How many miles per gallon should a 63 beetle get?

Asked by Nov 29, 2007 at 02:13 AM about the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: General

newly rebuilt stock engine, rebuilt trans, trying to figure out what mileage to expect when complete, Thanks!

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I believe it was originally rated at about 35mpg. If the vehicle has been well maintained, I would expect to at least see 30mpg even now.

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I had a 1957 and a 1965 Beetle. They both averaged about 28 MPG. But I drove them both pretty hard.

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Hard to geuss. Air-cooled engines tend to vary alot more than they ought to. A Type 4 engine can range from 20-40mpg depending on carb. setup. Dunno how much this applies to Type 1 and 2's but I'd assume it's similar.

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