Put Away With The Top Down: 1974 VW Beetle Convertible

1974 VW Beetle Convertible

Now this is my kind of listing! The seller is upfront, although lacking in details, and seems honest about the condition of this convertible Beetle. He admits he can’t really call it a “barn find” as it’s parked in his barn and has been for a while. He bought and drove this Bug when he was in college, then put it in storage about 26 years ago. It wasn’t in very good shape when he parked it, which he admits. He even warns you that it was a college kid’s car and that you should take that into account when you bid! I can already tell, I’d like to deal with this seller. It doesn’t hurt that his barn appears to be packed with classic cars either! You can have a look at this Beetle here on eBay in Hartford, Connecticut.

VW Beetle Convertible

The seller outlines just about all the major issues with their car. It has rust, needed brake and exhaust work when it was parked, and today it is either a parts car or a very ambitious project. They also state that they have the keys and title, but have no idea where they are, so they have listed it as having neither just to play it on the safe side. Oh and just to clarify, his old records and boxes from his dorm room are not included with the car! Bidding is starting at $1,500 with no reserve, so whoever wins gets it. And if you can’t get it moved out immediately, that’s alright, you can store it here for free until spring time. So does anyone here need a convertible Beetle parts or project car?


  1. Joe

    Interesting little collection. The VW not my cup of tea. Anyone know what the dark convertible to the left of it is? Pontiac, Buick seats?

  2. MountainMan

    A little new for my tastes but looks like its all there at least. Would make a great parts car or a beater convertible. These are so simple to work on I cant imagine not being able to get it drivable

  3. Jim

    The seats are kind of unique with that chrome trim that and the mirror make me think 60’s Ford

  4. Charles H.

    Yeah, most definitely a ’66 or ’67 Galaxie beside it.

  5. piper62j

    Perfect for the Beetle followers.. Can’t tell by the pictures, but the car looks do-able..
    That’s got to be an American made convertible two cars down.. Quite a collection for a college kid..

    Wait a minute.. That’s two different cars beside the Bug.. One is a convertible and the other has a roof.. Odd…

    I like it..

  6. jim s

    as noted above the 2 photos show bug parked beside different sets of cars, no telling when photos were taken. again another seller that needs to work harder, current photos, to sell the car. interesting find.

  7. JW454

    The other car looks like a ’70 era Ranchero. It’s also has an older bug stable mate on the other side in the second picture.

  8. JCW Member

    Between first and second picture things moved around. Seems he is eclectic collector and like convertable my type of guy.

Leave A Comment

RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks.

Become a member to add images to your comments.


Keep me in the conversation via email. Or subscribe without commenting.