is there enough room for someone 6'5" tall drive a (vintage, '69ish) beetle

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Asked by Nov 09, 2010 at 12:42 PM about the 1969 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: General

I'm interested in a Baja Beetle for sale on the other side of town. I can't get in it to see if I fit and I
don't want to waste my time or the current owners. Will I be able to drive it as is? If not, would I
be able to relocate the driver's seat, or is it on a riser/seat support that I'd have to chop the floors
up to move? I'm 6'5" medium build.

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Yes there is. My room mate was 6'5" & fit nicely into my stock '69 bug. He did fit even better into his '73 super beetle, though. I worked with a friend who owned a '67 bug & he is 6'7". Only the last year for lowback seats,'67, did they tilt back further than any other year. Back in the late 60's VW did a TV ad with Wilt Chamberlain trying to fit himself into a bug. He couldn't get in but the announcer said that,"...NBA star couldn't get in but maybe you're only 6' 8", which in that case you should fit nicely!"

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usually it's not the height that gets you, it's your foot size!! the distance between the gas pedal and the brake pedal isn't very much. i can't wear work boots to drive, gotta drive barefoot!!

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