In all my years to automotive meandering, I’ve never owned a Beetle. But if I did, it would look something like this next thing. I don’t mind the drop spindle look, the roof rack is ready for a Christmas tree, and the 10-foot paint doesn’t scare me in the least. But I’d probably end up installing a 2500 cc stroker motor, hacking off the fenders, and turning it into a Baja Bug before crashing it in the desert…so it’s probably best that I’ve never owned a Beetle. Find this 1966 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $5800 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.
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.
I’ve never had much more than a passing desire to own a Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle that wasn’t transmogrified into some kind of dune buggy or monster truck. I guess I’d prefer an earlier version because they have a more classic look, but the newer ones have more amenities and performance (today’s Beetle even has functioning factory stock A/C). This next one looks like a 1970s Super Beetle, but it is actually a Mexican import built in a factory in 1993. Amazing when you consider the type 1 design was first released in 1938. Find this 1994 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle offered for $7,900 in Delary Beach, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
One of my only automotive acquisition regrets is the time I turned down an offer for a free Volkswagen Beetle. It was actually two Beetles, but the parts were in boxes and the body was separated from the pan and my ability to assembled one working Beetle from the assorted boxes/bags/piles was questionable given the other projects I was also nursing along…so the Beetle went to someone else to store the pieces of another automotive jigsaw puzzle. However, today’s next feature seems like a much shorter putt to get your Vee-Dub itch scratched. Find this 1967 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $3,000 in Vernonia, OR via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
I was going to apologize for posting yet another kit car on the pages of DT, but then I remembered two of my New Years Resolutions that weren’t obliterated by COVID19 — 1) I wasn’t going to apologize to anybody for anything and 2) I was gonna post more kit cars on DT. So, here is an unapologetic and enthusiastic feature for a Vokaro, the vokiest kit car you’ll see sitting on a Bug frame. Find this 1974 Volkswagen Vokaro Kit Car bidding for $4150 in Ogden, UT via eBay with 2 days to go.
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 […]
Why have I been featuring so many kit cars these days? Is wanting to drive a home built car that looks like a crappy version of something awesome a lesser known symptom of coronavirus? I thought I was coughing from the fumes from this leaky Volkswagen engine, but maybe its the COVID?? Is it social […]
The next vehicle falls into the classic category of the love/hate or love-to-hate cars…and I’m not entirely sure how to react. It appears that someone has taken the rear end of a Beetle and put it on the front…or maybe just moved the frunk at such an angle as to LOOK like the rear…and then […]
While I’ve personally never joined the aircooled VW club, I’ve always thought the correct way to do it is with something like a customized or kit-car style Beetle. I don’t have anything against the roly poly shape of the type 1…but I feel that something like a Boonie Bug or a Sterling would be more […]
The Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle is a famously cheap car to drive around…mostly because the engineering is simple, parts are cheap, and everything is fixable by a DIY mechanic. Throw that all away with this next Beetle because it is powered by a watercooled Subaru 4-banger. Find this 1974 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle offered for $7,500 […]