Beetle

Same Owner 33 Years: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle

The VW Beetle (aka The Bug) was the “People’s Car.” Developed in the 1930s and assembled in small numbers during the war years, the Beetle went into full production in the late 1940s. The car would eventually be built… more»

Dusty Barn Find: 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

The original Volkswagen Beetle was conceived as an affordable “people’s car,” but World War II got in its way, and series production didn’t commence until 1947. When production finally ended in 2003, an astounding 21.5 million Beetles had plied… more»

Barn Bug: 1960 Volkswagen Beetle

Back in the 20th Century, you couldn’t go more than a city block or two without seeing at least one VW Beetle. That’s because they were cheap to buy and maintain, and Volkswagen built 21 million of them over… more»

Cheap Bug? 1960 Volkswagen Beetle

It used to be that you saw these cars running around everywhere and they could be purchased for a song. But not so much anymore. The VW Beetle (technically the Type 1) was commissioned by none other than Adolf… more»

Collection of Cars in California

Most collectors lean toward one brand of car, style or vintage. In this case, the seller offers a little bit of several things. Two are AMC products, two are kits car and one is a VW Beetle, the nicest… more»

Drop Top Pair: 1967 and 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles

This pair of Volkswagen Beetle convertibles are in rough shape, but it’s still a potential bonanza of parts or restoration projects for an adventurous air-cooled enthusiast. The Beetle on the right is a desirable early model, and if it’s… more»

Daily Driver Ready: 1961 Volkswagen Beetle

Sometimes it can be pretty easy to determine that somebody really loves their classic car. One of the giveaways is when they decide to give it a name. That indicates that they have developed an emotional attachment that goes… more»

Backseat Driver: 1974 Volkswagen Beetle Shorty

The famed VW Beetle was still selling strong in 1974, but the Cabriolet or convertible version showed under 13,000 copies made. This is one of them and is said to have been professionally shortened, so it’s even smaller than… more»

Original Paint: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

July 30th, 2003, was a significant date in automotive history that passed with very little fanfare. On that day, the last Type 1 VW Beetle rolled off the production line in Puebla, Mexico. This brought down the curtain for… more»

Australian Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Shed Find!

Some sheds will produce more than a single pleasant surprise, and that seems to be the case with this VW Beetle Cabriolet. It was found hidden away in a shed in West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia. This is… more»

Ultimate Sleeper: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

One glance at the dropped ride height and the genuine Fuchs wheels should be enough to tell you that this 1957 Volkswagen Beetle isn’t totally original. However, those features are the tip of the iceberg with this classic. I… more»

No Reserve Ragtop: 1961 Volkswagen Beetle

In the classic car world, values can fluctuate like the stock market. Certain trends or factors unknown can cause the values to skyrocket depending on the genre. Muscle cars and Porsches have seen these trends. Volkswagen Beetles seem to… more»

Black-Plate Bug: 1967 Volkswagen Beetle

Some say that an original Beetle is the most recognizable car in the world. Even young children know one when they see one! This beige 1967 “De Luxe”example is up for sale right now, here on craigslist, from sunny… more»

Porsche-Powered! 1969 Safari Dune Buggy

There are probably three different ways that you can build a dune buggy. The first would be to do what I did with a friend years ago and mash something together from a discarded VW Beetle, tools needed? A… more»

Daily Driven: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle

Owning a desirable classic that you can use as a practical daily driver is a great experience, and that is what the owner of this 1959 VW Beetle has been able to do. The car came to the US… more»

Owned Since 1973: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle

When I am looking for a classic car, one of the most promising attributes that I tend to look for is to find one that has been the subject of long-term ownership by one individual. That is precisely what… more»