The car is no longer lowered this much. The original beam was a shockless 6.5" narrowed adjustable beam with 2.5" dropped spindles. The rear was also lowered one notch. It now has a stock front beam with 2.5" dropped spindles, and the rear has been brought back up to stock.
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It's been 11 months since my '66 Beetle arrived from California. Today marks the first time I drove it on the road. It's not done yet, as you can see in the video, but I'm getting close. Pretty exciting!
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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1966 VW Beetle - Engine Install (4X Speed)
Installed the engine today (April 7, 2012) . The video is at 4X speed, and
I cut out about 10 minutes (2.5 minutes at 4X speed) of real time footage.
Here's a link to my corresponding blog post:
Here's a link to some information regarding the engine build:
Music By: Skylab 2000
Song Title: Helsinki
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1966 Volkswagen Beetle.
This 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Deluxe sedan is a definite cut above the rest!
First off is the fact that it is not and never has been rusty. Originally
from San Mateo, Cal. and then moved to So. Fla. some years ago certainly
helps. Both front and rear aprons are original to the car and indicate no
accidents. The floor pans and heater channels are excellent, not corroded.
The 1300 c.c. engine (F0858710) is the same engine it left the assembly
line with. It drives as good as it looks, too. It has been very well
maintained and garage kept through its life. Recent service includes a
major tune up, including a valve adjustment, points, plugs, condenser,
timing and dwell set to factory specifications at a Volkswagen repair shop.
A complete brake service was done including master cylinder, wheel
cylinders and brake shoe replacement. Tires? They are new, too. A front end
alignment and ball joint replacement was also done to bring the little car
to a high standard. Unmodified and unaltered VW's are so hard to find. This
fine example retains the six volt electrical system and the dash remains
uncut. The lights, turn signals and wipers all work well. It was painted
once in its original color, L360, Sea Blue and is quite beautiful. Factory
options include swing out rear quarter windows, working Sapphire lll AM all
transistor push-button radio and an outside passenger side mirror. All in
all an excellent example of Volkswagen's lovable little Beetle. As with any
forty-six year old car, a few minor imperfections can be found with a close
inspection. Odometer reads 37k miles but is exempt due to Florida law on
automobiles over ten years old
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?
A 21st Century Family Test Drives a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle
Taking a 1966 VW Beetle out for a test drive with my wife (we were born
about the same time this car was built) and our daughter who was born close
to Y2K. The video is a bit shaky but I thought this would be a fun test
drive. Still deciding if I want to buy a classic bug.