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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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Volkswagen Beetle Questions
I Just Purchased A 1973 Vw Beetle, Long Story Shot, Won't Start With New Ba...
I know the car runs because previous owner started it with a battery of his own. I know its getting power because the engine light come on when the key is turned to the starting position.
Is It Possible To Manually Start A 1973 Vw Beetle By Crossing The 2 Posts O...
Still trying to get my bug running, I know the its getting power because the engine lights come on when the key is turned to start. Also I would like to know if I take one of the back wheels off, can...
If Starter Is Bad, Will That Keep The Engine From Turning Over?
My 1973 VW Beetle won't start . When I turn the key, all it does is click. I don't know enuf about engines to do anymore troubleshooting. All I know is it has a brand new battery, so I can ellimina...
Headlights Work Fine On High Beam And Really Dim On Low Beam
I have a 1973 superbeetle. The headlights work fine on the high beam but both go very dim on low beam, almost out.