1964 California Blue Baja Bug 1914 Engine Dual Carb- Best Beach Car Around. on 2040-cars
Blue and Orange
Blue and Orange
Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Blue and Orange
Interior Color: Blue and Orange
Model: Beetle - Classic
Number of Cylinders: four
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4speed rwd
Sub Model: Baja
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"engine, trans, front end, brake system, rebuilt three years ago, engine from CB Performance. I have single and dual carbs for it. floor pan under battery replaced, badly. the floors have a few years left in them but there are 1/4 inch holes in a few spots on both sides. radio is non-op. both lower door hinges have been replaced. the car was hit on front right before baja conversion, r/f quarter is lumpy but the car aligns perfectly and drives fine. sheetmetal under rear hatch is perforated. crossbars on roof rack are in poor shape. typical vw oil drips. car is Washington registered, you will have to pay tax on it to transfer out of state."
I bought this car 3 years ago as a shell in California, I built it up as a Baja to bring to Puerto Rico. It is in Puerto Rico now. CB Performance provided the 1914 cc engine, I have a set of dual Kadrons for it but took them off looking for gas mileage. it has an alternator, digital ignition(no points to replace!) full breather, oil cooler(not mounted) Being a VW it leaks, but only a tiny amount. the tri-mil exhaust is powdercoated but that is starting to fail, probably have to get it redone if looks are important to you. I'd just leave it rusty or rattle can it with high temp paint once a year.
The swingaxle transmission was rebuilt as well, it had never been opened and still had vw gears and bearings in it. the frontend is link pin and is converted to disk brakes with all new parts. the rear brakes were just rebuilt stock with new parts. tires are in great shape with lots of life left in them, maybe they are 15 percent worn.
The wheels and bars are powdercoated the rest is industrial enamel paint. the fiberglass is actually a vintage, I bought it from a guy in Cali that had it hanging in his barn for decades, hence no cut up fenders- they work great to keep the mud off the car and don't hit anything. lift shocks with springs for height.
The rusty lower door hinges were replaced but I skipped fixing the rear metal bits as seen in the pics. the floors are in pretty good shape and have a few more years in them, but they do have a few holes. I noticed a bubble under the rubber around the rear window- that will need attention soon.
All the electrical works fine, 12 volt converted and relays run all the high load stuff. full guages inside, the speedo is from a 77 or so, it has a light for an egr? but i just wanted a fuel guage that would work with the late model tank, no lifting the hood to fill up. electric fuel pump with kill switch, hidden ignition switch.
The interior has modern seats with covers in the front and vw original with covers in the rear. dynamat on the firewall with covering of blue astroturf, same astroturf on the floors and ceiling. the radio is broken, I think water got it when I was fording a stream. but that doesn't matter, you can't hear a radio in this thing anyway it is so loud. aluminum door skins inside don't quite completely cover. but they are what's available without having custom ones made.
The roof rack has been bent and repaired many times, needs new cross bars but still ready for rough service, I regularly put 200 lbs of kayak on it and go out for the day. the bike rack is super cool and holds two full size cruisers. I've towed 1000 lbs with the hitch.
I cannot count how many times people have almost hit me trying to take a picture of this car. especially when I go to the beach. where I spend many weekends with it. Baja's are rare in Puerto Rico, I've only seen a handful. you are more likely to see a Delorean than another Baja beetle
This has been my only car for three years, I've put 12000 miles on it in that time. Basically it has been a great and loyal friend to me but I have to sell it. I am being re-assigned to Kansas (Military), there is no heater in this car and that means it cannot go with me, I need one car I can drive all year and I don't like freezing. It is in great shape, runs well and looks good. It even won a few local car shows in California before I brought it here. I have all the parts receipts to prove the work I've done. You get everything in the pics with the car, gas tank, cooler, spare, bike rack, carbs, extra parts, awards, receipts, tow bar, two sets of keys and a stack of vw trends magazines.
You will be required to put a 500 dollar deposit down on the car within 24 hours via Paypal and pay for/pick up the car within one week if you are within Puerto Rico.
BUT there is a shipping option!!
I can have the car shipped for free to Kansas City MO. where you can take possession of it, either by you personally or a shipping agency to truck it wherever you are. the car needs a 500 dollar deposit within 24 hours via Paypal and must be completely paid for before it is picked up up if you choose that option. that option will take time, the car will be available after August 19th in Kansas City
I am not going to accept any form of payment other than cash or certified check. for the remainder. no paypal or personal checks for this.
Volkswagen Beetle - Classic for Sale
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:28:00 EST
Volkswagen's R lineup currently consists of the Golf R in North America, and the too-cool-for-school Scirocco R in Europe. It hasn't exactly been a secret as to which VW would next get the R treatment; the German manufacturer reportedly confirmed that a hotter Beetle would be coming to the US. That announcement, in August 2011, was followed up by a production-ready Beetle R Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:23:00 EST
After some wait, we're finally seeing spy shots of the Beetle R in Germany. The mule shown in the images here is wearing the R-Line bodykit, which adds sportier front and rear fascias, side skirts, dual exhausts and a not-so-subtle spoiler. Topped off with Volkswagen's traditional, five-spoke R wheels, we'd be just fine with the Beetle R coming to market as is.
Our spy photographer, though, seems to think that the production R will get even sportier sheetmetal, which we take to mean the more assertive look shown on the Frankfurt show car. Larger intakes on the front fascia, a bigger rear spoiler and vertical vents on the rear bumper could all be upcoming. Whether a production model will include the concept's polished wheels (R cars haven't traditionally embraced that look), vented hood and the quad-tipped exhausts remains to be seen.
This, friends, is what happens when you shoehorn 395 horsepower into a Golf. You get a three-door hatch that will happily scurry to 62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 201 mph. Oh yes, we like you, Golf R 400 Concept.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:04:00 EST
As we explained in our original post, the R 400 is the long-awaited successor to bonkers Golf creations like the GTI W12 from 2007 and, more recently, the Design Vision GTI. It's powered by the same 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder found in a number of Volkswagen (and Audi, SEAT and Skoda) products, although it's been heavily massaged to pump out 332 pound-feet of torque along side its amplified horsepower.
Naturally, it's been lowered and now rides on 19-inch wheels. Outside of those changes, though, mums the word on suspension and chassis enhancements. While this is a bummer, the striking looks of the Golf R 400 more than make up for it.
Sometimes you meet folks who, when they tell you "Hey, I have an idea," your reflex response is to stop what you're doing and tell yourself, "Get ready...." We imagine Mike Niemans is one of those folks, and the idea in question is putting a tank engine on a Type 1 Volkswagen Beetle. Not just any old tank engine - as if there were such a thing when we're talking about putting them in cars - but a 668-cubic-inch, 220-horsepower radial engine built by Continental in 1941 and procured from an M2 tank.
In the image above Nieman is using the tank clutch hub to get the motor set up, but in one of the images below you can see what really belongs back there is: a two-inch, reverse-pitch prop taken from a wind generator. He says there's enough mojo with the propeller action to get the car rolling down the runway like a jet when he gives it gas - and speaking of gas, the engine's been refitted to run on propane.
After a few safety tweaks Nieman's going to take the matte-black Beetle to Bonneville, "put the prop on, let her go and see what happens!" We can't wait to see the video of that. There are two shakedown videos below to get you ready.