Kubota Counterweight: 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Diesel

When you see a Beetle with a giant engine cover sticking out the back, you have to assume it is covering some made V8 or a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine taken from a hot hatch…but you wouldn’t expect a power downgrade. NO. Nobody would expect an industrial diesel from a piece of farm equipment with 39 horsepower to hang out the back of a Beetle. But, the question on everybody’s mind is; Does it wheelie? Probably lifts the front end with the engine off when low on fuel. Find this 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Diesel offered for $4,350 in Saucier, MS via tractorface bookbook.

From the seller:

1973 Volkswagen beetle
Listed a day ago in Saucier, MS
About This Vehicle
Driven 20,000 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Red · Interior color: Black
Fuel type: Diesel
Good condition
Clean title
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.

Seller’s Description
What a unique car. Its a 1973.5 Beetle with a kubota model v2203 diesel engine fully integrated into the car. Original 4 speed manual from VW … Amazing MPG … imagine owning a fun cruiser car that gets better MPG than a Prius … Too may details to mention in an ad but happy to tell you all you want to know. All kinds of new parts ect.

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