1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle 2 Door Sedan

Stock #B1527
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Benicia
Showroom
4,489
Mileage
Sedan
Body Style
3 Spd AutoStick
Transmission
cylinders 1588cc
Engine
··· 440844
VIN
Not Specified
Exterior
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Interior
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Located in our Benicia showroom, this 1971 Super Beetle was originally sold in San Francisco. It has the rare "Autostick" transaxle that doesn't require a clutch to shift gears. The current owned purchased it 12 years ago and it has been conscientiously maintained and always garaged. The Super Beetle is an improved version of the standard Beetle, introduced by Volkswagen in 1971. The Beetle convertible after 1970 was based on the Super Beetle. The standard Beetle sedan continued to be sold in the US alongside the Super Beetle sedan. The Super Beetle sedan was also known as the 1302 sedan until 1973, when it became the 1303 sedan.The improvements featured in the Super Beetle included a flat trunk floor, flat placement of the spare tire in a recessed well, and a relocated and reshaped gas tank, resulting in a phenomenal 86% increase in trunk space. These changes were made possible by the adoption of a MacPherson strut suspension in the front instead of the traditional Beetle torsion bar suspension. This suspension vastly improved the ride quality.Supers handle very well. They have a smaller turning radius, more precise steering, a better ride, and a longer wheelbase (3 inches), all due to the MacPherson strut suspension. They have much more trunk space.Supers use many components, especially forward of the doors, that are different from Standards. For instance: front inner and outer fenders; trunk lid; windshield (from 1973 on); steering; front suspension; apron and trunk floor. In addition the floor pan has an additional structural member welded to the front of the pan to accommodate the different steering and suspension. For practical use, Supers are best because of their extra space and better ride (when properly maintained), while still retaining most of the classic look and feel of a Beetle, especially for the general public. They drive well in modern traffic where good high speed handling is important.

Benicia
Showroom
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510
707-748-4000
Benicia
Showroom
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510
707-748-4000