To Vee Or Not To Vee: 1972 VW Bug Convertible


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A relocation is forcing this VW enthusiast to pass their cabriolet project on to someone else. The car is currently in Roscoe, New York and is for sale here on eBay, where the buy-it-now is $1,000. While that sounds inexpensive for a Beetle convertible, you can see the rust in the picture above. The ad claims that the body is currently off the frame (pan) and that new floors have been welded in. I’m guessing the pictures in the ad are old because the floors certainly aren’t new in the pictures. However, the seller does have the necessary parts to convert the car from the current automatic to a manual, and there are plenty of other parts that have been stripped out from a parts car. I checked on the “Formula Vee” optional package and it appears that this car just has a set of the factory stripes added, based on this detailed article from That’s a real shame because there were a lot of nice features on the full Formula Vee package, including a walnut shift knob, sports steering wheel and attractive Whitney Industries aluminum wheels. Are you willing to take on this unfinished project?

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  1. jim s

    sold. from the photos looks like more in parts then the selling price.

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  2. moosie Craig

    I have a brand new still in the box complete convertible top, headliner, padding and top, all three pieces + other various parts,,,, new.

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