For Sale By:Private Seller
Model: Beetle - Classic
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Tan
Drive Type: Drive Type
Solana Beach, California, United States
This solid little bug just had a $3,000 engine and drivetrain rebuild by a VW specialist in Temecula, CA. This little bug performs brilliantly!! Mechanically it is excellent with a dual-port 1600 engine that has been totally rebuilt (less than 200 miles since the mechanical restoration). The paint and interior are average and it has benefited from a new stereo and speakers hidden in the glove box.
Being a Florida and California car it has almost no rust, just a very small section near the drivers door. We even tested it fill the Filler Detective to ensure it didnít have any surprises. The belly pan is in excellent condition. The glass is very good and the chrome and stainless trim are in very good condition except for the door vent window frames could be improved.
The tan interior appears to have been totally replaced in the last few years and is in good condition. There is one small hole the size of a dime in the drivers seat back. There are four VW seat belts installed in the car as well. Although the drivetrain is fully rebuilt, we do not know the detailed history of this car and therefore do not know the exact total mileage.
The NADA value guide shows the high retail value at $16,600. We are offering this motorcar at a huge savings. See details online at: http://www.nadaguides.com/Classic-Cars/1961/Volkswagen/Beetle/2-Door-Sedan-Sunroof/Values
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General Motors released its first quarter sales figures this week, reporting that it sold 2.36 million cars and trucks worldwide. That figure represents an increase of 3.6 percent when compared to the same period last year. GM's growth was attributed to many factors, including global Cadillac sales that were up 26 percent and Chevrolet posting a one percent increase over last year (this marked Chevy's tenth straight year of record global sales).
Volkswagen came in just behind GM, as the German automaker reported global sales from January through March at 2.27 million vehicles, an increase of five percent when compared to last year. While that number was strong, VW is cautioning that markets outside China and the US, such as those in Europe, are becoming a challenge as economies falter.
Yet to report sales is Toyota, current holder of the global world sales crown (the Japanese company sold 9.75 million cars last year, against 9.29 million sold by GM and 9.1 million vehicles sold by VW). Even though GM and Toyota both say they don't care who sells the most units, it is unquestionably a strong bragging point and sales equate to revenue. That said, Toyota will report its first quarter numbers next week.
The current Volkswagen Beetle already tries to be a fairly retro-looking ride by cribbing styling elements from the iconic original. However, for the new, limited-edition Classic model, VW is hopping into the time machine to grab even more vintage cues. The company is even cutting the price, perhaps in hopes of turning around flagging sales this year. You don't need to wait long for any of these upgrades either because the automaker says that the Classic goes on sale this week for $20,195, *excluding the $820 destination charge. That's $100 less than a bone-stock Beetle.
Starting as a standard Beetle with VW's 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, the Classic edition comes with a six-speed automatic and then adds some retro flair. It includes new vintage-look 17-inch wheels with simulated dog dish polished hubcaps over black spokes. It also comes with a rear spoiler, and the automaker is offering the model in Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver.
The interior mixes in a few more classic touches but includes modern amenities like a standard navigation system, satellite radio and multifunction steering wheel. However, the seats are finished in a two-tone design combining light brown leatherette on the sides and checked cloth centers, plus lumbar support for the driver's side. The shift knob and handbrake also get wrapped in leather.