Type LS1: 1969 Volkswagen Beetle V8

“What this Beetle needs is an injection of LS V8 power” — said no person ever. The Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle is a classic that needs little introduction, but I will give you the highlights — production started in Germany in 1938 and ended in Mexico in 2003, during which time over 21 million examples were assembled.  Find this 1969 Volkswagen Beetle V8 offered for $7,500 near Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On.

Love or hate the Volkswagen Beetle, but without its tweedly-peedley flat-4, it seems a bit flat.  Dropping an LS1 V8 under the hood of a Beetle is a bit like replacing the lead singer from Journey with Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.  You could stuff your Thanksgiving turkey with a bottle of Sriracha chili sauce but…why?

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