1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1600. By the end of the 1960s, the Beetle was struggling to keep up with the competition, it’s cute looks and quirky ways no longer being enough to keep abreast of the competition from Europe and Japan. VW’s answer was the Super Beetle of 1971, introduced with a host of safety and comfort mods. Along with a longer wheelbase to give a more stable ride, it also got front disc brakes, improved steering and Macpherson strut suspension that improved the handling and doubled the luggage capacity. Crash safety was improved while both front and rear screens were enlarged for better visibility. Outside, it had a lengthened bonnet, fatter wings, a redesigned engine lid and bigger ‘Elephant feet’ rear lights. Power came from a new 1,300cc engine or, for the more sporting driver, a 1,600cc flat-four of ‘twin port’ induction design with a higher final drive ratio. It was the last of the Beetles to be manufactured in Wolfsburg, Germany, before production moved to Yugoslavia in 1974. This car has been beautifully restored by the last owner over a four year period, with a complete body off rebuild taking place. All panels were replaced and a new 1600cc engine was fitted. The leather upholstery was installed by a Rolls Royce trimmer and the end result is stunning. We have a large history file containing bills and invoices for lots of the new parts fitted and old MOT certificates dating back to 1976. The VW drives just as good as it looks and will grace any private collection, car show or rally field. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit cards accepted. Part exchange welcome. Please call or email for further information. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or visit our website www.morseclassics.co.uk.
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