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1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible

Winning Bid:
$6,800

Ends In:

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1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible

Winning Bid: $6,800 (USD) by: AFRIPOLL

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Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

1522012134

Location:

Piney Flats, Tennessee

Odometer:

34,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

5459513

Engine:

1.6L

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Vehicle Story

This 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible has been with the seller for 10 years and is powered by a previously rebuilt 1.6-liter flat-4 paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle. Recent maintenance includes replacement of the carburetor and fuel pump, and the car has new floor pans, carpet, and floor mats. This Super Beetle is offered with spare heater cables and a clear Tennessee title in the seller’s name. 

The body is finished in yellow with a black top, with both showing age-related wear. Front and rear bumpers are chrome, and dual exhaust outlets exit at the rear. 

Factory 15” painted steel wheels with polished center caps are wrapped in tires of unknown age. A coil front suspension provides stability, and braking is managed by drums both front and rear.

The interior is trimmed in black with cloth buckets and matching door panels, and new floor pans, carpet, and floor mats have been added. The seller indicates that the heater is not currently working, and an extra set of heater cables is included with the sale. 

Instrumentation is framed by a 2-spoke steering wheel with a chrome horn ring and consists of a 90-mph speedometer and a 5-digit odometer. True mileage on the vehicle is unknown. 

The 1.6-liter air-cooled flat-4 is reported to be original to the vehicle and was rebuilt under prior ownership. Recent maintenance has included the replacement of the carburetor and the electric fuel pump. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transaxle with a floor-mounted shift lever. 

Undercarriage photos can be found in the gallery. 

The sale includes a spare set of replacement heater cables. 

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Comments & Questions

April 07, 2021
12:09 PM

Should be worth another look

April 07, 2021
08:15 AM

@IamLostRU – I am surprised at both the tepid bidding and some of the questions. This is an absolutely lovely. snazzy, vintage Super Beetle. Vintage cars do make practical regular drivers, which generally takes it out of for youths. (Although this is a perfect investment). Even when new a now vintage needed more attention than works well today. Although a bug or derivative is always one of the easier. But consider no a/c, limited hot air heat, but will have an infrequently working cigarette lighter and ash trays! ...

OOOPS>>>>.... That should be don NOT make good dailies.......

April 07, 2021
08:14 AM

I am surprised at both the tepid bidding and some of the questions. This is an absolutely lovely. snazzy, vintage Super Beetle. Vintage cars do make practical regular drivers, which generally takes it out of for youths. (Although this is a perfect investment). Even when new a now vintage needed more attention than works well today. Although a bug or derivative is always one of the easier. But consider no a/c, limited hot air heat, but will have an infrequently working cigarette lighter and ash trays!

April 05, 2021
05:19 AM
Seller

@craneman60 – Does it have dual port heads ? ...

Hello, I know this has something to do with the engine, but I have no idea, sorry.

April 04, 2021
05:35 PM
Bidder

Does it have dual port heads ?

April 03, 2021
10:47 AM
Seller

@BradP – Hello and yes she would be a great car for a 16 year old as I had a 70 orange just like this one and had a blast!! And as far as the drive, I really can’t answer because we have only driven her around here locally but she does fine. I would think it would be safer to rent a trailer and haul her, or buy one of those VW super beetle dollys and pull behind a vehicle. You can get one probably on jugs.com for not that much, I thought about it myself a couple times in case I needed to take somewhere but never did. Let me know if you have any other questions, happy bidding!! ...

Oh it’s called a ‘tow bar’ for 71 super beetle

April 03, 2021
10:43 AM
Seller

@Griffin – Good afternoon......I am looking for a car for my grandson to have when he reaches 16........he is turning 9 in September. I have since the beginning of my search thought that a VW beetle would be a good choice. My brother and I had a 1958 beetle when we were in college and she was a pip........the adventures with her are entirely another story. I am in N.H. so do you see any problems with her making the trip from Piney Flats to here? I appreciate your insight. ...

Hello and yes she would be a great car for a 16 year old as I had a 70 orange just like this one and had a blast!! And as far as the drive, I really can’t answer because we have only driven her around here locally but she does fine. I would think it would be safer to rent a trailer and haul her, or buy one of those VW super beetle dollys and pull behind a vehicle. You can get one probably on jugs.com for not that much, I thought about it myself a couple times in case I needed to take somewhere but never did. Let me know if you have any other questions, happy bidding!!

April 03, 2021
10:17 AM
Bidder

Good afternoon......I am looking for a car for my grandson to have when he reaches 16........he is turning 9 in September. I have since the beginning of my search thought that a VW beetle would be a good choice. My brother and I had a 1958 beetle when we were in college and she was a pip........the adventures with her are entirely another story. I am in N.H. so do you see any problems with her making the trip from Piney Flats to here? I appreciate your insight.

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