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1970 VW Convertible

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Type: Convertible
Year: 1970
Mileage: 138,000
VIN: 1502958636
Color: Yellow
Engine: 4 cyl Air Cooled
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: yellow trim/black upholstery
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Edenton, North Carolina, United States

1970 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Additional Info:

Basic Information

This is a "relisting" - successful buyer could not pay for this VW!


Reserve: I have set a very reasonable reserve taking into account that the new owner will have to spend time installing all of the "new" materials.


I have taken photos of some of the major replacement parts, e.g.

New – Seat Upholstery/ all Carpeting/ Door Panels/ Top cover

Other parts/spares include original rear window, original rear driver’s side quarter window with new track to be installed, top seals, and so much more.

The spares will be packed and labeled accordingly.

Service/Purchase Records

I have available all service/parts documentation.

Reference Books & Resources

· Haynes Repair Manual 1954 – 1979

· How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle

· VW Official Service Manual

· Original Owner’s Manual

My Experience

What a FUN car!

It starts, it runs, the Transmission (4 Speed) is smooth, no slippage in the clutch. It’s a driver. You can drive and restore at the same time.

Since this car is registered as an Antique car, I have only driven it on special occasions as well as to keep it fresh.

The Body

The original floor pan had some pin holes, otherwise is was in good condition.. I fiberglassed the entire interior floor pan.

A portion of the luggage compartment was rusted out. I have cut out around the rusted area, treated it, and installed aluminum sheeting. A replacement luggage section is available online.d.

The tire well has a small section that has rusted through.

The Top

The top frame hinge areas were replaced with new ones and welded in place.

Top has been removed, the top frame restored in preparation for a new top. To keep the cost down, I planned to install only a vinyl top, without the intermediate horse hair liner and interior liner. I have had several convertibles that only had a vinyl/canvas top. Not only is it less expensive, but also it makes the top opening/closing easier with less weight.

The paint is good, not exceptional. There are some small surface rust spots that can be repaired easily.

The Engine

Great! Starts every time. Runs smooth and fast.


Virtually all systems function.

Original radio AM/FM works poorly. Needs attention. Suspect the speaker needs to be replaced.

Why am I selling it?

This has been a long term “work in progress!” We have bought a new home and my time is spent in remodeling it. Just no more time to continue to work on my fun VW!

VW Tow Bar

I have a tow bar that is designed especially for this classic VW. This is included with the VW.

Important Stuff!

· Bidding

o DO NOT BID if you don’t intend to buy the car if you are the successful bidder.

o NO BIDS will be accepted from any bidder that has negative feedback.

o If you have "ZERO" feedback, please talk to me before bidding.

· Questions?

o ASK any and all questions, before bidding. I want to answer any and all questions you may have about my 1970 VW Convertible.

· Reservations

o I reserve the right to cancel this listing before it ends.

· Payment

o Non-refundable deposit of $500 in the form of a Cashier’s Check or Money Order is required within 3 days after the closing of the bidding.

o Balance due in the form of (1) Cash or (2) a Cashier’s Check upon delivery at its current location. The title will be held until the Cashiers Check is cleared.

This car is sold “as is” “where is.” There is no expressed or implied warranty.

Thanks for looking at my listing….

On May-23-17 at 15:37:23 PDT, seller added the following information:ADDITONAL INFORMATION:
The true mileage is not known. The odometer reads 138K. The odometer does not go over 100K, and one may assume that the original mileage is as viewed.On May-24-17 at 06:02:43 PDT, seller added the following information: