1968 Vw Beetle Custom on 2040-cars
Rolesville, North Carolina, United States
Exterior Color: Orange
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Beetle - Classic
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 2WD
Sub Model: Bug
This is a NICE Volkswagon Beetle. This 1968 custom Beetle was a body off restoration and every nut and bolt has been replaced. There is no part of this Bug that did not receive attention. The car was completed by the previous owner about five years ago there are around 4000 miles since the restoration. It has never been in inclement weather and has been garaged since the restoration.
The body received significant attention with a complete restoration of the Floor Pan, including having the entire underside of the pan coated with Rhino Lining. Additionally all of the fenders are also Rhino Lined to ensure they remain solid. The windows were all replaced including One piece glass door windows. The rear turn signals were shaved and billet style running boards were added. The body was topped off by hand polished Spies Hecker Volcano Orange paint.
The interior was treated to a Grant Rally steering wheel, hand sewn two-tone carpet, seats, and door panels. To eliminate one of the common complaints about bugs, the heater/defroster system was upgraded and an electric windshield washer system was added.
The engine and transaxle is a 1776 cc engine with a custom painted fan shroud and engine tin. The 1776 was upgraded with an Engle 110 camshaft, Mahle 82 mm pistons and liners, headers and a jet coated exhaust. The transmission is a high ratio Free Way Flyer.
The suspension was then addressed with front disc brakes and a 3-inch narrowed, adjustable front axle beam. The wheels are Empi custom with 145/15 in the front and 205/15 in the rear.
This Bug is being sold "as is" and is also for sale locally, so I reserve the right to terminate the eBay listing early should the Bug sell locally prior to reaching the end of the auction. Any shipping or other transportation requirements are the resposibility of the buyer. I will assist with shipping on my end.
Volkswagen Beetle - Classic for Sale
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Editors' Choice: Top Five 2013 Geneva Motor Show DebutsFri, 08 Mar 2013
We've returned from a very busy week in Switzerland, and in going back over all of our 75 stories from the Geneva Motor Show, our editors have gathered up their personal favorite debuts from the European expo.
The wonderful thing about the Geneva show is just how wide of an array of vehicles are on display - everything from funny little one-off EVs to the most exotic of supercars to, well, truly ridiculous displays of coachbuilding. And because of that, this list of our editors' favorites might not be as predictable as you think.
But we don't want to give anything away just yet. Scroll down to have a look at our team's favorites from Geneva.
Volkswagen CrossBlue previews a three-row future, diesel-hybrid power [w/video]Mon, 14 Jan 2013
Volkswagen looks to be getting ready to jump into the large three-row crossover game. The automaker has officially pulled back the curtain on the CrossBlue Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Designers and engineers penned the machine specifically for the Canadian and US markets, and with a plug-in diesel electric hybrid drivetrain, the hulking five-door, at least in concept form, should offer substantially better efficiency than anything else on the market. The drivetrain pairs a 2.0-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine with two electric motors for a combined output of 305 horsepower and a ludicrous 516 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch gearbox handles shifting detail, while one electric motor spins the front wheels. The second motor spins the back axle independently, make the CrossBlue a through-the-road hybrid.
As a result, the crossover can pop to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. Perhaps more impressively, the CrossBlue can whir around on all-electric propulsion for up to 14 miles at up to 75 mph. Once the diesel four kicks in, the drivetrain can yield up to 39 mpg, though Volkswagen says the hardware can hit 89 MPGe on a full charge thanks to a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Check out the full press release below for more information.
VW to relax ambitious US sales targets?Fri, 16 May 2014
The Volkswagen brand sold 407,704 cars last year, a 6.95-percent decline compared to 2012, and it's down a further 8.36 percent through the end of April 2014 compared to this time last year. In order to to put the sales football between its Strategy 2018 goal posts, the brand would need to add 100,000 more sales every year to achieve the lofty 800,000-unit target. Coming to grips with how unreasonable that is, VW US CEO Michael Horn has said, "For now, we have to have realistic targets."
The reasons for the brand's slow-down are imprecise, but lots of folks are throwing lots of reasons around. Last November, VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech told Bloomberg, "We understand Europe, we understand China and we understand Brazil, [but] we only understand the US to a certain degree so far." Analysts say the brand hasn't had midsize and compact SUV offerings, especially an overdue retail version of the CrossBlue, and the ones it does have are priced too high for their segments. It "didn't introduce enough new engines, or alternative technologies or model variants" for the Passat and Jetta. It devoted so many resources to China that the US market suffered. It was being outspent two-to-one on advertising by competitors. Its J.D. Power dependability ratings aren't high enough to overcome its past. It "has never really taken the US customer seriously." And so on.
There's still no official admission of defeat concerning the target, but reading between the lines there are some VW execs that appear to accept it won't happen short of some deus ex machina. Still,
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