STRONG RUNNING 1835CC MOTOR, REALLY COOL CUSTOM BEETLE WITH SOME '57 TOUCHES!
This 1972 Volkswagen Beetle is a neat hybrid that combines a sleek California custom look with an assortment of upgrades to make a Bug that's a blast to drive and looks like no other. It offers high-quality workmanship all out of proportion to its price tag and definitely delivers on the fun its outrageous looks promise.
VW experts will quickly spot the fact that this isn't an ordinary 1972 Volkswagen. With the beautiful early Beetle look of a '57's oval-window neatly grafted in, the look is quite fantastic. Of course, the screaming orange paint, raked stance, and subtle body mods take it a few steps farther away from stock, but that's a big part of this Bug's appeal. Finish quality is remarkably good, particularly for an affordable Beetle, and the bright finish works rather well on the endearing rounded shape. Beetle fans will quickly spot the folding Webasto sunroof with black canvas lid, the modified engine cover designed to offer better cooling, as well as the visor over the windshield that gives it a period look. Other 1957 details remain intact, from the cool little horn grilles under the headlights to the small taillights and sculpted tail panel. And chrome bumpers really set it all off beautifully.
The first thing you'll notice inside is a set of supportive black buckets which look right at home in this Beetle, which keeps all its original flavor inside. There's a simple dashboard with a full array of auxiliary gauges neatly installed around the factory speedometer as well as a funky retro steering wheel. The center of the dash is filled with an AM/FM/CD/DVD head unit with Bluetooth and USB and a simple control panel for the balance of the car's functions, including the HVAC, which is a cool little fan down by your knees. The 4-speed manual transmission will feel familiar to anyone who has driven a Bug, although the shifter on this one seems a little tighter than most and adds to the sporty feel of the car. Nicely made door panels, billet hardware, and a fully carpeted former back seat area, which is now a massive trunk with a pair of powerful speakers in custom enclosures. The forward-mounted trunk is pretty stock, and includes a full-sized spare, just in case.
The air-cooled flat four is a bit more robust than your usual VW powerplant, and has been punched out to 1835cc and inhales through a pair of 40mm Weber carbs. Inside, there are 90.5 pistons and stainless valves and it's fed by an electric fuel pump. It's neatly painted to match the bodywork and dressed with plenty of chrome dress-up, including the louvered firewall in back. It runs superbly and moves the lightweight bodywork with genuine gusto. The lowered stance looks awesome and doesn't kill ride quality, thanks to the later chassis components, all of which are in good condition. Sway bars have been added at both ends to sharpen up the handling and this Beetle also offers front disc brakes, a worthwhile upgrade. Chrome Minilite style wheels are an awesome look and wear staggered 165/80/15 front and 225/60/15 rear blackwall radials.
Documented with a stack of receipts, this neat little Bug is a lot of fun to drive and has a custom look that will get attention all out of proportion to its sticker price. Call today!
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