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This 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle was acquired by the seller as a running project in 2014 and was refurbished and modified over the next five years. I got T-boned in that car, an old guy jumped out of a parking lot right into me, not all that fast really. It should not come as a surprise that the Toyota Corolla ranked ahead of the VW in this comparison. 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle Pictures: See 140 pics for 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle. How about enough to melt a plastic bong that was placed in front of the duct behind the drivers seat in about an hour during a road trip. This example of a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle has been restored to like new condition and is presented in Arctic Blue with a factory ragtop sunroof. The Bug was a ideal entry point for a 1st time driver, who didn’t have a clue as to its many shortcomings. I recently saw a Bentley here in LA with that look. But even with the U.S.-spec drum brakes, it turned in the second-best 70-0 panic stop, at 200 feet–one benefit of having a rear-engine (not to mention the unparalleled traction). As per C/D: “the transients are very quick and the tail wags like a loaded station wagon, but the Beetle no longer feels like it will roll over and play dead if you corner a bit too hard…”. It's got a 1600 Dual-Port engine with 4-Speed transmission. They actually did nothing well except “cute”. They’d known for years, even decades, that eventually they’d have to replace the Beetle. Summary: Never Again.. Faults: I bought this car with the idea that it would be a reliable and economical winter car. $26.39. Bug/Super Beetle Super Beetle Convertible 1971-72 Door Panels Door Panels Full Set Front Only Rear Door Panels Door Accessories SOCAL. I got about 22 MPG, probably because I treated the accelerator as an “off/on” switch until reaching cruising speed. There were new flow-through vent ports and chrome trim behind the side windows, and an updated front-lid shape. I’ve never held anything against the Super Beetle and in the event that it becomes difficult to find a “regular” Beetle, I’ll take one of those pregnant Beetles. The original Beetle certainly lived up to its cheap, simple calling with a whopping 25 bhp and a top speed of 62 mph, but perhaps, those were blindingly fast numbers in the 1930s. Sweet! (the ‘S’ again denoting 1600cc and disc brake. Make Volkswagen. I could dig them up myself, but you might get more page hits from having the full set of links here and on the others. Research 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Super 2 Door Sedan prices, used values & Beetle Super 2 Door Sedan pricing, specs and more! And even though they might not have had the Beetle’s bank-vault construction, their quality was good, and still rising. But I guess trying to squeeze ever more power out of the air cooled boxer had to hit the red zone of the trade-off-meter at some point. I seem to remember seeing many of these in driveways with the engine on the ground getting heads rebuilt. By 1970 or so, the Beetle was in terminal decline in both Europe and the U.S. And despite endless home-brew and Porsche-designed prototypes, all they could come up with was this 1971 Super Beetle, sporting a new front end. In my opinion, THE greatest car repair book ever written is “How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot” by John Muir. . One of the guys had a ’73 1303S… better known as a Super Beetle. Posted Over 1 Month. My bug rarely broke down, and when it did, I could do all the work myself. The first Super Beetle sedan rolled off the assembly line on August 11, 1970 for the 1971 model year, during which some 700,000 were manufactured at Volkswagen plants in Wolfsburg and Emden. (Drum) Lug Pattern : 4x130 Voltage : 12 Volt But to me, the outcome became all too obvious in the hunt for photographic stand-ins for our six competitors. Hey look! Despite not having stellar build quality, it was a better car in every other way. A real $1,995 special, no radio, no nothin’. Shaved, hopped, nd lowered. Only owned this car for a month, uns very goo, o smoke and doesn't seem to burn oi, ar also has very good breaks, ront disc, ear drum. Classic 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle for sale #2440244 $12,500. Not bad for a then-12 year old car with 45 year old engineering. Unlike my Volvo 142S, and the BMW 2002 that followed, it did not eat it’s transmission going up and down the switchbacks. I guess you could call it one-third of a new car, but then it looks so much like the old one that most people can’t tell the difference. I don’t think it was the super model though. Learn how your comment data is processed. A rush? In 1971, Volkswagen introduced a Super Beetle, featuring a bigger trunk and a coil spring suspension. The 1302 sold surprisingly well despite Volkswagen enthusiasts giving it mixed reviews with comments like ugly, swollen, bulging and pregnant. 15 results per page. Made little difference to the icon shape as evidenced by the New Beetle, which was arguably more of a copy of the Super Beetle than original Beetle. In addition, as others have mentioned, it wasn’t very economical. He drove it like it was a Porsche, scared me to death several times in it, but always a thrill. I think he waxed it every other day, too, almost as much as I waxed the 1964 Impala I had out there. 1971 VW Super Beetle Specs Model Options : Sedan, Convertible Chassis Numbers : 151 2000 001 through 151 3200 000 Engine : 1600cc (60 horse) Dual Port Engine Numbers : AE 0 000 001 through AH 0 558 000 Front End : Ball Joint (Drum) Rear End : I.R.S. (Drum) Lug Pattern : 4x130 Voltage : 12 Volt Same battle on the way down. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars. We loved riding on the tiny running boards as he came up the driveway from work. I took care(!) I have a 16 years old Suzuki and it needs engine work, my VW is 48 years old and it runs great! When I was in high school I had a girlfriend who owned a Beetle, a regular one. Believe it or not, while she owned it, it was never washed, yet looked like new. It was otherwise similar to this one. VW’s were bought as cheap, disposable cars in Cancukistan since they were horribly cold in the winter. Volkswagens, either you get them or you don’t. Universal80" Replacement Splitter Edge Guard Kit by M7 Speed®. Learn more now! Lewiston, New York. But I like this color combo, in a grudging sort of way. the mechanics are easy to fix, but they still rusted like any other car of that age, Personally I prefer the Morris Minor, it has just as much character, is easy to fix and update, the A series engine is sweet, more economical and is water cooled so has a proper heater. All and I do mean, ALL car repair books take a back seat to this masterpiece. All told, they weren’t too awful compared to the company-issue X-car dad had just turned in. Free shipping on many items | … Your email address will not be published. -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and tal... More Info › In 1982, I inherited a 1973 “Standard” Beetle from my brother. But the interior was as narrow and cramped as 1938, and the heater . Orange 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle for sale located in Sterling, Illinois - $11,900 (ClassicCars.com ID CC-1371001). Had to use a soda can…………. These bushings move the swaybar and the bottom of the strut FORWARD, for a more stable caster alignment. 0%. Pretty cute. Classifieds for 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle. 1971 Volkswagen Beetle: See 19 user reviews, 145 photos and great deals for 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. Solid construction, cute looks, clever advertising. The heat exchangers, as with most Beetles with a few salt winters, had rusted out…there was no heat. Compared to the standard Beetle (two friends had examples) the steering was very light, and much more precise. He had bouth it in 1978 from my sister, who bought it new in 1973. I paid $700 for the Datsun, it never stranded me and the heater worked great! Maybe I’ll have to find one of those to tow behind my old Revcon…. In ’72 I went off to the Swiss Alps for my first two years of college. All 68-72 BEETLES (Fits: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle) All 68-72 BEETLES (Fits: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle) $66.00 They are just as important as the text written by Mr Muir. The VW Bug or VW Beetle … Filled the empty baby seat next to me with shattered glass. That still made it the slowest in this comparison with most of the competition, but only slightly so. After the passage of so much time I find it looks far less objectionable, too. Volkswagen Beetle / Super Beetle 1971, Rear Bare Shock Absorber by FCS®. Green 1971 VW Super Beetle with sunroof. Bug / Super Beetle. 0 # 772399559. This video shows you how we installed a convertible top on my 1971 VW Super Beetle. While in high school, I bought a ’60 junker for $90 without a engine and proceeded to the installation of a later vintage 40HP rebuilt mill that was so patently simple, I could time and tune it in my sleep. VW in Yuba City fixed it under warranty and I kept it well-revved my last three days. 1975 Jaguar XJ-S, Road Signature 1/18. Terrible car. More random memories: A buddy of mine back in my air force days owned a dark green VW. 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle: See 6 user reviews, 140 photos and great deals for 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle. In terms of dynamic qualities, the Beetle reached its zenith in 1971. There’s links to the next car at the bottom (or top) of each post. 1968-72 VW BEETLE , VW SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE SET OF SEALS. When I think 1971, all I can see in my mind’s eye are bright yellow, green and orange VWs, and not just in flashbacks. Volkswagen Karmann Beetle Convertible. Fortunately, the big noses were only a temporary fad; after 1975, the old one came back until the Beetle’s ultimate, if protracted, demise. Welcome back! That little VW was unstoppable with good snow tires. Here's a 1971 Super Beetle in a Colorado wrecking yard. per page. 1964 beetle beetle convertible top beige blue beetle in illinois orange convertible beetle aquarius blue convertible beetle . We didn’t notice until we stopped for some munchies and decided to take another hit before hitting the road again. 1961 Jaguar E-Type, Bburago 1/18. Yes these were well loved in the day, but one thing I don’t hear about is that one exhaust valve that burned due to not enough air cooling. Historically correct in a weird, weird movie! $250,000 and Up; Antiques / Pre-War; AutoHunter Auctions; Convertibles; Future Classics; Motorcycles; Muscle Cars ; Newest Listings; Trucks; Under $5,000; Browse by Year. Late to the party here, why have I not seen this site before this week? It was functional (the MacPherson strut suspension, cribbed from Porsche) and to my eye, put the whole front quarter in better proportions. The heater was never an issue because we lived in sunny Southern California. Now, as a 40-year-old car, it only has only 50k miles on it, and still looks great. This piece tries to give a balanced account of the Beetle’s strengths and weaknesses in its sunset years. 1971 Jaguar E-Type, AutoArt 1/18. Set Descending Direction. This is a 1971 Super Beetle Karmann body roadsters that was just restored! 2004 Honda Integra Type R, AutoArt 1/18. 1971 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic SuperBeetle Available for purchase is a truly remarkable 1971 Volkswagen Superbeetle Convertible Karman. This Classic Beetle is powered by a 1600 CC Dual Port engine with a 4-Speed manual transmission. But the die was cast: Americans had discovered that Toyota and other Japanese brands offered more comfort, performance, style, room and features, all at a terrific price point. Mine was an ugly beige, but had air conditioning. Otherwise a fine article, sir! Browse interior and exterior photos for 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle… Why would you buy a VW if there was a Toyota available? It looked like some death car out of a bad horror flick. 1971 Super Beetle Sedan New 1600cc engine with just under 7,000 miles on it New clutchNew electronic fuel pumpNew electronic ignitionNew turn signal SwitchNew hornNew fuel sensor, gauge, vibrator. Compare that to the 2018 Beetle's 174 bhp, 2.0L turbo-four engine, and 6.3" touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability. Not surprisingly, the VW’s build quality is what most impressed the C/D editors: “Despite the Beetle’s 1938 infirmities, it has quality of a kind none of the competitors can match. The simple drop-top classic that resulted from the two German companies’ efforts became the world’s most long-lived drop-top with the Beetle Cabriolet’s production lasting from 1950 to 1980. Over the years I modified it with 4-wheel disc brakes, Topline lowered from struts with higher rate springs, front & rear sway bars, 1776cc engine with .424″ lift cam and 284-degrees duration, dual Weber carbs and a close-ratio 4-speed transaxle. Minor correction: 2-speed fan was a “fresh air” fan and served only to push ambient air into the car. Set an alert to be notified of new listings. Minor body surface rust. BTW I answered your question in the “rally wheels” thread about “baby moon hubcaps.” See a guy called “Hubcap Mike” http://hubcapmike.com/ he says the baby moons and trim rings only fit American cars up to 1990 so you’re out of luck on the Impala but he does have the old “racing disks.” Which I personally love. 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle: See 6 user reviews, 140 photos and great deals for 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle. 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle for Sale. This I recall from my ’74 Super Beetle. Why bother? The only good thing to come out of this experience was that I was able to sell the car for what I had paid after driving it a year or so. I thought the Super Beetles all had a curved windshield like the orange one in the other photos. It didn’t take an oracle to come up with that prophecy. Back in ’78 a buddy of mine had a pristine dark blue ’67. This Super Beetle caught my eye with its fetching red rims and matte-black respray. It’s funny; when the Super Beetles were new, the front end seemed so obviously different; I remember my parents calling them “Pregnant Beetles.” Now, I don’t really think about it at all unless you park a 70 standard and 71 super right next to each other. The car was promoted by Volkswagen as having 89 improvements, including a sixty-horsepower overhead-valve four-cylinder engine. It was still running well in 1978 when he traded it for a Buick LeSabre turbo. The edit button is back! The Super Beetle name came in 1971 with the introduction of strut front suspension and the longer wheelbase. I can see the attraction of a simple car without frills. After 40 years I don’t remember why but it probably had to do with Toyota being relatively new then and they hadn’t developed the reputation for reliablity they have now. Was the Beetle you saw two-toned? Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Slightest hint of rain would make the windows foggy with no recourse from the non-existent defroster. New battery. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars. Page. It was mostly held back by its weak 1,200 cc engine, which was supplanted by a much more powerful 1600 within a couple of years. Nope, solid red, which is why the chrome stood out so well. 1971 VW Super Beetle Specs Model Options : Sedan, Convertible Chassis Numbers : 151 2000 001 through 151 3200 000 Engine : 1600cc (60 horse) Dual Port Engine Numbers : AE 0 000 001 through AH 0 558 000 Front End : Ball Joint (Drum) Rear End : I.R.S. I just bought that Beetle in those pics lol. She willed it to my brother-in-law, who received it in 2003 when she passed. When I was in high school, lots of the boys had Bugs and all they seemed to do is talk about how they fixed them. It had no more power than the standard, but I was willing to take more chances…the feeling I could drive around cracks in the concrete. The fresh air heater couldn’t even make a dent on our cold and the gas heater (if and when it worked) made the thing suck fuel like a Lincoln. First posted here in 2011. 1971 Volkswagen Beetle technical specifications and data. But hey, the turning circle got a hair smaller. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I was on my way back from Phoenix, AZ yesterday, driving to Gallup, NM using the I-17 to Flagstaff I-40 route. The Super Beetle was a short-lived phenomenon. The History Of The American Pickup Becoming More Civilized, Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: The Truly Smart Car, Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1966 Plymouth Fury III – JPC Will Recognize It, Vintage Kodachrome: Upgrading From a VW to a Mercedes, and More, Curbside Classic: 1961 Ford Falcon Sedan Delivery – Delivering Lots of Hipness. Drove the original engine for twenty years without a problem. Every panel has been motified. There’s one near where I live – baby blue with white sides. Research 1971 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Door Convertible prices, used values & Beetle 2 Door Convertible pricing, specs and more! Set an alert to be notified of new listings. EMPI Running Boards. Find 29 used Volkswagen Super Beetle listings at CarGurus. Of course, that also made for quieter cruising, but the drop in mileage was unacceptable. Year 1965 . This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And hold the cosmetic surgery. The rear suspension had lost its swing axles a couple years earlier. I still have that original engine and it still is in running condition (I will install new pistons soon for more compression). Crude, cramped and dangerously slow, but lots of character. It was creme-colored. Bug/Super Beetle Super Beetle Sedan 1971-72 Complete seats Complete seats View as Grid List Page You're currently reading page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page Next Items 1 … 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle 55xxx miles original Runs & drives only thing need is for top to be redone, clean title. This black one looks like a smaller flat windshield like on the standard beetle. The Super Beetle name came in 1971 with the introduction of strut front suspension and the longer wheelbase. As far a floating went, some friends and I actually tried this – in the Missouri river at Washington, Missouri in 1967 or so. I picked up a ’65 bug and discovered all the other ways an old car can die. Classic Cars for Sale. Always loved the Super Beetle, especially when it received the wraparound windshield. FCS® Rear Bare Shock Absorber. Advertisement. The matte black finish is popular among a brand of hipster these days. Somehow this VW had the best heat I have ever experienced. Mileage 56,259 miles below avg. A young man was at the wheel and it had the chrome lugage rack on the roof. It became a family icon. Sedan / Convertible ... Super Beetle Sedan 1971-72 ; Complete seats; Complete seats. Kid drove like a maniac, and when it snowed in that part of the world, it was by the meter, not by the foot. . Drove it for a couple days once while I let him my Country Squire for hauling. Modified 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle. The curved windshield appeared on Super Beetles starting with the 1973 model. (CORRECT BY RETO RQUING NUTS TO 22 FT.LBS. Beautiful vehicle. Get the best deals on Engines & Components for 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Like driving a tin can with a clattery engine in the back. Her secret was to park it in the garage and wipe it down with a towel when it got wet. If you were going to a speed-dating event, and were thirty-three years older than all the “competition”, you might be forgiven for wanting some quick cosmetic surgery. Horn works. The numbers speak for themselves. By the time I got to driving, there were not a lot of Beetles in Soviet Canuckistan. One of the best, if not the best sites of its type I have run across yet. This was the 4th VW that I owned, and it was destined to be the last. Power was up to sixty (gross) horsepower from the 1,600 cc air-cooled boxer, thanks to new dual-port heads. Find 29 used Volkswagen Super Beetle listings at … I’ve never owned a Beetle or Super Beetle (but I do own a New Beetle) but I always heard of this book and the cult following it has, so I went out and bought my own copy. Clean title. You're currently reading page 1; Page 2; Page 3; Page 4; Page 5; Page Next; Items 1-12 of 71. Zero-to-sixty now came in sixteen seconds, almost unheard of for a Beetle. Classic Volkswagen Super Beetle for Sale. Counterbalance crank balance rods 87 mm pistons. The 40 hp Beetle was the Prius of its time, and this 25% drop in efficiency was a stain on the Beetle’s economy-car rep. Another friend bought a new 1973 model, orange, just like in the photo above, a Super Beetle with the auto stick shift. Oh and guess what? It was a 1969 model, but by 1977 that thing was a rolling piece of Swiss cheese. He traded it in spring ’84 for a ’78 Fairmont Futura, red on white. And of course, matte-black paint and red wheels were originally used on the very first-ever VW, like the 1946 CC. Oil changes and valve adjustments were about all it ever needed. My best memory of the ‘69 autostick Beetle my Dad bought for my sisters and I to drive while in high school is the windshield washer which I reversed, pumped up the spare tire that powered it to about 75 psi and then hit the streets terrorizing unsuspecting pedestrians in crosswalks. If it really was floating, putting it in reverse gear would have had no effect. 1965 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic custom 1965 vw beetle . Bought a 1971 Super Beetle in 1974. 20 vehicles matched Now showing page 1 of 2. But I must admit the SB with its strut front end drives, rides, and handles much better than the oldies did. That was me in the early 70s. American Brands: AMC, Jeep and All Others, Tractors, Lawn Mowers, Off-Road Equipment, Curbside Classic: 1971 VW Super Beetle: 1971 Small Car Comparison No. It is a fun little car. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. If it was such a terrible car why were over 21 million built over a span of 60 years? (CORRECT BY REPLACING WHERE NECESSARY. But not quite”. Maybe they should have introduced the New Bug in 1980. I am surprised at the nasty drop in fuel economy. Category - Mileage 41216 . 1971 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Super Beetle Nice, daily driven 1971 Super Beetle with a slight Rat-Rod vibe. It was the flower Bug, an icon for a whole generation. oh wait, it now had a two-speed electric fan to push the tepid air somewhat faster. The engines will last a long time time if you adjust the valves regularly, change the oil and have the correct timing. £9,911 1974 Volkswagen Beetle 3dr Hatchback Petrol Manual . 1971 volkswagen super beetle values and more. My first car was a used ’63 and I loved it. Curbside Classics takes you back to 1971 for a virtual comparison test of six small cars, based (and partly borrowed) from a C/D test. Up here in the northeast salt belt, we simply do not see that many vw’s anymore, and the ones that we do see aren’t the super variety. Those are stunning! Noisy, cramped, underpowered and cold, and it wasn’t comfortable either. Reddy Kilowatt deserves the best! car runs and looks great for the year tires and brakes good bought for wife but doesn't like it needs new outer top . The Beetle was sold as a two-door sedan, Sunroof … It’s more then a car repair book….. it’s a guide to living a simple and uncomplicated life, too. Get the best deals on Parts for 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Replaced the speedo from a junkyard one day. Enough people liked them to make the Beetle the best selling car in the world for a long time. Split window in front has very small crack in drivers side center top. $21.96 - $23.51. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING THE REASSEMBLY WHERENECESSARY.) I feel people dump on the Super Beetle because it’s human nature to repeat things you’ve heard. I had a 71 Super Beetle as a daily driver in 1989-90 or thereabouts. Set an alert to be notified of new listings. The classic appeal of a VW is upped even further on this two-tone 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible. It did not interact with the heater or defroster. I hope we never see them again.”. . We put a fresh 1600 dual port with a trick EMPI header/exhaust but most importantly, new heater boxes. 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