1973 Volkswagen Kever Cabriolet '73
EUR 29,950JPY 3,778,492BGN 58,576CZK 783,522DKK 222,807GBP 26,685HUF 10,737,674PLN 135,829RON 145,988SEK 302,354CHF 32,253ISK 4,702,150NOK 309,752HRK 226,587RUB 2,678,728TRY 270,320AUD 47,090BRL 191,225CAD 46,237CNY 235,437HKD 281,686IDR 511,574,452ILS 117,865INR 2,658,137KRW 40,059,323MXN 712,421MYR 147,159NZD 50,975PHP 1,744,617SGD 48,261THB 1,090,959ZAR 542,637
Offered for: EUR 29,950
The Volkswagen Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform, worldwide.
Although designed in the 1930s, the Beetle was only produced in significant numbers from 1945 on, when the model was internally designated the Volkswagen Type 1, and marketed simply as the "Volkswagen". Later models were designated VW 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302 or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement and the latter two being derived from the type number and not indicative of engine capacity. The model became widely known in its home country as the Käfer (German for "beetle") and was later marketed as such in Germany, and as the Volkswagen Beetle in other countries.
In the 1950s, the Beetle was more comfortable and powerful than most European small cars, having been designed for sustained high speed on the Autobahn. It remained a top seller in the U.S., owing much of its success to high build-quality and innovative advertising, ultimately giving rise to variants, including the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and the Volkswagen Type 2 bus. The Beetle had marked a significant trend led by Volkswagen, Fiat, and Renault whereby the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout had increased from 2.6 percent of continental Western Europe's car production in 1946 to 26.6 percent in 1956. The 1948 Citroën 2CV and other European models marked a later trend to front-wheel drive in the European small car market, a trend that would come to dominate that market. In 1974, Volkswagen's own front-wheel drive Golf model succeeded the Beetle. In 1994, Volkswagen unveiled the Concept One, a "retro"-themed concept car with a resemblance to the original Beetle, and in 1998 introduced the "New Beetle", built on the Golf platform with styling recalling the original Type 1. In a 1999 international poll for the world's most influential car of the 20th century, the Type 1 came fourth, after the Ford Model T, the Mini, and the Citroën DS.
- Length: cm (in): 406 (160)
- Width: cm (in): 155 (62.3)
- Height: cm (in): 150 (59.4)
- Wheelbase: cm (in): 242 (95.3)
- Weight: kg (lb): 870 (1918)
- Displacement: in line 4 1584 cc (97 cu in), air-cooled, rear-mounted
- Valve gear: 8
- Fuel system: 1 Solex carburetor
- Gearbox: 4-speed manual
- Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive
- Maximum power: 53 hp at 4000 rpm
- Maximum torque: 106 Nm at 2800 rpm
- Maximum speed: 130 km/h (81 mph)
Oldtimerfarm SPRL / BVBa
Steenweg op Deinze 51C
Dealer Vehicle-ID: 5045
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