Cheap Project: 1972 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback

The Volkswagen Squareback is a wagon variant of the popular Type 3 platform, which was a shared floorpan that used Type 1 Beetle (and Type 14 Karmann Ghia and Type 2 Bus) parts to build rear-engine air-cooled Notchback, Fastback, and Squareback. It is funny to think that 50 years ago Volkswagen was this tremendous builder of economy cars that were interesting and different from the mainstream, but today it owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Porsche — and it mostly sells boring same-as-everybody-else-but-marketed-different junk. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing bad about being the largest seller of vehicles in the world, but where did all the aircooled fun stuff go? Find this 1972 Volkswagen Squareback offered for $2700 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

fuel: gas
odometer: 80000
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1972 VW Squareback – DOES NOT RUN

Picked it up wanting to fix the motor but school and work got in the way and I don’t have the time like I wanted to have to work on it.

It’s a complete car and was running and driving for the last owner but it dies on the freeway on them, there could be a couple of things broken on it but i’m thinking the bottom end is seized

There is some damage on the passenger side but it’s a clean title!

I’m kind of firm on the price but shoot me an offer!

See a better way to drive something air cool?