Volkswagen Super Beetle 1973 All Original 59,000 Miles Daily Driver!! on 2040-cars
Low Moor, Virginia, United States
For your consideration an all ORIGINAL 1973 VW Super Beetle. Everything works on this Bug and it has been an excellent daily driver, winter and summer. It is registered and inspected. This Super would make a very good candidate for restoration. It has some areas of rust through as detailed in the accompaning pictures. It was purchased with the intent on doing a "body off" restoration but it's still being driven and other vehicles have become priority. The interior is in great shape, the headliner is intact, the dash is still in it's original condition, steering wheel is without cracks. Window scrapers are still intact and original along with the door seal rubber and window rubber. It has only 58,000 miles approaching 59,000 soon as I drive it year round as a daily driver out of town and around town shop car. It is capable of keeping with the traffic at interstate speeds of 70 mph plus with no shimmy or drifting as is common with most Supers this age. The heater works very well, extremely warm for the winter commutes. The engine is all original, never overhauled. Oil is changed on a regular basis, along with a major tune-up consisting of a valve adjustment/plugs and points dwell set. Compression from last check was 125 all cylinders and it is driven on 93 octane fuel. It sports the original paint which is faded. Mechanically the car is very sound and solid but the rust would have to be addressed to restore it to spec. It has new tires with approx. 10,000 miles of road wear. Brakes and e-brake are all in good working order. You wouldn't have any problems driving this bug home if you wanted, so bid with confidence, no Reserve .......... Must sell ........thanks for looking ..................kj
Volkswagen Beetle - Classic for Sale
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:46:00 EST
The redesigned Volkswagen Passat has been a decent seller since its debut in 2011, but sales have apparently dropped off enough that the automaker is trimming some of the employees from its Chattanooga, TN assembly plant. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen will be cutting shifts and laying off 500 contracted workers in response to slowing sales.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:15:00 EST
Currently, the plant has three teams running 10-hour shifts Monday through Saturday, but starting May 13, this will be reduced down to two teams running 10-hour shifts Monday through Thursday. This will be done to reduce dealer inventory (the article says that VW dealers, on average, have a 97-day supply of Passats) and production capacity (currently running at an annual pace of 170,000 units, which is more than the 150,000 annual units the plant was planned to produce).
This, of course, isn't saying that the Passat has been a failure since VW added 200 full-time employees to the plant in February 2012 to keep up with increased demand. The AN article says that automakers frequently overstaff plants during the launch of a new product - or in this case, a new product and a new plant - but eventually reduce the workers as things run smoother and more efficiently.
Michael Andretti and Volkswagen have both been involved in Global Rallycross for a couple of years, but not together. Andretti Motorsports Marketing organized the final round of the 2012 GRC series in Las Vegas, and there were rumors then that Andretti was going to get in. Around the same time there were news reports that Volkswagen was preparing a 600-hp Polo Mk5 to race in the SuperCar class; the photo above is racer Anton Marklund in his privateer Marklund Motorsports Polo at the 2013 X-Games round in Los Angeles.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:31:00 EST
Now it's official: Andretti Autosport will campaign the 2014 GRC season with VWs. That's all that's been said for now, Andretti being busy at the moment launching four entries for IndyCar, two for Indy Lights and two for Pro Mazda. We have a feeling we'll be seeing the MkVII Golf involved, but the cars and the driver lineup will be presented at the Chicago Auto Show on February 6.
Investors have canvassed courts in Europe and the US to repeatedly sue Porsche over its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008 (see here, and here and here), and they have repeatedly failed to win any cases. You can add another big loss to the tally, with Bloomberg reporting that the Stuttgart Regional Court has dismissed a 1.4-billion euro ($1.95B US) lawsuit, the decision explained by the court's assertion that the investors would have lost on their short bets even if Porsche hadn't misled them.
Examining the hedge funds' motives for stock purchases and the bets that VW share prices would fall, judge Carola Wittig said that the funds didn't base their decisions on the key bits of "misinformation," and instead were participating simply in "highly speculative and naked short selling," only to get caught out.
With other cases still pending, the continued streak of victories bodes well for Porsche's courtroom fortunes, since judges will expect new information to consider overturning precedent. If there is any new info, it could come from the potential criminal cases still outstanding against former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Härter, who were both indicted on charges of market manipulation.