$150.98 Per Month
COLLECTOR-OWNED BEETLE, NICE RESTO, 1600CC FLAT FOUR, 4-SPEED, RUNS/DRIVES GREAT
For millions of people, the Volkswagen Beetle was their first automobile. Today, the Beetle is an equally great starter hobby car, with examples like this 1969 model still available for a very affordable price. It gives you a great old car feel, unparalleled parts and knowledge support, and an undeniable appeal that puts a smile on everyone's face.
Simple is good when you're a Beetle fan, and while this lovely Bug shows just the right amount of patina, it also carries a highly unusual color combination that's actually quite striking. Well, dark blue isn't all that unusual, but the black and gray interior looks fantastic, making this one of the more sophisticated VWs we've featured. But before we go there, let's take a closer look at the bodywork, which remains excellent even though it was repainted some years ago. Fit and finish on the lowly Beetle were actually very good, and while rumors of them floating because they sealed up so well were probably slightly exaggerated, there's no denying that this one fits together very well. The early Beetle styling cues such as the small taillights, chrome-rimmed headlights, and simple chrome bumpers are all present and accounted for, and still in great shape save for some light pitting on the turn signal housings. If you like the traditional Beetle look, you're going to love this car.
As I mentioned, the interior makes this Bug something special, with gray in place of the usual black, along with a set of upgraded bucket seats. Nicely refinished several years ago, it shows very little wear, because, well, the materials used in Beetles wear like iron. The vinyl seats are supportive enough for an all-day drive, and matching door panels were installed at the same time so they still look great. Instrumentation is simple, with a round speedometer with an integral gas gauge tucked above the odometer. Simple black carpets make it feel plush, and you'll note that there's an AM/FM/CD stereo in the dash, a nice upgrade over the original AM unit. The trunk area is also nicely finished with more black carpet and a color-matched spare assembly. If you're looking for a clean Bug, this is it.
Mechanically, the Bug is familiar to anyone who has even a passing interest in cars. The air-cooled 1600 cc flat-four starts with the characteristic exhaust note, and under the deck lid shows a lot of originality and recent maintenance. All the heating tubes are in place, which you don't often find on older Beetles, and it looks quite authentic. Beetles are famous for their bulletproof reliability, and this one is no exception, as it starts every time and drives extremely well, with plenty of torque and unparalleled reliability. Performance is energetic, especially with the 4-speed manual transmission, and that's the whole point of an old car: to be transported to a different era. This one offers a solid floor pan and all the original suspension and brake components have been serviced properly over the years. Two-tone steel wheels with bright hubcaps carry bright whitewall radials with a lot of life left in them.
A very clean early Beetle with no issues and a great color combination. Get into the hobby today without a big investment. Call now!
AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Vinyl Interior, Seatbelts
- Engine Size
- 1600 CC
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Dark Blue
- Body Style
- 57,398 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months