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.
Turns out, in case you didn't know, the rich are just like regular people. They too are concerned about the environment, even when tooling around town in their super-luxurious Bentleys. So the automaker is weighing the idea of offering a diesel engine in its SUV offering, which could help satisfy customers' demands for more fuel-efficient engines.
Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Schreiber told Autoblog in a roundtable interview at the Geneva Auto Show that the automaker is researching whether or not a diesel engine makes sense for the brand. Bentley, owned by the Volkswagen Group, could in theory use a diesel engine from anywhere in the Volkswagen Group family. We at Autoblog have hopes they'll revive the V10 TDI used in the VW Touareg until 2010, but ever-stricter emissions laws would likely make that problematic.
But rich people aren't so much like us that they'll be worried about petty things like pricing. Schreiber admitted the diesel engine could be a $15,000 option, which he said customers would probably find "acceptable." Given that the cheapest Bentley today starts at $177,000, typical customers probably won't be diddling around worrying about an extra 15 grand.
Three weeks ago an analyst increased projections for European car sales this year, expecting them to climb three percent compared to last year instead of 2.7 percent. That number is a postive sign after years of hard times but it turns out February was especially good, overall European sales climbing eight percent on a wave of southern European recovery and discounts - and this comes after five months of gains including January's 7.2-percent jump over the year before.
The only country of Europe's five largest markets to post a decline was France, just as it did in January, Germany, the UK and Italy posting solid double-digit numbers, Spain rocking the charts with an 18-percent increase because of a government program to encourage trade-ins.
The only brand to miss the wave was Volkswagen, dropping 0.8 percent as it watched the double-digit growth at sister brands Audi, Seat and Skoda lift the Volkswagen Group sales up by seven-percent. Peugeot overcame flat sales at Citroën to improve the group by 3.5 percent, BMW and the Mercedes-Benz/Smart combo rose by four percent, the Fiat group jumped 5.8 percent, Ford was up 11 percent, the Renault Group 11.5 percent, General Motors 12 percent and the Toyota clan by 14 percent.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual list of Top Safety Picks, an award that highlights automobiles it says offer "superior crash protection." A new and still more significant award, the Top Safety Pick+ honor, is given to those vehicles that earn good ratings for occupant protection in four out of five areas of measure. And while some 117 vehicles were given the TSP seal of approval for 2013, just 13 passed muster for TSP+.
To be fair, IIHS only evaluated 29 vehicles with its new testing procedures for TSP+ (we'd expect that the number of qualified cars will rise substantially for 2014). Luxury and Near Luxury midsize cars were the first groups evaluated, followed by midsizers in the Moderately Priced Cars category - unsurprisingly, it's only midsize cars that you'll find among the class this year.
Only two luxury sedans made the list of 13 for 2013: the Acura TL and Volvo S60. The other 11 cars on the list included entries from domestic, Japanese and German car makers: Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord (sedan and coupe), Kia Optima (but not its close kin, the Hyundai Sonata, strangely), Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy and Outback, Suzuki Kizashi and the Volkswagen Passat all made the grade.