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1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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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
Vw Bug Real Axle Seal
Hello. I have a 1972 VW Beetle. I am working on rear brakes and axles. When pull out the grease seal and spacer from axle I realize that there are no o´ring and washer. All models must have those pa...
Just Bought A 1972 Volkswagon Beetle Convertable. Ive Looked Up Parts At Jb...
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...
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...
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...