1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Volkswagen made a few minor improvements to its popular Beetle (over 15 million sold!) for 1972. The smog control system was upgraded, for instance, and a new steering column with a collapsible safety feature was added.

But the biggest news was the introduction of the limited-edition Baja Bug, which came with a dealer-installed package that included walnut dash trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, exterior side stripes, Bosch halogen driving lights, alloy wheels, and special exhaust pipes. The Super Beetle was also available for 1972.

The standard Beetle came with the 1600 four-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generated 60 horsepower, as well as a dual braking system, four-wheel independent suspension, and a flow-through ventilation system. In addition, standard features 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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Air Conditioning

i drive a 1972 volkswagen beetle and i want to know is there any kind of air conditioning units for them. it is summer and i can't handle the heat any longer.

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1972 Vw Beetle 1600 Turning But Not Starting

We recently redone our engine, replaced almost everything on it. We tried starting it and all it does is swing but no signs of life. We adjusted the valves and set the timing gapped the sparkplugs...

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Transmission Swap

can you put a 1973 vw bug manual transmission in a 1972 vw bug that originally has a automatic transmission

36 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

72 Beetle G Light

Just bought a 72 convertible and the G light is staying on.Is this an alternator light? The light only came on going to work after 15 miles with the lights on and didn't go on when I went home without...

1,274 views with 8 answers (last answer 8 months ago)

Wipers Are Very Slow

Is there a aftermarket wiper Motor with washer assembly kit available

35 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)