BaT Turn-Away: ’71 VW Squareback – $35,000 RNM

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October 20, 2021 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $35,000, so we’ve moved this 1971 Volkswagen Squareback Street Machine to our “Rides Still Available” page. Click the blue “Buy Now or Make an Offer” button below to navigate to the bid page where once registered, you can select the “Buy Now” option or enter a realistic counter offer we can present to the private seller.

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Our latest BaT Turn-Away auction is this custom 1971 Volkwagen Sqareback Street Machine we are proud to feature in an online reserve-style auction on behalf of the seller. Bidding opened Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Noon and continues for fourteen consecutive days ending Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.

The customized 1971 Volkswagen Squareback currently resides in the Loveland, Colorado area.

Brent, the builder and seller of this customized 1971 Volkswagen Sqareback, provided the following description in his own words:
“I built this car from the ground up. It was 100% disassembled, sandblasted, completely epoxied in and out. All cavities were thoroughly waxed for corrosion protection. I shaved the door handles, installed keyless entry, custom center console, removed the post for 3rd window on quarters, and stretched the quarter windows. I shaved the rear license pocket, built a custom roll pan, shaved the front license plate mount, installed a completely new engine 1904 CC’s, dual webers, new fuel lines, new brake lines, new drums and shoes, new pads and rotors, new steering box, new steering stabilizer, new inner and outer tie rods, and bushings for the front beam and the bearings on all four corners have been replaced. The transmission got a new clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel resurfaced, but nothing is internally done, except change fluid. Third gear does occasionally pop out under acceleration, and I believe it is the synchro. “Black Betty” as we call her, is gorgeous and more beautiful in person. I finished her in 2015. She’s been to a couple of car shows, gets driven rarely, and I have put less than 1000 miles on her since completion. It’s time for her to go to a new home as I am off to other adventures. “

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here. Please keep in mind you are bidding on a customized, on-off Volkswagen Squareback, so the reserve price is somewhat a reflection of its you-cannot-replicate-it-for-this-amount rather than comparing to nicely restored-to-stock examples.

If you have any questions about this customized Volkswagen Sqareback, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!


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