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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

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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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Is There Any Way To Use Bucket Seats In The Backseat Of A 73 Beetle?

just wondering if it's possible to use/install bucket seats in the backseat of a 1973 beetle. when my son sits in his booster seat his head is taller than the back of the bench seat (no good for saf...

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Need A Wirer Diagram For 1973 Volkswagon Beetle

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Jack Hipp

Were There Any 1973 Beetles Or Super Beetles With A Flat Windshield Like Ye...

Supposed 73 super beetle for sale near me...good price but has totally flat windshield like my older beetles. As there were no VIN's for beetles prior to 1981 can't verify. Is there any other way t...

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I Have A Running 1973 Bug In Fair Condition, How Much Can I Sell It For?

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What Problems Can Arise To Have My Once Working Windshield Wipers To Stop W...

The wipers worked fine albiet slow when I first got her, but the next day they just wouldn't work.

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