LS4 Rear Engine: 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

The re-imagined “New” Beetle was released for the 1998 model year on the Mark IV Golf platform. Unfortunately, it wasn’t much more than a less useable Golf, although it did sell well due to the goofy styling. Performance was meh at best and the rear-engine handing of the old Beetle was gone, but today’s New New Beetle is monster with a small block Chevy V8 shoved somewhere in the back. Find this 1999 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $12,500 in Parkersburg, WV via thesamba. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1999 Sleeper LS4 Powered VW Beetle Price: $12500
SLEEPER 1999 VW Beetle UPDATE !!! TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING. PRICE DROP !!!! professional build with a rear mounted LS4 motor and automatic transmission. Rotisserie built from the ground up. Four wheel power disc brakes, full set of gauges, leather seats, 3″ widened rear fenders, fresh very slick paint on rust free body, new, windshield, lights, tires and wheels, ect. Runs cool and it’s the talk at the car shows. Dare to be different!!

See a better way to drive something V8?