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1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle For Sale

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1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle for sale

1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Price: $6495 USD 

Mileage: 82,044 U.S. miles
VIN#: 1332331529

In a time long ago there were at least five Volkswagen’s in the yard, four of them not running which led to being stranded too many times to count and a job at VW repair shop while still in school. Fast forward almost 50 years and I have been cured, but still am able to recognize good bones and a good story when I see it that has to do with an air-cooled car. And here we have one.

This locally bought, one owner, 83,000 mile Super Beetle rolled into the shop with a story and invoices that made it beyond reasonable to think it was all true. First off was a copy of the original Oregon title issued in 1973. Second were receipts starting in 1990 with the mileage at 69,973 marked on the invoice and following through the years to 2008 with the miles at 81,535 plus the invoice for a complete paint job in 1999 at Ham’s Auto Body in GP. Third was visually inspecting the car to confirm the story we were told. Fourth was driving it. And yes, this is one owner car with these miles on it.

It gets better. The owners traveled around the country in a motor home with the car in tow. Twice they did a circumvent loop around the whole USA with numerous trips to Portland and beyond, always towing the car. So, just estimating, that could lead to at least 20,000 miles of being towed. Notice the tow bar mount attached to the front of the pan (the matching tow bar is included with the car).

The son of the now deceased owner explained that his dad had always wanted his wife to have a car, but that the wife did not like driving. The car mostly sat in the garage for over 30 years not being used except being towed and when he passed quite awhile ago, it just sat for ten years or more. The gas tank went sour and had to removed for cleaning and resealing. Fuel lines were replaced, but the carburetor may still have debris in it, once in awhile it stumbles under load. Rear brake hydraulics were replaced along with shoes, the front’s looks like they have had work done. The pan is almost perfect except under the battery tray area where it appears it impacted something. The front pan had the tow bar welded to it, not the prettiest thing I have seen. Receipts show the engine rebuilt at 79,999 miles. The interior is good but the seats are badly split and need a cover kit. The front struts are not great, but the car drives nicely. The transmission shifts well, syncros in second are getting worn.

The selling price is $6,495 and the VIN is 1332331529. For other interesting bikes and collectible vehicles, visit our web site http://www.automaniagp.com 541 479 8888 or come by and see us at 895 SE Gladiola Drive, Grants Pass, Oregon, 97526. Oregon Dealer DA1287.

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