Volkswagon wolkswagen beetle 1961
Price: - Item location: Denver, Colorado, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: standard
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 18,742
- Color: Multi
- Engine size: Boxer 4 cylinder 1192 cc (1200)
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 speed 1 reverse
- Drive type: manual
- Interior color: Blue
- Safety options: Seat belts
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Volkswagen Beetle - ClassicBug is in vintage condition- it starts immediately and runs well- but vintage condition is what it is. The paint is just as you see it in the pictures, e loved the color because it reminded us of a good- well worn pair of favorite jeans- and we were not interested in changing that!
The interior needs work- new upholstery/carpeting and door panels are needed- it has new floor mats, Bambus bamboo parcel shelf, ew tires, owder-coated rims (including the spare!) and removable white walls. Some other accessories are cat eye lens inserts, og light (not hooked up) on front bumper - original (rare) front bumper.
Mileage reads 18,742, learly that's turned over, aybe more then once, o it'sprobably 118,742 -maybe 218,742- hard to say- you get the idea, t's a 1961 Beetle after all.
It's a 4 speed manual transmission- its working- but it has a LOT of play- you have to get used to that- but it works well onceyou're used to it. Italso has theoriginal 6volt electrical system, ot upgraded to 12 volt. That was on the list of things we were going to do to it if wekept it as a project. We just don't have the time to turn this car into the car it deserves to be- so that is why it's for sale.
Headliner is falling down/water stained in places- needs replacing.
Cleaned gas tank with new valve installed
Needs new front windshield- multiple bb shots from neighbor kids from previous owner- but isdrivable
Some rust in the usual suspect areas- pan and such- might need to belooked at but Iwasn't worried about it.
Most electrical lights work but tail lights are intermittent- brake lights too. Needs to be sorted out- headlights work, rights work, ut it seems to be working sometimes and not others. Needs a goodgoing through- time- not expensive, ut electrical problems are always a joy to troubleshoot. If you know what you're doing probably not a big deal it's pretty basic wiring in there- but if you don'tand want to drive this as your cross country vehicle (someone actually asked me that!) I'd rethink that until some of those basics are sorted by someone that knows VW Beetles.
Any questions, on't hesitate to ask. It's really an awesome but- terrific basis to start a project on since it starts and runs and can actually be driven, ut let's be honest- it needs some love and sorting!