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Vintage! The VW Beetle | drive it

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.


 


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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! 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.





vintage! BMW 507 | drive it
At its premiere in the New York Waldorf-Astoria in 1955, the BMW 507 was an instant success.The sleek roadster designed by Albrecht von Goertz caused an even bigger sensation when it was presented at the Frankfurt car show that year. Many automobile enthusiasts consider it the most beautiful sports car of all times. Only 252 exemplars of the exclusive car were built.





Driving a 1969 VW Beetle Bug HD - sights and sounds gopro
In HD. Closed course in Southern California





1965 VW road test
Finally got the carb, fuel pump, and ignition fixed, and the car runs great!





VW Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle may be the most famous car worldwide and is certainly a cult classic in a class of its own. This 1956 classic Beetle has to pass the modern age tracktest - how will it perform?





Bug Restoration (Official Full Version)
VW Bug Restoration, from beginning to end!





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. John Snell 612-805-2428





Jesse/DVK 2176cc Weber 48 IDA
Small drive with my new 2176cc engine. Car is a '64 beetle. For more info www.cal-look.nl





1951 Classic Vintage Beetle Volkswagen Split Window KDF Brezel Vw Bug
RestauraciĆ³n Volkswagen Split Window en Lima Peru. Volkswagen Split Window 1951 Classic Vintage KDF Brezel. 1951 Classic Vintage Volkswagen Split Window KDF Brezel Vw Bug





1959 VW Turbo Beetle test drive -- 300+ HP
First test drive of the completed 59 Beetle. 2165cc 4-cyl horizontally opposed CB Performance ECU turbo Charged Water-air Intercooler 325hp @ 12psi (set at 7.5psi here)





Porsche Turbo vs VW Beetle - Top Gear - BBC
The Porsche 911 turbo and an ageing VW Beetle go head-to-head in an extraordinary one-mile drag race - through the air! Richard is in the Porsche and must cover the distance on the ground while the Beetle is dropped from a helicopter. Which will win? The Porsche or gravity? Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Topgear Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.





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. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHANNEL SEE BELOW: In this channel you will 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 to share my love for the automotive world with the rest of the world. Be sure to explore the massive video variety, have fun and enjoy The Driver's Seat of YouTube! New!! Official Website For Saabkyle04! www.saabkyle04.com FIND ME ON THE OFFICIAL SAABKYLE04 FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CONTINUOUS UPDATES ON WHAT'S TO COME AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER FANS! http://www.facebook.com/pages/saabkyle04/315743567772





1967 VW Beetle Bug Test Drive
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