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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    smilee
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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

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    dtowery54
    0

    Just Got 1973 Beetle From My Uncle, Towed Car From Fla Tried To Start When ...

    I was just given a 1973 Beetle . I towed the car from Fla. The car had started at my uncles house, loaded it on tow dolly and returned to Charleston. The battery was dead tried jumping the beetle, w...

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    smilee
    5

    Oil Light Does Not Come On

    hello i have a 1973 beetle usually when i turn the key to start both my alternator light and oil light comes on but now only my alternator light goes on and my oil level is fine and car runs like norm...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Stick12345
    0

    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

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)