1966 Volkswagen Beetle
Coupe Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056
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Classic Car Overview
Very clean original car with one repaint in original color. Beautiful original interior. Everything works, including factory AM radio. Nice little Beetle that drives well, looks great, and has a lot of charm. Easy to love!
Pearl White is this Beetle’s original color, and it has been
repainted in just the right off-white tone in the not-so-distant past. The
quality of the rest of the car suggests that the freshening didn’t need more
than some fresh paint and we can see no evidence of rust issues or previous
accident damage. It looks older than it is, and perhaps that’s the appeal—an old
car that looks genuinely old. This one also carries a lot of fresh chrome that
sparkles against the white paint and includes accessories like the bumper
guards, window visors, and radio antenna. Out back, you’ll see a correct ‘1300’
emblem that tells you about the engine underneath, as well as a Jenkins-Wynne
dealership badge—based out of Nashville, TN, they were the biggest VW dealer in
the southeast and they’re still in business today. This Beetle lived most of
its life down south, which is surely why the sheetmetal is so clean.
The red vinyl interior is almost entirely original and in
fantastic condition throughout. The bucket seats are still firm and
comfortable, but worn in just enough that you don’t feel like you’re going to
slide off like with the modern foam. Original carpets are a little threadbare
in the high-traffic areas, but it would be a mistake to replace them, and the factory
headliner remains taut and unmarked—nice! Controls are, of course, brutally
simple, with a big steering wheel and an early instrument panel with separate
speedometer and fuel gauge to the right. There’s also an original Sapphire 111 transistor
radio in the center of the dash and it works properly. In fact, everything
works: lights, signals, horn, all of it. Seat belts were added at some point
and they use correct Wolfsburg buckles for an OEM look and the back seat looks
almost completely unused. The forward trunk is still tidy, with a full-sized
spare and correct mat and cover to finish it.
The 1285 cc flat four needs no introduction. Sure, the 48
horsepower it makes isn’t terribly impressive but that’s not the point. It’s
gutsy, energetic, and that cheerful whistling sound it makes is famous around
the world. It’s impossible not to smile when you drive this car, and it isn’t
about the speed. It’s neatly finished, although not detailed for show, and it’s
always nice to find a Beetle that’s completely stock rather than filled with
aftermarket gear. In 1966, the Beetle was still using a 6-volt electrical
system, but please don’t let that scare you—it cranks over and fires just fine.
All the factory ducts and heater tubes are in place, the heavy-duty air cleaner
is wearing its original decal, and there are signs of conscientious maintenance
throughout. Turn the key and it fires easily and idles well, and once it warms
up it scoots around energetically without any hiccups or bad behavior. A traditional
exhaust system maintains the factory sound.
Underneath you can see that the floor pan is in excellent
shape and shows no rust or patching in the past. There are no modifications, so
it rides and handles like it should and there are few restored cars that drive
as nicely as a well-preserved original. The brakes have been recently serviced
with new hoses and wheel cylinders, and the axles look fairly fresh, too. Factory
steel wheels are painted to match and carry 165SR15 Michelin radials that look
Extras include some service manuals and catalogs, as well as
a box of spare parts including gaskets, ductwork, and more.
There’s an undeniable charm to the Beetle. Parts are still
plentiful and since they were designed to be easy to maintain, anyone can feel
at home under the hood today. If you had one or if you’ve always wanted one,
this one will make you feel right at home. Call today!
For more details and photos, please visit
Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or
professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.
Classic Car ID101354791
Transmission4 Speed Manual
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