VW Custom beetle, satin purple, new 1776 cc, scat seats, wide wheels

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Technical specifications

Model:Beetle - Classic
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Plum Crazy Purple-Satin
Interior Color:Tan
Trim:beetle coupe-super beetle
Number of Cylinders:4
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For Sale a 1974 Super Beetle. This car has been a restoration project for the past four years. I have spent a lot of money in parts and labor to get it where it is now. As the saying goes, I have another project that I need to get done, so this one needs to go. I want to sell it so someone can enjoy it rather than having it sit in a garage.

The car has a new rebuilt 1776 long block built by GEX engines. Dual Kadron Carbs by lowbugget.com, numerous new engine parts including air cleaners, new alternator, valve covers, fuel pump, fuel lines, exhaust, one hidden muffler on car and one performance muffler that comes with car. Since car is lowered, I didn't end up using it. New distributor, New coil and wires. All plugs are new. Just recently added the new starter with the new battery. The engine has been run numerous times but only has about twenty miles on it.

Car has a rebuilt transmission from Rancho Transmissions with 0 miles. It is the freeway flyer model which runs at a lower RPM at higher speeds. New clutch and flywheel.

BODY- car has 2 inch wider fiberglass front fenders and 3 inch wider fiberglass rear fenders. I added the older style headlights and 39 Ford led tail lights. I also added the blinkers on top of the fenders and the parking lights are inside with the headlights. Matching fiberglass running boards are smooth amd really add to the custom look. I removed the front and rear bumpers and added a smooth steel front and rear apron. The engine lid has a license plate recess welded in. I also welded all of the trim holes on the sides of the car for a smoother look, leaving the hood trim on the car. I also welded closed the stock mirror that stuck out of the door and added mirrors to the door hinges like older models. The stock fuel door has been removed and a trick motorcycle filler was added. The cap is aluminum, it pops up and allows you to turn it to fill up.

The only rust on the body when I got it was the passenger rear floor board and the front of the driver's side floor board. It also had rust below the driver's side air vent in the rear. I replaced both floor boards with full length reproductions. I also repaired the air vent rust and removed the inner foam material to prevent it from returning. While I was in there, it was sprayed with rust inhibitor paint.

The car was painted Plum Crazy Purple with a satin clear. The car just glows in the sun. It is a beautiful shade to go on this car. Since the paint is satin, all of the chrome didn't look right being shiny. So the chrome trim, door handles, mirrors, and handles were bought new and then made to look brushed.

INTERIOR- The original dash was cracked and old and was replaced with a fiberglass dash and center consle from Glass Action. A new speedo, tach, fuel, oil press, oil temp, cylinder head temp, and volt were also added. Car has brand new oatmeal colored carpet in the interior and trunk and new tan headliner. I also added new front seats from Procar. The seats are the Pro 90 front seats in tan. I also added the rear seat cover, door panels, and arm rests. These seats look amazing in the car and are really comfortable compared to the original worn out seats. I also got a new steering wheel which is almost an exact match in color to the seats. The interior is finished with new seat belts, cd player, blinker arm and switch, light switch, and hazard switch. I also added a new engine wiring harness and replaced some of the original wiring as it needed it.

I can go on and on with the new parts that have been bought. I also have new windshield and gasket, rear window gasket, added pop out rear windows with new gaskets, new trunk rubber, new engine rubber, door rubbers, one piece side windows, new e-brake handle and much more.

Front has new front end "lowered" kit and "super low" kit from Topline parts. They are lowered struts and springs. Added front disk brakes, new master cylinder, new drums and shoes in rear, new brake cylinders, front braided brake lines, sway bar. Car looks great lowered. Rear has been lowered to match.

Car has new wheels and tires with no miles. Wheels are widened "smoothie wheels." Fronts 6 1/2 by 15 and rears are 8 by 15. They fill up the widened fenders and give it a nasty look. The tires are low profile but not so low that you worry about a bad ride. They are painted black with chrome hubcaps.

That is most of the good stuff. The bad stuff is the gauges need to be wired, if heat is desired, it needs ducting from base of heating ducts near front of car to the vents that are mounted in the dash. I have new windshield and rear glass, needs to be installed, e-brake not hooked up, carbs adjusted. Very minor things. I may have forgotten a few but all of the major work has been done and then some. Again, this car needs to be enjoyed and not just sitting in my garage.

Comes with lots of new parts as mentioned and old parts. I believe I have everything for the car except for new sun visors and the bracket that attaches the fuel sender to the tank. Easily attainable parts.

With a little work, could be cruising this summer. I have invested way more then what I am asking.

Engine, carbs, misc parts-$3000.00
Transmission- $1000.00
Interior- $1100
Paint- $1800
Suspension- $1000.00
Wheels/Tires- $1100.00
And this is being conservative. Thanks for looking. Asking $4000 OBO. Contact me for more pics of what you want to see or if you want to view the car.
I will have windows installed if Buy It Now is accepted.

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