Nicely invested, nicely presented, and nicely priced – this 1974 Volkswagen Beetle is that ideal timeless classic that can fit into an affordable lifestyle.
It's hard not to love a Beetle in such a bold color. It only gets better the longer you look at it, because this green is part of a more recent respray. They took their time, and so you get a terrific gloss that lets the sunshine really highlight all the curves of this unique rounded design. Against this deep green you have all the right bright work. You see plenty of shine in the larger pieces like the bumpers and wheels covers. But there's also quality in the smaller details, too, like the dual exhaust tips and the side trim that follows the curving silhouette. The total effect is crisp and vintage machine.
Inside is a great vintage presentation with some key upgrades. You get the high-back bucket seats that came on these later Beetles, and they are all-day comfortable. You get all the classic elements you love, like the stylish single VDO gauge and steering wheel with the Wolfsburg crest in the center. And because this is a cool cruising classic, you get to enjoy it with the best tunes thanks to an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input for the latest music devices. You can hear it so much clearer thanks to modern Dynamat insulation installed throughout the interior.
The 1600cc air-cooled motor is era-correct and believed to be original. Plus, one look at the extremely tidy engine bay, and you can tell it's fresh from a tune-up. It fires up cleanly with an air-cooled tune that's eager to please. Ferdinand Porsche placed the engine in the rear to get the most out of the small power plant, and this was the largest displacement installed over the Beetle's evolution. VW fans know this is still not a speed machine, but the extra investment in this hardy motor combined with the control of the four-speed manual transmission means you are an active part of getting the most out of this classic. That's what true driving pleasure is.
This is the Beetle that impresses in all ways – including the price. So if you want a great classic that's also quite affordable, call today!