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1964 California Blue Baja Bug 1914 Engine Dual Carb- Best Beach Car Around. on 2040-cars

Year:1964 Mileage:12500 Color: Blue and Orange /
 Blue and Orange

Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, United States

Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, United States
Vehicle Title:Clear
For Sale By:Private Seller
Year: 1964
Exterior Color: Blue and Orange
Make: Volkswagen
Interior Color: Blue and Orange
Model: Beetle - Classic
Number of Cylinders: four
Trim: sedan
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4speed rwd
Mileage: 12,500
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.

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Auto execs surveyed say VW, BMW most likely to grow

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:30:00 EST

A new survey of top global automotive executives indicates both Volkswagen and BMW are the most likely to grow their market share over the next five years.
Tax advisory firm KPMG LLP has released its 14th annual Global Automotive Executive Survey, which includes responses from over 200 executives. A total of 81 percent of respondents said they expect to see Volkswagen make gains, compared to 70 percent last year. BMW, meanwhile, saw 70 percent of those surveyed say they believe the company will increase its market share. That's a jump of 7 percentage points over last year. This is the first time in the history of the survey that BMW has claimed the second-place spot.
Meanwhile, Hyundai has seen its perceived market share potential slacken for the third year in a row. Around 61 percent of those surveyed predicted gains for Hyundai, down from 63 in 2012. Toyota also has a surprising year, but for just the opposite reason. While the manufacturer had slipped in ranking since 2011, it enjoyed the largest increase of any company in the 2013 survey, jumping to 68 percent from 44 percent last year.

Porsche 911 with VW turbodiesel prepares for LeMons assault

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:03:00 EST

LeMons racing is a wonderful example that setting limits can actually breed creativity. The series mandates that all entries must cost $500, not counting safety equipment, and that cap forces teams to be ingenious in how they build a racecar. Take for example this diesel-powered Porsche 911, which its creators have dubbed Ferkel the Nein-11, that will be racing in the Sears Pointless race this weekend in Sonoma, California.
This Frankenstein combines a 911 chassis that was originally bought just for its European powertrain and a Volkswagen TDI diesel engine mounted in the rear. After deciding the shell could still be of some use, the team decided to go racing. "We began brainstorming what replacement drivetrain to use for maximum offense and there was really only one answer: a diesel," said Philipp von Weitershausen, one of the team captains, to Jalopnik. They bought a 1998 Jetta TDI on the cheap and started figuring out a way to hack the engine into the bay. To pay respect to the donor, the VW's trunk was highly modified (and drilled) and grafted onto the back of Ferkel.
This team isn't a newcomer to LeMons. Its last car was a classic VW Beetle with a Subaru engine and dual controls, named Ferdinand the Bug, which could be driven from the left or right side. It's quite a sight.

Anti-union group files lawsuit against VW and UAW

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:47:00 EST

The fight for unionization at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN, factory isn't letting up. Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board decided to allow anti-United Auto Workers employees at the plant the right to defend voting down the measure. Now, a group called the National Right to Work Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of five workers against VW and the UAW for allegedly working together to organize.
The group says in a release that it wants "to block further collusion between the company and the United Auto Workers." It alleges that VW forced workers to attend "mandatory pro-union meetings" and prevented managers from opposing. In a rebuttal on its website, the UAW called the claims "baseless" and said its actions were entirely legal.
One possible problem faces the carmaker in regards to the lawsuit. According to the Detroit Free Press, a recent US Court of Appeals ruling found that neutrality agreements like the one the business had with the UAW could be illegal if the company provided "things of value" to the union. The newspaper also claims that VW held a mandatory employee meeting concerning the election, but workers were free to leave during the UAW's presentation.