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1970 California Bug, 2 Owner, 66,000 Original Miles, Near Mint, Needs Nothing. on 2040-cars

Year:1970 Mileage:66700

Seabrook, New Hampshire, United States

Seabrook, New Hampshire, United States


Hi,  this great bug came from a 93 yr old man in Carmel California back in 2010. He was obsessive about taking it to the same guy  for upkeep and service for over 40 years. He garaged it for all that time. It's mechanically about a 9 out of 10. It's cosmetically on the outside about an 8 conservatively and all original . There is no other rust/rot on this car anywhere other than the spot on the engine lid shown in pic, this car is SOLID !! The inside is about a 9 and is about 90 % original? The two front seats have some tears on them so I just ordered nice quality ,factory style covers from TMI Interiors, They will go with the car. I will put them on before the car goes if I have them by then. The back seats are like new and all original. It has a super Statomat radio and a Bambus German parcel shelf.. The heat works excellent in this car.  The rear engine Lid at the bottom has  some rust spots from the lid drain being clogged. Other than that , there are only a few other minor blemishes in the cars finish. The car looks amazing, you would have to be looking for the imperfections . This car has only been driven roughly 3000 miles since being transported here to new England 4 years ago. Very limited use.  This is not a Mint  show car , but visually is a very nice looking original car That is a super tight driver. The underneath is perfect.  Car drives like it has 66k on it. All service records complete back to the mid 80s and I have the original Blue plates from Cali. Compression is 125 in all 4 cylinders .  It's a 1500 engine with 24,000 well serviced miles .The motor was replaced 24k miles ago when the car had 40k. It was a GEX Rebuilt motor,  I have receipts detailing this. This car doesn't need a thing ! It is ready to be driven & enjoyed now.. I live a few miles off I95 near the MA/NH Line. You are more than welcome to come view the car anytime. Just drop an email. Also , very easy for a transporter to pick up the car. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding !!! THIS IS A NO- RESERVE AUCTION. SO, BID TO WIN ! THE CAR IS ALSO FOR SALE LOCALLY AND I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION EARLY IF THE CAR SELLS BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS......WITH BUY IT NOW , I WILL HAVE IT DELIVERED FOR FREE UP TO 200 MILES..

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VW going turbo-only in 3 to 4 years

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EST

This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken the industry by storm. When it dropped its direct-injection, 2.0-liter turbo in the 2005 GTI it demonstrated that strapping an iron long to an engine can enhance the powertrain as a whole. VW made fuel economy gains, while also giving a linear, non-laggy turbo experience that it has replicated, model-after-model, to this day.
Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
Really, it's hard to get teary-eyed about either of these engines going away. VW has access to smaller powerplants that could easily match the performance of the 2.5 five-cylinder and the 3.6 V6, while gobbling up less fuel and providing a better driving experience. What we are sad about is that a similar statement about the extinction of NA engines came from the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, Joe Bakaj. We'd certainly get teary-eyed over a world without Ford's excellent 5.0-liter V8.

Volkswagen lays off 500 Chattanooga workers

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:46:00 EST

The redesigned Volkswagen Passat has been a decent seller since its debut in 2011, but sales have apparently dropped off enough that the automaker is trimming some of the employees from its Chattanooga, TN assembly plant. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen will be cutting shifts and laying off 500 contracted workers in response to slowing sales.
Currently, the plant has three teams running 10-hour shifts Monday through Saturday, but starting May 13, this will be reduced down to two teams running 10-hour shifts Monday through Thursday. This will be done to reduce dealer inventory (the article says that VW dealers, on average, have a 97-day supply of Passats) and production capacity (currently running at an annual pace of 170,000 units, which is more than the 150,000 annual units the plant was planned to produce).
This, of course, isn't saying that the Passat has been a failure since VW added 200 full-time employees to the plant in February 2012 to keep up with increased demand. The AN article says that automakers frequently overstaff plants during the launch of a new product - or in this case, a new product and a new plant - but eventually reduce the workers as things run smoother and more efficiently.

VW confirms development of 10-speed dual clutch, 134-hp/liter diesel

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:43:00 EST

Each year, the Vienna International Motor Symposium showcases some of the up-and-coming technologies automakers are engineering for the use in passenger cars, and Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn revealed some big developments VW is working on for its future products. Winterkorn discussed a multi-faceted approach that VW is looking to reduce its fleet fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
Some of the bigger news he discussed included a "high-performance" diesel engine that will produce 134 horsepower per liter and a 10-speed DSG automatic transmission. While no specific applications were mentioned, we can only hope this is for the Audi R4 we keep hearing about.
Another topic he touched on that caused us to perk up our ears was had to do with VW's plug-in hybrid technology. While we know the PHEV versions of the Audi A3 and Porsche Panamera are on the way, Winterkorn also said that these two models will be followed up by Golf, Passat, Audi A6 and Porsche Cayenne plug-in models. Scroll down for a press release highlighting the automaker's future fuel-saving initiatives.