Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio, 1972


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{{ $t('Seller') }} H2H
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{{ $t('City') }} Lasne
{{ $t('Country') }} Belgium
{{ $t('Make') }} Volkswagen
{{ $t('Model') }} Beetle Cabrio
{{ $t('Year') }} 1972
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{{ $t('VIN') }} 1532012656

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This 1972 Volkswagen 1303 LS cabrio, also known as "SuperBeetle",is finished in Texas Yellow (10B) with a black soft top over a black vinyl interior, and it is powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four paired to a four-speed manual transaxle. The 1303, better known in America as the SuperBeetle, has a number of modern details. The larger windscreen is panoramic and the indicators are mounted on the front bumper. It was fully restored in the recent past and is in absolutely sublime condition. The bodywork, paintwork and chrome detailing are all superb. Equipment includes the original radio and steering wheel, 15″ steel chrome wheels, and chrome bumpers and trim. This Volkswagen Beetle was originally delivered in Germany. Next it was imported into Italy. The car was acquired by the selling dealer in 2015. It was completely restored in 2011 by a renowned car restorer (PAT - Nivelles, Belgium).


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The 1303 sedan was built from 08-1972 until 07-1975 and the 1303 cabriolet until 01-1980. The Superbeetle has a MacPherson front suspension, a shorter turning circle (despite the wheelbase being 20 cm longer) and about double the usable luggage space (260 litres instead of 140 litres) under the front lid. The latter was due to the better positioning of the spare wheel. The spare wheel is laid flat in a Superbeetle, which is possible because there is no front axle in the way. The Superbeetle has very specific options which are specific to the year it was built. For the 1972 1303 version this includes: -Dashboard made entirely of plastic - Speed-adjustable fan (option) - Other rear mudguards - Shorter boot lid without VW logo - The push button of the boot unlocking mechanism is made of plastic - The petrol valve lock from the inside is deleted - Bulging windscreen (42% larger than 1302) - Larger rear lights (Elephant feet) - Seats mounted differently - Handbrake and gear lever moved to the rear - 1303 got a 1300 engine and 1303S a 1600 engine - Oilbath airfilter replaced by a paper airfilter - Fuse box moved to the middle of the dashboard

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The exterior is said to have been refinished in correct Texas Yellow, and a replacement black convertible top was installed under previous ownership. Additional equipment includes black running boards, dual side mirrors, and chrome bumpers, headlight rings, and trim. A replacement steering wheel was installed, but the original comes with the vehicle. The car was 100% restored now 10 years ago. Some minor blemishes as visible, as depicted in the foto's. Overall the car is in very correct and nice condition.


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The seats and door panels are upholstered in black vinyl and accompanied by matching carpets. They are all in great condition as can be seen from the foto's in the gallery. The standard four-spoke steering wheel was replaced by a beautifull 3 spoke steering wheel. The standard Wolfsburg crest bearing original comes with the car. The five-digit odometer shows 18k kilometers, a handful of which were added by the selling dealer. and fronts a 160-kmph speedometer with an inset fuel gauge. There are some traces on the inside of the hood visible in the photos.


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The 1.6-liter flat-four is paired with a four-speed manual transmission, which sends the power to the rear wheels. The engine boasted 50 BHP, has a top speed of around 132 km/h and 0 - 100 km/h took around 18 seconds. The car weight is around 870 kg. The engine and gearbox were also fully restored, including new carburetors, exhaust and a new 4-speed gearbox with a long overdrive gear.


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The car comes with new battery, a new fuel pump, new set of brakes and tyres.

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A full documentation set, includes orginal maintenance booklets, maunal, a mileage ledger as well as some invoices. All are visible in the foto gallery.

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No additional costs to be expected

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Equipment includes black dashboard trim, the original radio, a 160 km/h speedometer, and an optinal extra 3 gauge view on the water and oil temperature, as well as RPM. Next the car comes with extrenal aerial antenna and a locking glove box.


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No - this SuperBeetle drives very well.

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The car is equipped with a replacement gearbox.

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