1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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Chunky by Jeff
 — This is my third bug, and she's probably the one I have the most affection for! I bought her in Cornwall, England. And over the last four years I've slowly been restoring her, she's now lowered to th... Read More
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1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen made a few minor improvements to its popular Beetle (over 15 million sold!) for 1972. The smog control system was upgraded, for instance, and a new steering column with a collapsible safety feature was added.

But the biggest news was the introduction of the limited-edition Baja Bug, which came with a  dealer-installed package that included walnut dash trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, exterior side stripes, Bosch halogen driving lights, alloy wheels, and special exhaust pipes. The Super Beetle was also available for 1972.

The standard Beetle came with the 1600 four-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generated 60 horsepower, as well as a dual braking system, four-wheel independent suspension, and a flow-through ventilation system. In addition, standard features included seat belts for the driver and passengers, two-speed windshield wipers with a pneumatic washer system, swiveling sun visors, coat hooks, assist straps, folding rear seats, and luggage space under the front hood and in a three-foot carpeted compartment behind the rear seats. A convertible top was optional.


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Volkswagen Beetle Questions


Wipers Are Very Slow

Is there a aftermarket wiper Motor with washer assembly kit available

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Value Of 1972 Vw Beetle Convertible

Fully restored with rebuilt engine 1000 miles since restore 2001 CONVERTIBLE

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Genarator On My 1972 Vw

Just replaced my generator and I don't think I did it right. I tryed starting it and it made a sound like the fan was rubbing so I turned it off fast. I went back over the shims and everything an...

7 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Hard To Get Gears,after Pipe Change

I've a 72 semi-auto, I removed a pipe to replace going from the auto in the top left going to the side,when I took it off I heard air being released or being sucked in, now I've replaced the new pip...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

What Type Of Brake Fluid Do I Use For A 1972 Sedan?

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