd generation of the iconic Beetle at the LA
Auto Show but at the same time they brought some of the original
convertibles to California. In the exclusive TFLcar video we drive an
original 1979 1500 cc fuel injected model that had only 250 miles on the
clock when we took the wheel. In fact this museum car from Germany is a
time machine straight from the factory floor.
132777 / 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/caj7rvk
This incredibly cool 1973 Super Beetle is the perfect car for a
budget-minded collector or someone who is new to the hobby.
Sporting a vivid coat of brilliant blue paint, this fully sorted and
completely road ready '73 Super Beetle is fresh out of a ground up
restoration which likely cost twice as much as we're asking for it. The
restorers began by stripping the car down to its bare floor pan and fully
prepping and rebuilding the body. Once the body was aligned to better than
factory standards, it was disassembled and evenly covered in two-stage
basecoat/clearcoat paint. The end result is a very clean, well-aligned bug
with a smooth finish and outstanding appearance that will provide years of
Powering this sharp '73 Super Beetle is the cars original dual port 1600 cc
air cooled, flat four cylinder, which upon its introduction in 1971 made a
bristling 50 horsepower. Completely
rebuilt during the cars restoration, it runs beautifully with that famous
and distinctive VW sound, and will likely putter along forever with a
minimum of fussing and tuning. At the top of the engine, a mirror-like air
cleaner feeds air to a new Bocar one barrel carburetor. To the left of that
carburetor, a Bosch coil supplies a traditional points distributor that's
equipped with Bosch plug wires. And to the right of that carburetor, a
chrome generator sits above a body-matched oil filler tube and chrome
dipstick. At the back of the engine, a Claudes Buggies ignition system is
affixed to the cars blue firewall, and in front of the engine, a new belt
snakes around blue Scat pulleys and an aluminum Scat tensioner. Exhaust is handled by fresh VW branded headers;
and, like the rest of the car, the entire engine bay has been restored to
show quality standards.
Take one look underneath this VW and you'll see just how much work went
into its complete, nut and bolt restoration. Both the front and rear
suspensions have obviously been completely rebuilt and feature fresh
bushings, fresh shocks and an aftermarket anti-sway bar. At the front of
the car, new disc brakes are equipped with fresh hardware and new pads, and
at the back of the car, rebuilt drum brakes are outfitted with fresh hoses.
Power flows from the motor into a 4-speed manual transmission which turns
four chrome EMPI eight spoke wheels that are wrapped in 175R15 Nanking
front and 205/75R15 Republic Ensign rear radials. The bottom of this Beetle
is spotless and looks spectacular with all-new stainless hardware holding
together straight and solid floors which display a great looking coat of
gloss black paint.
Pop open the door and you'll find a completely custom blue LED lit interior
which features a $2K sound system and is the perfect spot to spend the
afternoon cruising. The driver and front passenger enjoy firm Procar by
Scat buckets, rear occupants ride on a custom covered bench and all
passengers are secured with new, correct lap belts. At the front of the
car, a new for 1973 padded dash shows no warping or fading and, with the
exception of an MP3 compatible Alpine CD player, features the same
minimalist readouts and accessories found in all Beetles. Below the seats,
brand new black carpet lies under custom kick panels that have been
outfitted with large Infinity Reference speakers and a chrome EMPI trigger
shifter. At the sides of the seats, completely painted door jams and window
frames contrast well to custom two-tone door panels which feature new
armrests, billet window cranks and billet lock knobs. Above the seats a
thick and tight custom headliner stretches from door to door and leads the
eye to a reworked package tray which has been professionally upholstered
and houses two more massive Infinity Reference speakers. In front of the
driver, a familiar Grant GT steering wheel makes good use of the cars
reduced 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
Super Beetle looks awesome and is ready to go. Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
Awesome Vw Beetle 1303s
This is my beetle it's from 1973, it's a 1303s, it took 3 and a half years
to build it, every single bolt was checked, the engine is all original, top
speed 170 Km/h, full leather interior, assisted steering, original ATS Cup
rims, electric windows, LED lights, and much more, check it out!!
Monster 4x4 Mud Trucks at Good Time 4x4's June 12Th 2011
Thanks to the Good Time 4x4's Club for having us at there event for the
last 3 years and running, Dave Morey the President of the Club and The Rest
of the Crew did one hell of a Job with this event this time and had things
running pretty good. Hope to see more of them in the Years coming up... You
also can see more videos like this one at our website at
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!
Thanks for watching this VW Beetle test drive in scenic Minneapolis -
please give 'er a thumbs up and subscribe for more great classic car vids.
P~ 1 The MUD BOG at Good Times 4x4's Sept 2010
Thanks to Good Times 4x4's for having us there for the Third year of
videoing for them and all the members and People that come to the event ...
Thanks to the Barnyard Boggers ,Friday 4x4's and Home Grown 4x4's also NEW
at the club as a Club but been coming to the event for years is the BORN
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