NICE BUG CONVERTIBLE, RUNS EXCELLENT, VERY DEPENDABLE, GREAT COLOR COMBO!
With a bright and attractive color combination like this, it's easy to fall in love with the VW Beetle all over again. This 1971 Volkswagen Beetle convertible is in exactly the right condition to enjoy, fully sorted but seasoned enough that you can just jump in and go whenever the urge grabs you.
In addition to the Beetle's already sunny disposition, the flashy red finish adds a bright attitude that makes you want to jump in and find a beach. The color was one of the more popular choices on the VW charts in 1971, so it looks right and if you're going to enjoy a vintage Bug, why not make it an eye-catcher? The other classic VW details are completely intact, however, including the chrome bumpers (which appear to be original), running boards, and interesting marker lights built into the front bumper, a feature we haven't seen before. This one also carries the desirable small taillights, fender marker lights, and a pair of side mirrors that make it easy to maneuver in today's traffic.
Speaking of inside, it's been upgraded with a set of later bucket seats that give it an upscale feel that completely disguises the VW's utilitarian origins (especially since that by 1971, the VW Beetle convertible was no longer a bargain-priced beater). Matching black two-tone door panels offer a clever map pocket and a retro-looking pull handle that should look and feel familiar to anyone who has driven a Bug before. The original wheel is nice and big for the non-assisted steering, framing the single large round speedometer that also houses the fuel gauge. The entertainment system consists of a slightly newer AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit and a set of speakers in the custom kick panels. There's a very nice black vinyl convertible top and the forward trunk is upholstered in black carpets and includes a spare tire underneath.
Power comes from the typical VW flat four, whose characteristic sound has been a part of the automotive landscape for more than three-quarters of a century. The engine bay is quite tidy with none of the usual aftermarket hop-up parts, just careful maintenance of a very clean southern VW. All the heater and ventilation ducts are in place, which is critical not only to passenger comfort but to keeping the air-cooled motor nice and healthy, and even the original air cleaner lives up top. The original floor pan is solid and this Bug is quite nicely preserved. A 4-speed manual transmission is, of course, the transmission of choice, and it wears a set of very handsome white Minilite-style wheels with properly sized blackwall radials.
A clean, great-driving VW Beetle convertible in great colors that's sure to attract a lot of attention. What could be better next summer? Call now!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
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