1974 VW Sun Bug 1.6L convertible for sale
1974 VW German Sun Bug 1.6L Left Hand Drive convertible
Made by VW in Germany for the American market, this is a matching numbers car that has been well maintained.
In the North American market, a limited-edition Sun Bug was introduced as a standard Beetle or Super Beetle. Both were finished in metallic gold and featured styled-steel 4.5 in (110 mm)-wide sport wheels. Inside were brown corduroy and leatherette seats, loop-pile carpet, and padded four-spoke deluxe steering wheel.
The show piece of the Bettle family, is the convertible (available on special order) The convertible has been designed by Karmann and assembled by them at their coach works in Osnabruck. The hand finished and fitted folding convertible top has three layers of material giving complete water-tight and weather proof protection. Keeping the wind out and the heat in if required.
The Convertible is just as fast as the 1303S because it is powered by the same 1600cc, 50bhp (DIN) engine and just as steady because it has the same chassis and independant all-round suspension. Top and cruising speed for the convertible is 81mph and has a fuel consumption of 30mpg. Extras at no extra charge were an electric clock, cigarette lighter, reclining seats, rubber bumper strips, chrome stone guards, twin reversing lights, two speed air blower, a lockable glove compartment, Rosewood grained dash inlay, padded sports steering wheel with the feel of leather, Mocca carpeting, special sports road wheels and of course the revolutionary computer diagnosis test socket.
The introduction of an all steel top frame (wooden bows on a steel frame were used previously) came in 1972 with the Super Beetles. Production of the sedan was discontinued in 1975, and the construction of the cabriolet ceased in 1979. The one thing that remained the same for every convertible throughout production was the running boards.