1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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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    Metal Trim Plate On 73 Bug Convertible Top

    Does anyone know the difference from the 73 convertible bug top and 72 model. The trim plate is available everywhere for the early years but I cannot locate one for my 73. Just thinking they ch...

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    Automatic Transmission

    I just purchased a 1973 VW Super Beetle, but I'm having a tough time with the manual transmission so I can't drive her. Does anyone know of a place that can install a semi-auto or complete automatic t...

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    I am currently interested in purchasing my first Volkswagen Beetle. I have located a 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle but it is in need of an engine. The questions are these: What type of engines will fit...

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    Tappid Ajustment

    Hello i have a 1973 beetle and i hear i have to set my tappids so my question is how do i do that and i live in south africa. Sorry if its a stupid question

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)