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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    Defrost Parts

    I bought my first bug, a 1973 standard, and all defrost parts behind the dash are missing except some ducts. I have 2 books and an owners manual, none of which show what is supposed to be there. ...

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    smilee
    5

    Gas

    Hello i have a 1973 beetle i live in South Africa and my beetle gets between 9 and 11 km/l depending on how i drive is that good or bad

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)
    smilee
    5

    Oil

    Hello i have a 1973 beetle when i drive more than an hour at about 80km/h the oil pushes up on my dipstick and start to leak at the overflow is that normal?

    12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    zolar
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    1973 Volkswagen Beetle Starts Normally But Stops In About A Minute, Wait 5 ...

    1973 volkswagen beetle starts normally but stops in about a minute, wait 5 minutes or so and it starts runs for about a minute then stops over and over again repeatedly.

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    smilee
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    1973 Beetle Wount Idle

    hello i dnt know if this is going to sound stupid but my 1973 beetle wount idel or run rite in the morning and when i switch my lights on and drive about 100m the car dies i life in South Africa so my...

    15 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)