Which Year Is It: 1971 or 1972 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Project – Sold!

Dec 2019 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday


Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Most barn find project listings we come across need you to supply a trailer to get the car back to your garage.  Here’s an example where you need to bring a flatbed for the car and the trailer its sitting on.  That’s the unique situation with this early seventies VW Beetle convertible listed on Craigslist in Manchester,  Maryland for the asking price of $600. 

As we said on a similar VW Beetle project we found in October,  if not used for parts this Bug has great potential for becoming a Rat Rod, beach buggy, Cal-Look, custom, or full restoration for an ambitious VW Enthusiast.  We’ll even add one to the mix:  rather than rebuild the air cooled flat four, we’d seriously consider converting this Beetle to electric power with either a kit readily available from EVWest or wait for Volkswagen to make their recently announced eClassics conversion kit available in the U.S.  While the distinctive flat four sound will be lost, the trade-off is performance the original car could never dream of.  Whichever path you choose to take with this Beetle, good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1971 – 1972 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. Has been sitting out in the weather and interior is in poor condition. Fenders, doors, hood and wheels can be salvaged for someone who is restoring their Beetle or a project car for someone to fully restore. Had 40k original miles on it.

Do you have a VW Beetle story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!


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