1970 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic - 90% NEW RESTORED - 1641CC - LOWERED
Price: US $7,995.00 Item location: The Colony, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 999999999
- VIN: 1102127804
- Color: White
- Engine size: 1641cc
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic1969.5 split year vehicle, meaning it has the 1969 setup (NOT 1970) even though it's a 1970- meaning much more desirable less 70's "tech"
I bought this car roughly 3.5 years ago, spent a bunch of time (and money) doing the resto myself, in my garage, however the engine and trans were outsourced.I replaced 99% of everything on this car, no joke, just about everything is brand new. You will NOT find a newer 1970 VW Beetle for sale at this price.
I moved from GA to TX for work, only have 1 car garage and this car is in it, unfortunately time for it to go, have no time to enjoy.
The engine- is a 1641CC, took a 1600CC and completely rebuilt into a 1641CC turn key setup for me by Herrell BugParts in Carrollton, GA. Completely new internals - These guys are premier old school bug guys and did a fantastic job.They converted the engine from an generator to alternator, brand new EMPI 34 PICT carb, running a SVDA distributor (runs on vacuum & RPM advance)
Trans- Herrells also supplied me with a completely rebuilt 4 speed transmission, this thing is beautiful (average person would think it came out of the VW factory) - 4 speed manual, shifts like butter (all new poly shift bushings) and runs 70-75MPH on highway with no drama
PARTS LIST- Car completely rewired with a WolfsBurg West full wiring kit- All switches replaced with new or NOS- All relays replaced, the voltage relay was removed because it now running a distributor, engine start relay installed to prevent the voltage spikes the way it is setup from VW- New Dash - vinyl dyed white to match theme-New old stock speedo (yes fuel gauge works perfectly)-New speedo cable-New gas tank with new fuel level sender-Front beam replaced with a 4" narrowed beam built by Valley Autowerks, still retains the shocks which are brand new oil shocks. Beam also had a 1/4 steel skid plate bolted to the bottom of it, also by Valley Autowerks, so any scraping does nothing to the bottom of the car-Valley Autowerks shortened tie rods with new ends-New steering damper-Front spindles replaced with 2.5 lowering spindles-Front drum brakes converted to disk brakes-New steel braided front brake lines-New large bore dual circuit master brake cylinder with new fluid reservoir (mounted directly on top of master - so no lines)-New lowered front oil shocks-New lowered ball joints (all 4 front joints replaced) - allows the car to go low without binding-New front & rear wheel bearings-New steering box with bushings-New front fenders with seals-New front window-New antenna-New side mirror-New chrome bumpers front and back - converted to the 1958-1967 bumper with conversion brackets (looks better than the later blade bumper IMO)-New glass yellow fog lights for front bumper (not wired in at this time so they can be removed is desired- have all wiring/switches etc.)-New Hella front headlights - converted to LED headlights (stock bulbs go back in if desired) - The LED headlights are Yellow on "low beam" and White on "high beams" (see pictures) - much brighter than stock-New chrome headlight trim-New hood C seal (goes on the actual hood not on body and seals much better)-New running board on both sides with hardware-New door panels-New window cranks-New window scrapers-New window chrome trim-New body chrome trim (complete)-New rear interior panels-New Oatmeal carpets (front, rear and parcel shelf)-Seats converted to "low back" 1965 seats (much better looking than the later high rise seats)-New seat foam and upholstery-New door switches-New shifter with shift knob and new rubber boot-New old bakelite heater tubes under rear seat-New heater control cables (Heat in car works)-New rear window seal (these are known to leak into rear parcel and rote it)-New white headliner (looks meh to be honest, I would have someone redo, this is a VERY hard part to DIY)-Completely new rear brakes - New hardware, springs, clips, shoes-New rear steel braided brake lines-New rear oil shocks-New rear IRS poly bushings (inner and outer)-New CV joints-New snub mount bushing-New starter-New taillights (lens & trim)-New front blinker lens and chrome trim-Newer engine cover (with vents) to allow engine heat to escape-Restored engine oil bath filter (with OEM sticker)-New EMPI Phat Boy muffler (side exit - black) - makes the boxer engine sound really nice-New heat exchanger's, controls and cables-New heater hoses (connect exchangers to body)-New fuel lines-New accelerator cable-New pedal box (new brake, gas and clutch pedals) with new rubber covers-New fuse box with period correct fuses-Period correct vehicle jack-OEM vehicle manual (worth some $ now)-Vehicle tool kit-OEM sticker kit applied (high voltage, octane, oil etc.)
General InfoI repaired all the rust on the car, replaced the drivers lower door hinge (was just about rotted off) so I welded in a new hinge.I replaced 3 of the 4 floor panels (PO had replaced 1) so I welded in all the sectionsRepaired miscellaneous rust holes (parcel shelf, wheel wells, under front hood, light heater channel work)Sealed 80% of the car with POR-15 - prevents rust ever againWheel wells sealed with liner sprayThe body has been sanded down to bear metal on most of the car (there was like 4 different layers built up over the years) - the only parts not sanded were the front fenders (they are new), the front hood and the rear deck-lid.Interior painted pistachio green (nice vintage look with the white exterior)
The inside floor, roof, fire wall, door panels all covered with sound deadening material (dyno mat style)
The car is currently plasti-dipped white, then iron shavings were added, made to rust with a solution and then clear coated to give a patina finish that will last.This fools everyone and I get told "just clear coat that car and keep that finish"..lolSo if you wanted to, you could simply peel the paint coating off and paint whatever color you wanted. I could never decide on a perm color and the body work would be a cost as well.
Wheels & Tires;Front- factory size 15's with brand new Yokohama Avid Envigor 145/65/15Rear- 7" German widened wheels with new american DOT approved barrels with new Champiro GT 195/55/15Hubcaps are brand new chrome "moon" hubcapsWheels painted pistachio green
Need's;The only thing this car needs is the rear seat installed.I just never installed because I wanted to delete the rear seat.I have the seat, it's black, it can be installed however I would reupholster to match or better choice do a rear seat delete and simply fully carpet it to give a clean space in the back (roll cage..hint hint)
Car runs strong, sounds great, shifts great and stops perfect - This car is as new as you'll find today for this price. There are some full restorations to factory specs for twice the price.
The car has roughly 250 miles on it since completed, oil has been changed, car is ALWAYS garaged, never seen rain or snow and is purely a weekend car.
Car is currently registered in GA, in my name, no loans, the car is being sold without a title, bill of sale only. Title not required to register and drive in a lot of states because it's 50 years old. You could apply for a title in your state if required.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, I'm sure I'm missing more parts and work. Oh and a bunch of extra stuff comes with, including the extra set of front wheels & tires in the garage pic!
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