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!
A Brazilian politician tried to save it, unsuccessfully, so the final Last Edition Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi was produced on December 20, 2013 and now resides in a vintage museum at Volkswagen's Commercial Vehicles HQ in Hanover, Germany.
The Volkswagen Microbus was built for 56 years, starting in September 1957. Brazil was the last country still assembling it, but new safety regulations in the country requiring airbags and ABS on all cars spelled the end. When that politician introduced a bill that would pardon only the 'Bus from a death sentence, it couldn't garner the required number of votes for passage. The South American country takes the Kombi production title, though, with 1.5 million of the 3.5 million total made in the home of Copacabana beach and the girl from Ipanema.
The VW Bus is dead. Now perhaps we can turn our attentions to the still-not-totally-settled matter of the Bulli...
Reports in October 2012 claimed Volkswagen had begun investigating the creation of its own budget brand. This came after having failed to purchase Malaysian car company Proton or produce a meaningful partnership with Suzuki, and after watching Renault-Nissan make piles of euro on Dacia and plot the return of Datsun.
For VW, more important than the question of what to call it was how to build it profitably and in a way that didn't damage the VW brand. According to a report in Autocar, a satisfactory answer still hasn't been found. The hurdle is how to hit "'necessary' quality and safety levels" at the price points needed to make the venture worthwhile. At the time of the 2012 report, German outlet Der Spiegel said VW was trying to get prices down to 6,000 to 8,000 euro ($7,784 to $10,379 US), about two thousand to four thousand euro under the price of the VW Up and in line with the cost of a 6,790-euro Dacia Sandero in Germany.
In March 2013, VW announced, "We want to bring a true budget car to the market in China in the foreseeable future," the most concrete move in that direction after years of planning to make a decision. Working with local Chinese maker FAW, it was predicted that the vehicle in question would appear around 2016, but as of November last year a final vote on it needed to wait until this year because "We are still working on the cost side" and profit possibilities for a car that "has to be durable, it has to be precise, it has to be safe."
Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible. According to Reuters, the recall affects a further 126,000 vehicles in Canada and about 581,090 in China, including related market-specific models like the Sagitar.
The problem can occur if the affected models have a collision to the rear or the side-rear of the vehicle. It's then possible for the trailing arms on the torsion-beam rear suspension to be damaged. If the harm isn't noticed, then the part could fracture while driving. Obviously, a broken rear suspension is going to have an adverse effect on handling.
To fix things, VW dealers will inspect the trailing arms on the models, and they will all receive a sheetmetal part that will make a distinctive sound if broken in the future. If already damaged, the entire torsion beam will be replaced. Obviously, this work will be done at no charge to owners.