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1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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Volkswagen continued the trend of offering special editions of its popular Beetle by introducing the Sports Bug in 1973. It was a 1973 Super Beetle equipped with Recaro bucket seats, a simulated-leather sports steering wheel, oversized sports-type radial tires on oversized Porsche 914 rims, a sports-tuned transmission, and an upgraded suspension. The Sports Bug was available in a Marathon Metallic blue and Saturn Yellow colors with special exterior stripping and Black trim.
The Super Beetle was also available for 1972. It came with larger brakes, an upgraded suspension, and twice the luggage space as the standard model.
The standard Beetle was equipped with the 1600 four-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generated 58 horsepower, as well as a dual braking system, a four-wheel independent suspension, and a flow-through ventilation system.
In addition, standard features for the Beetle 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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1973 Super Beetle Has Fresh Battery But Won't Turnover
I just took delivery of a 1973 Super Beetle that started and ran fine a week ago in Washinton. When it arrived in Ct., it barely turns over and wouldn't start despite jumper cables and a portable ch...
I Have A 1973 Beetle(not A Super) I Have Replaced The Starter And The Batte...
engine wont start, motor turns over but wont start just clicks, has a new starter and battery----help.
Can't Dim The Bright Lights, Changed The Dimmer Switch ,relay Seems O K????...
fuses o k , changed dimmer switch and relay seems o k . turn signals work but when try to dim lights no sound or click nothing.
I just purchased a 1973 VW Super Beetle, but I'm having a tough time with the manual transmission so I can't drive her. Does anyone know of a place that can install a semi-auto or complete automatic t...
1973 Vw Beetle - My Generator Light Keeps Coming
1973 VW Beetle - My Generator light keeps coming on and the engines dies when my speed goes below about 8mph. What do I need to replace and how difficult is it? Can I do it myself or willl I need to...