1966 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1966 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

The big news for 1966 was the fact that the Volkswagen Beetle got a bump in power. The popular Bug now came with a 1.3-liter (1285cc) four-cylinder engine that generated 50 horsepower, up from 40 in previous years. To celebrate the increase in power, VW affixed a badge proclaiming "1300" to the rear engine lid.

Volkswagen also made improvements to the front suspension, shock absorbers, wheel bearings, and carburetor for 1966. In addition, the front seatbacks had a locking mechanism, and the half-ring horn returned, replacing a push-button horn.

Other elements of the Beetle remained unchanged. Standard features included swiveling sun visors, coat hooks, assist straps, an automatic windshield washer, an overhead light, a folding rear seat, and storage space under the front hood and in a three-foot carpeted compartment behind the rear seat.

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