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1521-DFW (R)

1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle


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1521-DFW (R)
Engine Size
1641 CC 4 Cylinder
4 Speed Manual
30,012 (Unknown)
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It sure looks like the days of inexpensive Beetles are drawing to a close, which is probably a good thing. This showroom-fresh 1973 VW Super Beetle is still an excellent, economical way to join the hobby, but the way the market is moving, it just might be a smart investment, too. You should buy a good one while they're still affordable!

Is there anything about the VW Beetle that hasn't already been said? There's more than one reason why they have endured for decades as the world's most popular car, and this one makes it easy to understand why they've recently started taking off as legitimate collectables. The cheeky good looks impressive build quality all work together to make one fun little hobby car, especially when they wear bright colors that only the Beetles seem to be able to pull off. This Beetle has a fresh restoration with less than 200 miles on it, and you'd be hard-pressed to find one that's closer to factory-new than this. The fact that it has spent most of that life in a warm climate has certainly helped keep it looking good, and with more than $25,000 in receipts, the restoration was comprehensive. The paint is beautifully done, probably nicer than new, with a deep gloss, smooth bodywork, and nice panel gaps, which are a VW hallmark. Everything lines up neatly and the doors open and close with a precision that belies the car's affordable price tag. The Super Beetle offered a curved windshield, larger indicator lights, and subtly reshaped body panels, along with the big chrome bumpers, all of which remain in excellent condition. Like I said, if you want one that's like new, this is an excellent choice.

The black interior is an excellent contrast to the bright red bodywork, and it's hard to deny that the combination doesn't look great. The Super Beetle was upgraded inside, as well, including a more stylish instrument panel, although it still embraced the single gauge motif. The hardware has a no-nonsense vibe and everything looks basic but feels expensive, typical of German cars of the period where the quality was tangible in everything you touched. The upholstery, carpets, and door panels are all in excellent condition with zero wear with so few miles on the restoration, and it's faithful to the way it came originally, including radio delete. The front trunk area is tidy and clean, and there's enough room for a few overnight bags, just in case you'd like to have an adventure in your new Beetle.

The familiar air-cooled flat four engine is a big part of the Beetle's appeal, with its bulletproof reliability and familiar whistling exhaust note. During the restoration, this one was punched out to 1641 cc thanks to a set of larger cylinder jugs, but otherwise it's built to stock specs. It's beautifully detailed with a chrome air cleaner and correct details like the carburetor, oversized generator, and Bosch distributor cap. It starts easily with that distinctive VW starter chatter, idles nicely, and delivers plenty of performance for around-town errands. Stir the 4-speed manual properly and it's even entertaining to drive, thanks to a stable suspension and decent brakes. It was built to be enjoyed, with all the suspension components being powdercoated for durability and the floor pans were sandblasted bare and finished with spray-on bedliner material. Just look at the photos! Original steel wheels are nicely restored and offer a factory-correct look wrapped in skinny 160/80/15 Nexen radials.

You'll probably find that everyone is your friend when you drive a Beetle, and they simply don't come much nicer than this. Call today!

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