1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1973 Vw Super Beetle by Devin
 — My '73 super beetle has been around the block a few times but is in relatively good shape with very few body issues. This vehicle outperforms most cars on the road as it has had quite a few performanc... Read More
The Best Vw I Have Ever Owned by steve1
 — in 1973 I paid roughly $2400.00 for a new bug after trading in my 71 vw. I drove it all over this country from new york to washington.this car would give me about 30 miles per gal,go all day and night... Read More
Over 30 And Still Zippin! by Meraiah
 — I have a 1973 Bug that I have had for 17 years. I am not really a Bug person as this is the only one I have ever owned and probable will ever own, but it is part of the family. over the last 17 years ... Read More

1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1973 Volkswagen Beetle

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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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.

127 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)
buglover2
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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...

325 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)
buglover2
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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...

460 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
bigvalley
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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.

669 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
deak
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How Long Is A Beattle Front To Back Or Bumper To Bumper

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