Exterior Color: Red
Model: Beetle - Classic
Interior Color: Tan
Number of Cylinders: 4
Drive Type: rwd
Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States
This is a very special car that has been loved and pampered by it's owner who has had it for the past ten years. It was a pan off restoration that was done in the late 90's and then later the engine was up dated to a 1776cc for more comfortable cruising. It has been won every show it has been in! The restorations was done by a now retired restorer of Vintage VW's, his work is still considered to be of the highest quality. The interior is a Subtle Vinyl door panels with matching seat covers. The carpet is double looped carpet that matches the interior beautifully. All interior knobs and handles are high quality chrome and ivory. The rear view mirror is original and had been restored, it has that swing down mechanism that is inherent to VW's. It also has an AM Radio with original knobs and antenna. There is a temp gauge, correct turn signal and headlight switch, etc. The convertible headliner is the correct white for this period. The convertible is tan with matching boot. When the restoration was done all the heater channels were restored and it was converted to a 12 volt. All the fenders and bumpers are original and were triple chrome plated. They still look stunning! Since these pictures were taken the owner has replaced with eyelids over the lights. He since has installed European Halogen sealed beam for better lighting and LED directional and stop light function. This could easily be changed back to original. The owner also has the birth certificate from Germany. He hates to part with this beauty! it really is the best of both worlds, it has the look of the original but is updated tastefully so it is also a blast to drive. It is a really head turner out on the road! I have to say I would love to have this one for myself! Please call Tammi if you have any questions, (916) 606-5687. For more pictures please visit google tlcclassiccars Thanks for looking!
The all-new seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf hasn't even launched here in the United States, but over in Geneva, we're already getting our first glimpse at the hotter GTI hatchback. The fancy new Mk VII Golf is already off to a healthy start with positive reviews in Europe, and we have no doubt that this next GTI will work hard to regain its title as king of the hot hatches.
The big news for this generation of GTI is that for the first time ever, Volkswagen is actually offering two different power grades for the model, both relying on the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. Standard cars pack 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, but an optional performance pack ups the horsepower number to 230. Hitting 60 miles per hour takes 6.5 seconds (6.4 with the performance pack) and top speed is quoted at 153 mph (or 155 with the performance kit). Volkswagen will continue to offer the GTI with both six-speed manual and dual-clutch transmissions.
On the visual front, the sub-3,000-pound GTI adds the usual bit of hot hatch aggression over the standard Golf, and those changes carry over to the interior with a flat-bottomed wheel and, of course, plaid seats. She's certainly a looker, and while some of us do find the new Golf's design to be a bit staid and evolutionary, the enhancements for the GTI indeed tug on our enthusiast heart strings.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:01:00 EST
Judges for the World Car of the Year Award have narrowed down the finalists to just four vehicles. Out of a total of 42 entries, only the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT-86 and Volkswagen Golf remain standing. For Volkswagen, this marks the second consecutive year the company has had an entry among the finalists, and the fourth time since 2009. In order to qualify, a vehicle must be on sale on two continents during the span of time between January 1, 2013 and May 30, 2013. A panel of 66 journalists from 23 countries then vote on the finalists.
Three vehicles have made the cut for the last round of voting on the 2013 World Performance Car as well, with the Cayman/Boxster and FR-S/BRZ/GT-86 running against the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Meanwhile, the Renault Zoe, Tesla Model S and Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid are duking it out for the World Green Car Award. Finally, the World Car Design of the Year Award is up for grabs between the Aston Martin Vanquish, Jaguar F-Type, and the Mazda6. Check out the full press release below. Overall winners will be presented at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Convertibles make you do funny things. Ask someone if they'd drive a hardtop in near freezing temperatures with all the windows down and they might not even answer, thinking the question so ridiculous. Give that same person a convertible they love and you might just have to ask them to please put the top up even when snow is on the ground.
That guy has to take precautions to enjoy his proclivities, and as this new ad for the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible shows, not everyone understands. Have a watch below, and note that there's just one woman in the minute-long spot, and she's nowhere near the car. Seriously, why didn't VW run this commercial during the Super Bowl?