We are excited to offer this extremely cool, original paint, California blue plate Volkswagen Bug.
For many years, 2shores has been offering selected first grade examples of collectible automobiles. This original paint example is one of those!
The VW Beetle or Bug is without a doubt one of the world’s most recognizable cars. The 1973 VW Bug models featured significantly enlarged "elephant foot" tail lamps mounted in reshaped rear fenders. In the engine bay, the oil-bath air cleaner gave way to a dry element filter, and the generator was replaced with an alternator. The 1302/Super became the 1303 with a new taller wrap-around windscreen. The changes to the cowl and windshield resulted in slight redesign of the front hood. The instrument panel, formerly shared with the standard Beetle, was all-new and incorporated a raised speedometer pod, rocker-style switches and side-window defrosters. The limited-edition GSR (Gelb-Schwarzer Renner; German for "Yellow-Black Racer") was a 1303 S available only in Saturn Yellow paint equipped with special 5.5 in (140 mm) wide sport wheels fitted with 175/70-15 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 high-performance radial tires. Front and rear deck lids were finished in matte black, as was all exterior trim with the exception of the chrome headlamp bezels. Inside were corduroy and leatherette high-bolstered sport seats and a small diameter three-spoke steering wheel with padded leather rim and a small red VW logo on the bottom spoke. In North America, the GSR was sold as the Super Beetle Sports Bug. The North American model had body-color deck lids and was available in Marathon Blue Metallic in addition to Saturn Yellow. In some markets, the sport wheels (in both 4.5-inch and 5.5-inch widths), sport steering wheel and sport seats became available as stand-alone options.
Our car on offer is a 1973 standard Beetle, finished in all original Texas yellow. The paint on the car is 100% original and has never been touched up. This is a rust- and accident free California blue plate Beetle in remarkable condition. While the exterior has its share of nicks and scratches and even a few dents, it carries an amazing, original patina that is hard to find in any Beetles on the market today.
The car has been tastefully upgraded with original VW sport seats, a Momo steering wheel, short shifter and many more parts. A complete lis of upgrades in available on request. New carpets, door panels and headliner.
The mileage of the car is 93000 and believed to be the original mileage. The engine and transmission were rebuilt and have few miles on it. The car runs and drives very nice, handles very well and shifts great.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an all original paint, rust-free Beetle from dry and sunny California.
Spare and jack are included.
Please study all the photos closely to evaluate the condition of this car!
Located in Folsom, CA.
Pre purchase inspections welcomed!
Worldwide shipping gladly arranged!
Please contact us for further information!
Office US: 1-530-268-4737
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