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
My Highschool Hot Rod by Gabriel
 — This was the car that started it all. I learned how to fix, and modify cars with this girl. i must have polished the paint off of this one. she was so much fun, small and nimble, and feisty. I rem... Read More
A Little Go-getter Bug, Can Fit Into Any Space - Dig It! by buggalou
 — Only dislike was the old Solex carb not working well, once replaced, Buggalou has plenty of get-up & Go! The car had been sitting for a while and I kept passing by it day after day, it had a for sale ... Read More

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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Wurm1950
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What Causes Backfiring In 72 Bug?

I have just had my EARLY 72 bug brought back to life. hasn't run since 2005. It's awesome! But it just started backfiring! What causes that? HELP! Thanks much for any feedback you can give me.....Sara...

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JETaylor
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Why Does My 1972 Beetle Keep Cutting Out?

I've recently bought a VW Beetle. Unfortunately I can't get the thing to go! She will drive for about 2km to 5km max, then it feels like the accelerator has no power behind it. Shortly afterwards, t...

59 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
smotleysmith
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How Can I Tell Where Gas Is Leaking From Underneath My 1972 Vw Beetle?

I have had a slow gas leak for several weeks now and have been unable to pinpoint the source. I was parked on an incline (nose up) yesterday and lost approximately 1/4 of a tank of gas. Any suggesti...

32 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)
marc197213
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What Do The Two Levers Do That Are Inbewteen The Gear Shifter On A 1972 Bee...

74 views with 2 answers (last answer 8 months ago)
Kmac11
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I've Got A 1972 Beetle, I Bought A 350ml Carb Cleaner Spray But I'm Absolut...

The name/brand of the cleaner is HAWK Carb Cleaner

36 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)