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Volkswagen 1302 Cabriolet '67

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Reference ch.0576
Make Volkswagen
Model 1302 Cabriolet '67
Type cabrio
Construction year 1967
KM 73904 miles
Cilinder displacement 1285
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

 

Although designed in the 1930s, the Beetle was only produced in significant numbers from 1945 onwards, 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 Karmann Ghia en the Type 2 van. In 1974, Volkswagen's own front-wheel drive Golf model succeeded the Beetle. In a 1999 international poll for the world's most influential caqr of the 20th century, the Type 1 came fourth, after the Ford Model T, the Mini and the Citroen DS.

Specifications:

  • Bodywork.  Length/width/height –cm (in) : 406/155/155 (159.8/61/61); wheelbase : 250 cm (199 in); weight : 760 kg (1677 lb).
  • Engine : 4-cylinders boxer 1285 cc, rear-mounted, air-cooled, 1 Solex Carburettor, 4-speed gearbox, manual; power : 44 bhp @ 4100 rpm; torque : 67.7 Nm. Top speed : 130 km/h (81 mph).

 

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