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Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Type: 2 Dr
Year: 1973
Mileage: 83,000
Color: Purple
Engine: Chevrolet 283
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gas
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Manal
Interior color: Silver/purple
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sheridan, Indiana, United States

1973 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Additional Info:

I just bought this a few days ago for $8000. Took the wife out for a ride, made a mistake and gave it a little gas and the wheels lifted off the ground and she started crying. Serious. Took her home and she's making me sell it. The engine and turbo run great. I was told this is a Chevrolet 283 V8 with corvette 202 heads and a probable 327 crank. I was going to put wheelie bars on this but it really is too fast for me. I'm 65 y.o and thought I could handle it but it really is a little much. It's gotta go and quick to please the wife. I was told this is old school and probably done 20-30 years ago. At one point it was left outside and the roof is faded. Multiple areas of surface rust as seen in the pics but areas are surface rust only. Interior is in fair-good shape. Just needs some love. I was gonna re paint it over the winter and terrorize Indy in the spring but that is not going to happen. All gauges work but tach is disconnected as seller did not know how to calibrate it but it works. Tach can be reconnected in seconds as wiring in place. I will try to have previous seller here when you pick up but no promises as he's a mechanic and knows a lot more than me. Clear title. Someone has spent hundreds of hours on this. I have driven this once. No joy rides or test rides as I'm not letting you take this out until you have paid for it. I'm not allowed back in it and your not going to drive it till you pay for it. Complete roll bar package. Has heat so should be a riot in the snow if you've got the balls.
If you don't buy this car then you can wait years before the next similar one is on ebay or you can spend a few hundred hours and build one yourself. Probably gonna cost you more so why waste the time? Just needs some cosmetics and stun the crowd at your next cars and coffee show. I have a perfect, no negative, 3500+ rating. I am telling you all I know about this. This car is NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED. If your balls don't drag the floor when you walk, DO NOT BUY THIS CAR. If you are in the area, you can preview the car. NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT. YOU MUST CALL ME PRIOR TO A BUY IT NOW OR BEST OFFER. I don't need the money and will not sell this to just anyone. If I'm not comfortable in your age/car knowledge over the phone I have the right to not sell you the car. This car in the wrong hands will kill. I don't want that on my conscious. ANY INTERESTED BUYERS PLEASE CALL 317-441-3231 before you buy. I'm 20 miles NW of Indianapolis, IN. This car has not been driven on a regular basis so I do not recommend driving this home. It runs great but should be gone over by someone with the knowledge to make the car safe and dependable. A $500 non refundable deposit is required by paypal immediately with full payment due with one week following close of auction. You can have a couple weeks to transport the car. I own over 40 cars and frequently use montway.com. Use my zip code 46069 to get an online estimate. Very satisfied with this transporter.
Addt info from the previous owner/mechanic:Motor is "FRESH". Says it's like new inside. He's not sure if it's stroked/bored but suspects it is. Rocker arm studs have been pinned. No smoke from the engine as it was done right. Says the motor is worth what I'm asking for the car. New clutch and pressure plate. High rev lifters. Double roller timing chain. 5 rib bus 4 speed transmission. Bus front suspension. Tub and full tube frame incorporated. Rochester quadrajet 4 barrel carb. GM HEI electronic ignition. Front disc and rear drum brakes. Manual brake booster. Battery disconnect. Rajay Turbocharger. Note: Rajay is a US company that makes aircraft turbos only today. Martin Turbo System. Turbo system in perfect tune with the motor. Starts right up. No hesitation. Nice loud (but not too loud) throaty sound. Turbo system from the 60's-70's for a nice, rare, old school look with suburb performance.
Please do not buy this car if you don't know what you are buying. Examine the pictures closely. There are multiple surface rust areas as seen in the pics. Should be an easy fix. Motor and Turbo runs great. You can come by for a preview but if you do a buy it now or a best offer YOU ARE BUYING THE CAR. I don't have time for whiners or tire kickers. This is a great car for the money and is a real head turner.
Just got a text from an interested party that stated, "I'm 17 and live for speed." Lol. You can't make this shit up. As mentioned above, selling to a responsible party only.
Thanks,Gerald 317-441-3231