Presented here is a 1970 version of Volkswagen’s Type 3 Squareback the company offered from 1961 to 1973.  However, Volkswagen of America did not begin importing Squarebacks until 1966 in an effort to compete against Chevrolet’s air-cooled Corvair. Squarebacks utilized a low-profile version of Volkswagen’s rear-engined, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine, as well as body-on-chassis construction while featuring pontoon styling in contrast to the Beetle’s articulated fender and running board setup. The example presented here features the automatic transmission first offered in 1968.

We found this Ivory Cream-over-Red Leather example listed on Autotrader Classics by the private owner in February 2019 for the asking price of $17,500 or best offer. The private seller states that he has owned this car for the past six years as part of his extensive VW and Porsche collection. In addition to having the rare automatic transmission, this example features a completely redone interior now equipped with seat belts. The seller also states the roof rack is original to the car.

The seller provides a more detailed summary in his ad but we think this car will make a great cruiser to any local VW/air-cooled meet the new caretaker can be proud of. Good luck with the sale!