1972 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Coupe Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056
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Classic Car Overview
1786 original miles (not a misprint). Known ownership history back to new. Extremely well preserved, very correct, so accurate it’s still sitting on its original tires. Window sticker, manuals, tools, and more. The best!
It seems that after a certain point, driving this remarkable specimen seemed like the wrong thing to do, so it remains extremely well preserved and in entirely original condition. The paint is factory code L30B, “Kasan Red,” and it remains in fantastic shape—say what you want about Beetles being cheap, but it certainly was not reflected in the quality of their construction. There’s still a great shine to the finish, zero evidence of rust or accident repair, and as always, original paint means no nasty surprises hiding underneath. As you would expect, panel gaps are exemplary and the doors close with a remarkably solid-sounding THUD. You’ll also note that the chrome and stainless trim is original, and aside from some very minor signs of age on the bumpers, it’s excellent throughout. Although there are a few extremely minor signs of age (light polishing marks, primarily), this is surely as close to a new 1972 Volkswagen as you will find.
The black leatherette interior is likewise as new with
extremely crisp detailing on the seats that reproduction seat covers can’t
quite match. Carpets, door panels, and the dash pad are in as-new condition and
it’s obvious that this car has never been stored outdoors or in the sun.
Controls are simple and options are few, but they all work, including the factory-installed
AM radio in the center of the dash. The seat belts might look curious to some
onlookers, but we have verified that they are correct and original to the car. Rubber
floor mats have protected the carpets from new and all the weather seals remain
supple so it seals up quite well. The forward trunk is beautifully detailed
with a correct rubber mat, under which you will find the original never-used
spare tire whose air is used to power the windshield washer system.
The engine is the original 1585 cc air-cooled flat-four and
it can serve as a blueprint for future restorers. Every clip, every hose, every
marking is completely intact making it an accurate representation of how this
car looked when it was new. The gold cadmium plating on the various components
is still bright, the distinctive Bosch ignition components look like new, and
all the heater ducts are in place—that alone should be worth studying by
someone putting their own car back together. It also runs like new, starting
easily and making those distinctive VW sounds. It has been correctly maintained
all its life, with fluid changes at appropriate intervals, but we suspect that
even the air filter inside that metal housing is original to the car. It
doesn’t need anything serviced to be driven immediately, but you and I both
know long drives aren’t in this particular Beetle’s future.
Underneath, it is likewise beautifully preserved and
entirely original. The pans are excellent with a light dusting of
dealer-applied undercoating and the hardware is largely as the factory
intended. There’s some surface scale on the heavy metal parts and exhaust
system, but that was likely there moments after it came off the boat in Toledo,
Ohio in late 1971. Obviously rust is a non-issue on a car like this and while
the components are original, none of them are deteriorated or in need of
replacement. You will note original factory markings on the brake and
suspension components, original cotter pins in the steering linkage, and
factory flex tubing for the heater. Original 15-inch steel wheels are unmarked
and carry original hubcaps and factory-installed 5.60-15 Continental tires
which are fast approaching their 50th birthday.
Documentation includes the window sticker, a complete set of
manuals, title history (with a series of ACTUAL MILEAGE titles), brochures,
receipts, and more. It also includes a full tool roll and a set of accessory
wheel trim rings that have never been installed.
Remarkable survivors like this with extraordinarily low
mileage are always exciting finds. The opportunity to study their factory
details, the remarkable chain of loving owners, and the window into exactly
what these cars were like nearly 50 years ago make this Super Beetle a
wonderful find for the dedicated VW enthusiast. Other super low mileage Beetles
have already changed hands for considerably more than we’re asking for this
one, suggesting that serious collectors prize authenticity above almost
everything else. Highly correct, beautifully preserved, and offering an
appealing combination of great history and bright color, this is an opportunity
to own a genuinely special Beetle. Call today!
For more details and photos, please visit www.HarwoodMotors.com
Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or
professional inspections of any car in our inventory.
Classic Car ID101318616
Transmission4 Speed Manual
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