1961 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1961 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

For the first time in several years, the Volkswagen Beetle got a bump in power. The output of the Beetle's four-cylinder, 1200cc (1.2-liter) aluminum-magnesium engine was increased to 40 horsepower, up from 36 the previous year. Upgrades were also made to the Beetle's fuel pump, transmission, fuel tank, cooling fan, and starter switch.

In addition, the brake-fluid reservoir was now transparent, so you could see the fluid level, and the heater pipes were enlarged.

Other features of the 1961 Beetle included sun visors for the driver and passenger, coat hooks, assist straps, an automatic windshield washer, an overhead light, and luggage space under the front hood and in a three-foot carpeted compartment behind the rear seat.

A four-speed transmission, independent front suspension and telescopic shock absorbers were also part of the Beetle package.

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elrodbaer
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I Have No Brake Lights On My 1961 Vw Beetle

No brake or running light on rear of 1961 beetle. I know the brake light switch is bad but when I jump the two wires together at the switch, still no brake lights.

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elrodbaer
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I Have No Brake Lights On My 1961 Vw Beetle

No brake or running light on rear of 1961 beetle. I know the brake light switch is bad but when I jump the two wires together at the switch, still no brake lights.

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dfarrar
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1961 Beetle

I now own my Dad's 1961 VW Beetle, all original survivor, garaged its whole life, in very good condition (some patina on chrome parts), just turned 50,000 miles, engine is clean, one family owned. ...

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minetigger
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Restored Volkswagen Beetle

looking for price and avilabilty of a 1961 restored VW Beetle?

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birdsnest
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How Does The Gears Shift In The 61 Beetle

Is the gear shift in a 1961 not the same as the 1972 gear shift. Thanks Shawn

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