For Sale By:Private Seller
Drive Type: STANDARD
Model: Beetle - Classic
Trim: SUPER BEETLE
Tulsa, OK, United States
VERY NICE'73 SUPERBEETLE. UNBELIEVABLE NEW PAINT IN ORIGINAL MARS RED. RECENT ENGINE OVERHAUL. EVERYTHING WORKS. RUNS, SHIFTS, DRIVES EXCELLENT. JUST NEEDS SOME INTERIOR WORK SUCH AS NEW FOAM IN FRONT SEATS, DASH (LOOKS OK WITH DASH COVER BUT WOULD BE BETTER WITH NEW DASH) MATTING BELOW INSIDE OF REAR WINDOW NEEDS TO BE RE-ATTACHED. DRIVER SEAT ROCKS A BIT IF YOU PUSH IT SIDE TO SIDE, FRONT PASSENGER SEAT CAME OFF THE TRACK WHEN I PUSHED IT FORWARD TO TRY TO CLEAN THE BACK SEAT, I'LL TRY TO PUT IT BACK, STEERING WHEEL NOT PERFECT, I DID NOT LIKE THE CARPET THE PREVIOUS OWNER INSTALLED BECAUSE IT GOT IN THE WAY OF THE PEDALS SO I HAD THE PAINTER JUST PAINT THE INSIDE OF THE FIREWALL WITH THE REST OF THE CAR AND I ADDED SOME WOVEN MATS. I THINK IT LOOKS COOL BUT YOU MAY NOT. REAR SEAT WON'T FOLD DOWN BECAUSE THE LAST OWNER PUT TOO MUCH FOAM, FOUR INCH SPACE ABOVE DRIVER WHERE HEADLINER IS COMING OUT A BIT. ORIGINAL SAPPHIRE RADIO WORKS WELL, CLOCK WORKS BUT IS SLOW, ALL LIGHTS WORK, NEW SHOCKS AND STRUTS, EXCELLENT BRAKES...BASICLY A STUNNING SUPERBEETLE THAT NEEDS SOME ATTENTION TO DETAIL ON THE INTERIOR BUT RUNS, DRIVES, AND LOOKS AWESOME. I PAID A LOCAL "EXPERT" A TON OF MONEY TO GET IT PERFECT, AND GOT SHAFTED AND THE WORK DID NOT GET DONE. STILL THE BEST SUPER BEETLE I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. I WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS AS BEST AS I CAN. THANKS FOR LOOKING.
We've received multiple reports that Volkswagen will be bringing a diesel-electric concept to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, set to take place later this month. The car, called the Twin-Up!, is based on the Up! city car, with some sources claiming this is a thinly veiled concept that will eventually enter production.
According to Automotive News Europe, the Twin-Up! will reportedly return 214 miles per gallon on the US cycle by combining an 800-cc, two-cylinder diesel and an electric motor. It will also boast plug-in capabilities, and will be able to cover 30 miles on electric power alone.
Autocar has a more complete picture of the Twin-Up!'s powertrain, though, claiming it's a modified version of the hybrid system found in the Volkswagen XL1. The Twin-Up! will get a more potent, 47-horsepower electric motor to the XL1's 27-hp unit, but will retain that car's 47-hp turbodiesel. The battery pack will also grow, from 5.5 kilowatt hours to 8.6 kWh. Both of these increases are necessary due to the increased weight of the Twin-Up! - it's some 900 pounds heavier than an XL1.
Volkswagen has chosen to really expand its performance-tuned portfolio at this year's Chicago Auto Show, bringing along a couple of new Beetles destined for model year 2014, as well as a pair of freshened GTI packages that you'll be able to buy almost right away.
The first, and splashiest of the Chicago goodies on the VW stand has got to be the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR. Don't lose your temper, Acura Integra geeks; in this case, GSR stands for "Gelb Schwarzer Renner" or "Yellow Black Racer," and harkens back to a sport-tuned classic Beetle from the 1970s. For the 2014 iteration, the GSR gets a 210-horsepower version of VW's 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. That engine is enough to push the Beetle to 60 miles per hour in 6.6 seconds, and up to a top speed of 130 mph.
Of course, you'll have long-since noticed the shockingly yellow-and-black livery before you stumble across the Turbo badge on the rear deck. The GSR gets 19-inch alloy wheels, 235-section tires and a tea-tray rear spoiler, but it's the paint and graphics package that will decide if this is your (lemony) cup of tea. Things don't get any subtler inside the car, either, as VW has carried the colorway through to the interior, as well. Only 3,500 Beetle GSRs will be produced, with just more than half of those going to the US - call your dealer today, Wiz Khalifa.
You may remember the name Franz-Josef Paefgen. Until recently, the German engineer and executive was head of both Bentley and Bugatti. Before that he was chief executive of Audi, after working for several years at Ford. He technically "retired" earlier this year, but like the cars he helped create, an executive like Paefgen could never really retire. So it should come as little surprise that the Volkswagen Group has named Dr. Paefgen head of its Classic program.
In his new capacity, Paefgen will oversee the historic automobile activities of the entire VW Group, including those of Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Audi, Lamborghini, and of course Bentley and Bugatti. It strikes us as a suitable semi-retirement for the man responsible in no small part for the Bugatti Veyron and Bentley Mulsanne, to name just two, and who was decorated in 2006 by the ACO as the "Spirit of Le Mans" for his contribution to endurance racing. Read the official announcement after the break.