I was wavering between featuring a derelict Valiant Wagon and a sub $2k BMW 5-series when my teenage kid found this next car and suggested that I feature it because “it is awesome”. That fact is undeniable, but it is also expensive and completely unpractical as a family commuter to do things like carpool to soccer practice and all of the things normal people do with cars. But this isn’t a site for normal people, and Friday the 13th fell on a Saturday this month (today!), so enjoy this Subaru powered 1973 Volkswagen Baja Beetle offered for $18,900 buy-it-now or make offer in New Smyrna Beach, FL via ebay.
I’m not sure exactly what it would cost to build a vehicle that would be competitive at a official SCORE (So Cal Off Road Enthusiasts) Class 5/1600 race event…but I have to assume it’d be a lot more than the asking price on this next vehicle. But that is the way the chip crumbles in used racing vehicles, and the builder’s loss is the buyer’s gain. This Baja Bug is only an awesome racing paint job (flames? numbers? stickers? — yes, yes, yes) away from getting you evicted from your condo association. Find this 1969 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $10,000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle is a famously cheap car to drive around…probably because the engineering is simple, parts are cheap, and everything is fixable by a DIY mechanic. Things don’t change much when you raise it 50 feet in the air and put disc brakes all around to make it a Baja Bug…except that it […]
In the past few weeks I’ve been to SEMA and to the LA Auto Show (more on that in a later post) and it got me thinking about show cars for this week’s Thursday Twister…the quiz with a twist. Find the best ex-SEMA (or other Hot-Rod) show car for sale on the interwebs. Be prepared […]
In the world of reverse engine swaps, I love nothing more than an electric swap where at first glance it seems like a good idea (torque in off-road situations is good), but through further analysis…the consequences of running out of juice involves death via exposure. Find this 1968 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Baja offered for $10,000 in […]
It seems most Type 1 Beetles that still go clackity-clack around the neighborhood are either clean/original show cars or converted into “Baja” style monsters. Baja-izing your Beetle involves adding a heavy dose of off-road capability in the form of added ground clearance, cut (or flared) fenders, roll over protection, giant tires, and (of course) more […]
The Volkswagen Beetle is the best selling car of all times, with over 21 million of the air cooled freeway clogging tweedledee-exahust-note menaces leaving dozens of VW factories around the globe. Most Beetles have long been cleared from the road due to careless owners, structural rust & accidents caused by miserable handling characteristics, and a […]
The Volkswagen Beetle is regularly transformed into an off-road post-apocalypse survival vehicle and jumped over sand dunes, but the pretty-boy Karmann-Ghia version is usually kept on the street and we don’t know why. Break all the rules with this 1974 Karmann-Ghia Baja coupe for sale in Tiflon, GA (not HI as it says in the […]
The Volkswagen Beetle has been subjected to all sorts of customizations over the years, but the Baja Bug is clearly the favorite of the torch wielding redneck. Add some flared fenders, big sand or mud tires, raise the suspension and the Beetle goes from a budget family transporter to a budget rally and dune machine. […]