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