3-Owner 1974 Volkswagen Beetle "Sun Bug" Cabriolet
Current Bid: $3,100 (USD) by:
This 1974 Volkswagen Beetle “Sun Bug” cabriolet is one of 300 sold in North America for the model year and is a 47k-mile, original car. Equipment includes a factory radio, heater, and woodgrain dash trim. It is powered by a 1,600cc flat-4 paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle and finished in Harvest Gold Metallic over a brown vinyl interior. This Beetle was with the previous owner for nearly 20 years before being acquired by the seller as the third owner and is offered with a clear Florida title in his name.
This body is finished in Harvest Gold Metallic (L99B), unique to the Sun Bug edition and reported to be original, and it sports a black convertible top. Photos show the paint condition and a single hole in the top that has been covered with tape. The seller states that there is no visible rust.
Factory 15” steel wheels are wrapped in near-new 165/80 tires, and the brakes were recently replaced.
The original interior is trimmed in brown vinyl with matching door panels and features a full carpet kit, a 4-spoke steering wheel, elastic map pockets, and a model-specific shift knob. The black dash is accented by woodgrain applique, and the functional factory radio is present.
Instrumentation includes a 100-mph speedometer and a fuel level gauge. The seller reports that the mileage shown on the 5-digit mechanical odometer is accurate, though this cannot be verified.
The rear-mounted 1,600cc flat-4 has a single carburetor and was factory-rated at 46-hp and 72 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transaxle with a floor-mounted shift lever.
Ziebart coating was applied to the underside at the factory per the seller. Additional photos showing the condition of the undercarriage are available in the gallery.
A walk-around video is available for viewing below.