1963 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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This Is The Car I Want To Drive Indefinitely. I Love It. by sherwin99
 — I just love driving this car. Years ago (1960's) I had three of them (various years). About 7 tears ago I found a 1963 which was restored mechanically but otherwise was a real survivor. It was a on... Read More
Simple Easy To Repair by Yoshio
 — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling- good power but drum brakes were not tht powerful Build Quality - has it needed repairs-no squeaks/rattles -no Appearance - both interior and exterior sty... Read More
Best Car Ever. by Samuel
 — 1963 VW Bug. Adjustable Beam and Spring plates, BRM Wheels, L380 Turquoise, TMI Tan and sand Vinyl and tweed Interior, Stereo and subs installed, 1776 Waiting to go in. Cheap to work on and relatively... Read More

1963 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1963 Volkswagen Beetle

If you looked at the exterior of the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, you'd probably think it looked just like every other Beetle that had been produced for the past 10 years or so, and that not much had changed -- and essentially you'd be right. Volkswagen made only a few minor updates to the '63 Bug, and most of those were not visible to the untrained eye.

For example, the fan housing for the engine was redesigned, as were the muffler and heat exchanger. The optional sunroof got a folding handle, and the heating system was upgraded. New floor mats and window guides were also part of the '63 Beetle package.

But the truth is, the Beetle was selling well in the early 1960s, so why would VW want to mess with a good thing? The basic Beetle came with a 40-horsepower, four-cylinder, 1200cc (1.2-liter) aluminum-magnesium engine, as well as a four-speed transmission, independent front suspension and telescopic shock absorbers.

Other standard features included sun visors, coat hooks, assist straps, an automatic windshield washer, an overhead light, and luggage space under the front hood and in a three-foot carpeted compartment behind the rear seat. Plus, the Beetle was a distinctive vehicle that was fun to drive, economical to operate, and easy to maintain. And how could you possible improve upon that?


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