614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa , Arizona
High-quality custom work, comfy upgrades, a more powerful motor, and an excellent service record make this 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle desirable far beyond its obtainable price.
The color is called Light Autumn Wood. While that might seem like a contradictory term, the way it grabs your attention absolutely makes sense. After all, it has a nice metallic shimmer like an advanced alloy, but there's also a sophisticated undertone like a craftsman piece. So it looks absolutely terrific shining over the VW's rounded curves. And that's just the beginning of the custom work. The racing-style jack bumpers, clear fender lights, and large EMPI BRM wheels give this sporty look that gets noticed. But more than just the custom work, details like the body panels, body gaskets, and clear glass tell you this is a properly presented classic.
Inside is more of a mix of classic style and modern upgrades. For example, the seats are still the high-back units that came on these later cars, but now it's finished in brown cloth for an extra degree of all-day comfort. Plus, you have full coordinating carpeting, including in the trunk. And while the steering wheel is wrapped for comfort, it still carries the classic Wolfsburg crest center cap. And beyond that is the iconic single VDO gauge panel. This one has been upgraded for modern comfort, and so you get everything from a cup holder center console to an AM/FM/CD stereo with an aux input for your iPod.
You can tell by looking at the engine bay that there was a nice investment in here, too. It's a 1776cc motor, which means you get the same robust construction that the VW flat-four is famous for but in a displacement larger than ever offered on any factory Beetle. Plus, with two Kadron dual-barrel carburetors, EMPI intakes, Gene Berg linkage, and an upgraded exhaust, this is the VW that was built to be a stout and trusty performer. Best of all, you take complete control over this air-cooled symphony with the four-speed manual transmission. As many VW fans already know, this is a Super Beetle. That means an improved steering box, bigger brakes, and an independent front suspension with sway bar. And as you look at the undercarriage photos, they reveal nice investments like newer bushings and newer performance tires.
This VW has been under the same owner's care for over a dozen years, and the sale comes with a thorough maintenance record for that period. This is the cared for classic that also is a stunner, which makes it the perfect vintage machine for an affordable price. Don't miss out, call today!