What are some issues to look out for on the 1973 VW Beetle?

Asked by Mar 28, 2015 at 07:40 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

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I am looking to buy a 1973 VW Beetle and would like to know what I need to look out for. Thanks

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Rust, unless the vehicle has spent its entire life in the desert. Beetles are notorious for developing rust in the worst areas, especially the floors, engine mounting points and rocker panels. Beyond that, parts are readily available, and there are a lot of good clubs around with great members willing to help you with repairs.

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Thank you for your input, I will make sure to check for rust!

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