1971 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
1971 Volkswagen Beetle Standard Sedan Matching Numbers W/ 66,890 Original Miles. Mostly original standard beetle (not Super Beetle), Elm Green exterior with one repaint, original Cork seats front and rear, original headliner, package shelf, original three-point seat belts in front, standard seat belts in rear. VIN/chassis number is 1112423609, engine number is AE201871, and as far as I can tell from talking to the previous owner and inspecting the car, the motor and transmission are completely original and unmolested. The 1971 made in Germany/USA delivered Beetles came with the 1,600 cc dual port motor rated at 50bhp DIN, 60HP SAE-gross. This car cruises easily at 65-70 mph, and I have had it up to 80mph once, just to test it. At this point I could go into the usual B.S. about how this may be the nicest, mostly original 1971 Beetle you are likely to find, blah, blah, but I can say that driving it is like being back in the early 1970s. Everything on the car works including the original AM radio, wipers, lights, turn signals, backup lights, horn, speedometer/odometer, and dome light (the door buzzer does not work but I assume that it is just disconnected, it is very annoying). The gas gauge works but does not register higher than about 2/3 and shows close to empty with about 3 gallons let. The steering, brakes, andsuspension are tight and precise, the clutch is solid, and the motor runs very strong, with only a couple of very minor (and typical) oil leaks. The only mechanical issue of note is an occasional grind when downshifting into second at relatively high speeds, but not always. Highway mileage with the dual port is about 26-27, which I achievedon a recent trip from the Twin Cities toMilwaukee.This also mayalso sound like a clichÃ©, but I would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere. The car is extremely clean and rust free, including underthe rear seat (see photos, including original factory inspection sticker)with two exceptions -there was some surface rust in the wheel well which has been repaired, and there is one small spot, also repaired, adjacent to the driver's side rain channel above the window - this could be easily made almost perfect by a detailer. And unlike most Beetles, even the restored ones, the heat works perfectly. All of the glass except the windshield appears to be original. The four tires on the car are in very good shape and the spare tire is new. The wheel for the spare has a small leak in the rim which I tried to have someone repair but it failed - it could probably be repaired but a new wheel might be easier. The car is located 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee and can be test driven upon request. Clear Wisconsin title in my name. Please call 414-708-8133 with any questions. Additional photos provided upon request. I can helplocate a shipper if you need one, butyou probably don't if you are east of the Rockies.