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1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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Based on 41 reviews
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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My 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Oil And Also In My Fuel Pump
When I look in my oil cap is has a milky substance mixed with my oil, I went to auto zone and they said it was a "rot". What can I do to solve this problem? And can I just get my whole car flushed ...
Back Seat Of A 1973 Beetle
I need to replace the back seat of our 1973 standard beetle. It is currently without a back seat. Would any back seat from any beetle work? Or do I need to find a backseat from only a 1973 beetle? Tha...
What Do I Have To Do To Switch Out A Porsche Engine And A Volkswagen Engine...
I have a 1973 beetle that I am working on fixing up. Eventually I want to swap engines for one that has a little more get up and go. I know one is air cooled and the other is wter cooled, but both h...
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...
The Clutch Failed On My 1973 Vw Beetle
The clutch failed on my VW Beetle. Does it work with a cable or is it hydraulic? If it is hydraulic where do I find the reservoir and slave cylinder?