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November 15th 2019 Update – The seller of this very red VW Squareback deleted their Craigslist, so we’re calling this one sold!
Posted recently on Craigslist in Red Hook, New Jersey is this three-owner, driver quality 1968 Volkswagen Squareback the current caretaker is asking $9,000 for. While that may seem high given the patina, this is one of those collector cars you likely won’t lose money on as The NADA Online Collector Car Valuation Tool currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail valuation range for these Type 3 VWs at $12,850, $21,900, and $37,800, respectively.
While Volkswagen produced its Type 3 Squareback from 1961 to 1973, the company did not begin importing the two-door wagons 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. In 1974 Volkswagen replaced the Type 3s with the water-cooled, front wheel drive B1 Passat, better known as the Dasher in North America.
The third owner of this red over gray cloth Squareback reports his VW comes complete with service records, a clean title, and the original manuals. As the high resolution pictures confirm, the paint on this Squareback is less than perfect, but these days patina is in, especially on air cooled VWs such as this example. The seller also reports the floor boards on his car are “clean” so we assume that means rust free. Interestingly, the seller provides three video links of his road trip adventures in his Squareback:
If you like driving at a relaxed pace, being hot in the summer, cold all winter, and getting more attention that you ever thought possible everywhere you go, then this Type 3 may be just the car for you. Good luck with the purchase!
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