1965 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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Best Selling Car In The World For Many Reasons. by Adam
 — My 1965 Herbie is my pride and joy. We bought him in August 2008. He is believed to have had only one owner until 2006 in Texas. In 2006 he was imported to the UK and was put on display in a private... Read More
A Thrill And A Classic by Belugadriver
 — I own a Java Green 1965 VW beetle with the standard 1200 40 hp motor. I love this car. She is 100% stock and a hoot to drive. The only draw back is the lack of some type of forced air when the wea... Read More
Spunky Low End Torque by Kim
 — Our beetle was so cute and had a lot of guts. It can go where jeeps can't follow and the rear wheel drive is great in the snow. Requires a lot of work as they age, but with new king pins and a rebuilt... Read More

1965 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1965 Volkswagen Beetle

For the first time in a long time, the 1965 Volkswagen Beetle actually looked a little different than its predecessors. That was due primarily to the fact that VW enlarged the Beetle's windows and windshield, which helped improve outward visibility for drivers and passengers. And helping to keep passengers warm was a more efficient heater, operated by levers on the dashboard rather than knobs. Seats were also more contoured for greater comfort.

In addition, windshield wipers were more powerful, the engine hatch opened with a push-button handle, the sun visors swiveled, and the rear seats folded down to provide additional storage room.

As in previous years, the '65 Beetle was powered by a 40-horsepower, four-cylinder, 1200cc (1.2-liter) aluminum-magnesium engine, which was linked to a four-speed manual transmission. The vehicle also came with independent front suspension and telescopic shock absorbers.

Other standard features for the '65 Beetle 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.


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