63 Baja "BAD BUG" Ragtop, 2180cc, Off Road, Type 2 trans, Webers
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- Type: Ragtop
- Trim: Baja BUG off road
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 9,999
- VIN: 5634764
- Color: Metallic Satin Silver
- Engine size: 2180cc
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
Up for sale is my fully restored, highly modified, 100% street legal and insured, 1963 Baja Beetle ragtop. I purchased the car in April of 2013 in Alabama. It had already been converted to a Baja and was to far gone to turn back. The car was restored by myself (helicopter mechanic) and my uncle a master fabricator, mechanic and air-cooled specialist. We immediately removed the body and put itonthe rotisserie. The pans were shotand replaced with new ones. The original King pin front end was torn down and completely rebuilt. The front end tubes and trailing arms were gusseted for off road use. Thousands of hours went into removingevery nut bolt or component. Allwere removed cleaned, replaced, upgraded or reinforced for off road abuse. This included front and rear bumpers and skid plates, whichare removed withquick release pinsfor fast access to the engine.Enclosed are a couple pictures of the restoration. I have many more or I can take specific pics by request. I also have video of the car running.The car runs awesome and has tons of power for off road use or street. I love this car and its spent many weekends roaming trails and making beach runs with my young children smiling ear to ear.It also gets tons of attention. Guaranteed not to see another one like it on the road.Unfortunately,I am moving soon and have no time to enjoy it. I am willing to meet for serious bidders to show the car and take potential buyers on test drives. Included with the car will be the build sheets, receipts and picture library of the build. The car also comes with a tow bar and lotsofextra parts.Contact me anytime via eBay with questions. Take care and good luck!
Please take a minutes to watchthe Baja in action!
The not so great: The car is not perfect. The body has some minor scratches on the fenders from going off road.The speedometer (original) stopped working last month. Its a bitinaccurate with the big tires but, I would still like to get it working. No heat or AC
I have 13k in receipts and below is a list of all the modifications I can remember. We've done a lot over the last couple years
Engine- 2180cc, roughly 4k miles on fresh rebuild. Brand newEmpi all aluminumzero milecase, 92mm Mahle piston/cylinder kit, 82mm balanced crank, Engle 110 cam, balanced I beam connecting rods, all new bearings, new 8mm studs, CB performance 044 Heads, 1.1 rocker arms w/swivel feet, stainless push tubes, lightened flywheel, Kennedy 200mm clutch set with Exedy disc, CB fuel pump and oil pumpcover, CB magna Spark II distributor, CB oil breather kit and carb air cleaners, Authentic 60s dual Weber 44 IDFs (rebuilt), 8 row aux oil cooler,added oil filter, electric fuel pump, Empi exhaust, dog house and all tins powder coated high temp black.
Transaxle-76 Type 2 5 Rib. Recently replaced with Ranchohardened reverse and first gear rings. The rest of the trans is in great shape. Upgraded 091 gear selector and "hockey stick". Type 2 Custom length axles, Type 2 flanges, Type 2 to 1 Stub axles, 10 degree kit added to put shift tube in tunnel
Suspension/Brakes- IRS conversion, 3x3 rear sway arms,rebuilt and reinforced king pin front, 14mm studs forsteal wide 5 wheels, 31x10.5 Goodyear Wranglers (rear), 28" Wranglers (front), brass valve stems,dual Bilstein 5150 rears (10" of travel),custom bosesconnect through plate steal and to roll cage through the fender well. We designed it this way to keep dirt and water out of theinside of the car.8" travel Bilstein fronts, front/rear limiting straps, front disc conversion, rear brakes rebuilt, all new lines and reservoirs, added steering brakes
Body- All rubber and fastners replaced, new rag top, new windshield, rear pop out windows. Car painted in Hot rod flatz satin metallic silver. One piece fiberglass front end, zues latches, external fuel cap, Hella driving and fog lights, LED turn signals and taillights,ALL new wiring (comes withwiring diagram), custom front "bull bar" bumper,side bars, rear bumper (quick release pins and wiring),removable aluminum skid plates,Smittybuilt winch, modified class 11 roll cage, new floor pans. All suspension and bumpers connect to roll cage. The car is absolutely solid!
Interior- Bucket seats with Takata 4 point harnesses, authentic 60s Hurst shifter, TJ Jeep fold down rear seat, quick release rear cross bars for back seat access, push button start, oil temp guage, 5" Autometer monstertach. I left the interior mostly stock because I like the look and simplicity of the original.
Video of the engine running:
Off road video: