Drive Type: rear wheel drive
Model: Beetle - Classic
Trim: 2 door coupe
Low Moor, Virginia, United States
For your consideration 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Sports Bug made for one year only. This is a complete original condition restorable Sports Bug in very good condition. It comes complete with orginal German parts ie, fenders, bumpers, and original VW Recaro seats. The body is very straight with no major rust issues in the areas of the floor pans/heater channels. It does have some small rust areas at the lower rear quarter panels that is an easy fix, (see pics) The front end is very tight and it tracks straight with no shimmy or front-end play. It comes with all original fenders, (German) with the exception of one front fender, it is a heavy gauge German fender but from a late model standard Super. It will also need a front windshield all other glass is in good condition. Interior has been stripped, and the Recaro seat will need re-upholstered. This was a very low mileage car when last driven and will make a very nice restoration. It comes without an engine but a complete rebuilt 1600 dual port, (less than 3,000 miles) can be installed for an additional cost of $1000.00 over the cost of the end of auction sale price of the vehicle. Transaxle is in very good condition and shifts in all 4 gears with reverse. The vehicle will have to be towed or trailered. A deposit of $200.00 is required 24 hours after auction ends. Vehicle has a clear title. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time for interest outside of ebay. Email with any questions ................. thanks ..................kj
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.
Episode #366 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Jeff Ross and George Kennedy of Boldride.com talk about the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, Volkswagen's US market woes, and the drama at the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!
Autoblog Podcast #366:
If you thought the Volkswagen Group was about to wind down the endless stream of concept cars based on the new Up! city car, think again. Because not only is the Volkswagen brand itself keeping the train a-moving, so are its sister brands.
Skoda has its own version of the Up called the Citigo. But what racing fans know the Czech subsidiary for best is its rally program that has become a dominant force in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge and the basis for VW's own foray into the World Rally Championship. Now Skoda is bringing the two together with an exciting concept car previewed by the rendering above and confirmed in the press release below.
Following in the footsteps of the tantalizing Fabia roadster unveiled last year, the Citigo Rally concept is to be the centerpiece of the Skoda display at the Volkswagen Group's annual hot-hatch gathering at Lake Wörthersee in Austria. Details are scarce, but the show car will feature rally-inspired bodywork complete with 18-inch white alloys packed into aggressively flared wheel arches, a substantial rear wing and vents aplenty.