1970 Volkswagen 2 Door Sedan
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- SubModel: 2 Door Sedan
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 913
- VIN: 1102839735
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 1600cc dual port air cooled
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
1970 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan
Its time for me to sell my 1970 VW Bug. It is a driver quality. Its not perfect or a show quality car although I have had many compliments on its excellent condition. It needs to be driven and I just dont find the time to drive it as much as I would like to. It is always garaged, pampered, and covered with a car cover when not in use. This is a non-smokers car.
I bought this 1970 VW from a private party in Sacramento California in October 2011 as a restoration project and spent 3-4 years working on rebuilding the car. The result is what you see in the pictures provided. Other than the paint job and the engine rebuild, I did all of the rest of the work. I have pictures of some of the restoration process. Unfortunately, there is no history on the car prior to October 2011 other than the PO (prior owner) states he replaced the worn out original 1500cc single port engine with a 1600cc dual port. This was done by Blake Restoration & Porsche Repair in Sacramento. The PO also states the brakes were replaced. The PO said he is the 3rd owner but he lost all the previous receipts and records. Original mileage is unknown since the speedometer/odometer had not been working for some time.The mileage mentioned in the "item specifics" is the mileage since the engine rebuild. As of 2011, I estimate there were over 100,000 miles on the car.
Since October 2011, I have kept a record of everything that was done to the car and I have every receipt for parts. I put all these in a 3 ring binder in date order for the next owner which could be you if you win my auction! I have tried to replace parts with German parts (when possible), NOS German parts, and/or used reconditioned parts.
According to the build certificate (birth record) I ordered from Stiftung Auto Museum in Germany, the production date of this VW was April 22, 1970. It was shipped to San Francisco California on June 18, 1970. The original color was L620 Savannah Beige and the upholstery was leatherette Nut Brown. Due to the condition of the PO paint job and the old torn upholstery or what was left of it, I chose to paint the car a two stage R94 Honda Red and installed beige leatherette upholstery and oatmeal carpeting.
Body and chassis numbers matching. 1102839735 (See pics) The original 1500cc engine was discarded by the previous owner and replaced a number of years ago.
The following is a partial list of everything that was done to the car between 2011 to the present:
The body was repaired and painted an R94 Honda Red with two stage paint. This includes the primer, single base coat, and clearcoat. The job was done by Valley Autobody in Clovis, CA. on 10/24/2013.
Slight dent at the inside bottom of the passenger door. See pic.
All seals around windows, doors, engine compartment and hood have been replaced.
Luggage compartment metal was partially replaced and sealed.
New gas tank and sending unit installed.
New chrome trim
New running boards
Front and rear windows replaced
Pop-out rear windows installed
Triple chrome bumpers
The entire passenger floor pan was replaced due to rust. The drivers side original pan is solid. Both have been sanded, sealed, and painted.
All 4 shocks replaced.
Rear wheel brake cylinders replaced.
Drum brakes are in good condition. Inspected by local mechanic.
Shift rod bushing and rear rod coupler replaced
Rebuilt brake and clutch pedal assembly
Replaced tires in 2016. 165/80R-15
Replaced stock wheels with New Riviera custom wheels in 2013.
Stock wheels and tires will go with the car if you want them. Fair condition.
New steering box
New tie rods and dampener in 2015
New steering column bearing
New NOS SWF German turn signal switch
Clutch cable and throttle cable replaced
1600cc dual port 4 cylinder air cooled engine rebuilt and installed on 3/29/2016 by Hans Hubers German Auto Werk in Clovis, CA. Currently there are 900+ miles on this engine since it was rebuilt and the oil has been changed 3 times. Under normal driving, the recommended oil change is every 3,000 miles.
Installed Rebuilt stock Bosch DVDA vacuum distributor 113 905 205AN
New points and condenser (didn't like electronic ignition although I have one)
Installed Rebuilt and re-bushed Solex 34 PICT-3 Carburetor
Installed Dansk stock muffler and tailpipes (2016)
Transaxle / Drive Train:
Transaxle was inspected and oil changed.
New transaxle mounts
Drive axle assembly replaced both sides
According to PO the clutch had been replaced. My mechanic didnt feel it needed to be replaced when the engine was rebuilt. Works as it should.
Seats were re-padded and re-upholstered with beige TMI basket weave leatherette upholstery.
Carpet completely replaced with oatmeal premium carpet
TMI Headliner replaced (slight tear on passenger side above the assist handle due to accidental overstretching of the material during installation)
Dash pad replaced
Door panels replaced
Period correct working Sapphire XII AM / FM radio
Replaced non-working speedometer with rebuilt OEM speedometer. Previous mileage before 2011 is unknown. Current odometer reading is 913 miles
Replaced seat belts. Period correct seat belts in the back. Front seat belts replaced with retracting belts from later model. Period correct NOS front seat belts come with the car.
All electrics work. Lights, horn, switches, etc??
Installed oil temperature gauge
Installed used German vintage period correct Bosch Halogen driving/fog lights. (Because of their age, there is some pitting in the chrome).
New battery 3/15/2019
Starts with the first turn of the key
Many more parts too numerous to list have been replaced. I have all receipts and records.
The car is registered in California until May of 2020.
I have a clear title in hand
Since this car is a pre-1975 vehicle, there is no smog test requirement in California.
This is a nice driving and running car and gets many waves and smiles from other motorists. It starts right up the first time the key is turned. Everything works as it should.
Please note that this is a driver quality car. It is not perfect nor concourse quality. There are a few slight paint chips from driving it and working on it and the usual wear and tear from driving it.
Due to the fact that the car is almost 50 years old, no warranty is offered or implied on this car. The car is sold AS-IS. There are no refunds.
The car comes with:
Stainless steel and wood slat (sealed) roof rack
4 original wheels and tires if you want them (fair condition)
Owners manual (not original to the car)
All receipts from 2011 to the present kept in a three ring binder
Maintenance record from 2011 to present
Build certificate from Stiftung Auto Museum in Germany
Carpeted floor mats
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Personal or independent inspection of the car is welcome by appointment at the bidders own expense before the end of the auction.
New owner will need to arrange shipping of the car or they can pick it up locally after full payment is received.
Thank you for your interest in my auction.