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1968-1978 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 1200/1500


Overview

The Beetle moved even further away from its pre-war origins in 1968 when more safety-conscious features were incorporated. Sloping headlamps were dispensed with in favour of upright ones and thicker bumpers fitted. Mechanical changes included – at last – 12-volt electrics and dual-circuit brakes, plus a fuel tank that didn’t have to be filled by via the front boot. There was less focus on the antiquated Beetle once VW’s new range of water-cooled cars but it lingered on, with minor improvements, until 1978. Building continued in Mexico until 2003.




£697

£4250

£3000

£1650

£650


Performance

21.9secs

81mph

53bhp

78lb/ft

27mpg


Engine

Flat 4

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, torsion bar

Independent, torsion bar

rear-engine RWD

worm and roller

chassis and seperate body

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

4026mm

2400mm

1550mm

1500mm

820kgs


 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 1200/1500

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