- Engine Size
- 1600 cc
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Body Style
Arizona Car - Original Sheet Metal - Correct Gaps - Laser Straight
Vintage Motorcars is proud to present this 1972 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible.
For a car that had a rather odious beginning as a people's car commissioned by Adolf Hitler, the Beetle came to be loved by multiple generations of basic transportation seekers on every continent with the possible exception of Antarctica. Originally promised to pre-war Germans who saved the requisite amount of Reichsmarks, it wasn't until after the war that a Beetle was delivered to a private customer. Beetles of the 1950s and 1960s were marked by evolutionary rather than wholesale changes. A minor increase in horsepower and displacement and several different rear window designs (a small split window, a small oval window and a larger window) was about it through 1967. The 1960 “Think Small” advertising campaign is still studied in marketing classes around the world. Throughout most of its life in the U.S., the Beetle was offered in sedan and cabriolet body styles.
This particular 1972 Beetle was the recipient of a cosmetic restoration on a rust-free Arizona body. The entire car was gone through, and only the necessary items were replaced.
All the painted sheet metal appears to be original, and straight as an arrow. Since the car is an Arizona native; it never experienced the harsh northern winters. All the body lines and gaps are just as you would see from the factory, and the rich, red paint is beautiful. Also during the restoration; all the moldings, lights and bumpers were replaced if needed, so you know they look like new.
The interior was completely gone through. All weather stripping and body seals were addressed, as well as the carpet and upholstery. The convertible top was not quite in need of replacement, and does show some minor wear. But seriously… when would you actually drive this car with the top up???
The 1600cc engine was completely rebuilt, and runs perfectly. No hesitation or misses, and absolutely no smoke out of the tailpipe. The 4-speed manual transmission was also rebuilt, and shifts perfectly through the gears. The clutch feels very tight with no slipping while putting power down to the painted steel wheels and brand new tires.
Classic Beetles are going up in value quickly... especially convertibles! Don't let this high-quality example slip by!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 1600 cc
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Beetle Convertible
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- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console