How often do you come across a vehicle that's 58 years old with just one owner from new!?!? And how often has that vehicle been completely restored and subtly modified with over $80,000 in receipts to create probably one of the coolest beetles in the country?!?! Not very often at all.
Through its life with the Sheppard family, this beetle has had many stories to tell and seen many phases from a brand-new car through to disuse and then finally it’s full restoration to what you see here today.
From the subtle exterior changes such as relocating the indicators to the lower bumper to the front narrowed H beam with larger tires at the rear for that sleek haunched stance - this beetle exudes style without showing off. Under the bonnet however is it's party piece with a 1916cc Fuel Injected Flat 4 producing an estimated 150hp making this beetle great fun to drive through the country side.
The interior is equally impressive with it's hessian textured seat inlays accompanied with it's race car inspired gauges, quick-shifter and Pioneer entertainment system. It has done less than 800km since restoration.
This Beetle is guarantied to put a smile on your face on every drive.
Engine: 1916cc type 4 long block engine with fuel injection and ECU for control with twin throttle bodies, complete rebuild (more info to come soon). Vintage speed stainless steel exhaust with headers, twin filler petrol tank,
Transmission: reconditioned "free way flyer" L bug gearbox with 3.88 gears, 3pc heavy duty clutch with kennedy stage 1 pressure plate, short shifter
Suspension/Steering/brakes: narrowed & lowered front H beam with KYB shocks all round, stainless steel brake hoses, dual circuit master cylinder, front disc front brake upgrade, modified 76 beetle collapsible front steering column to fit early body (chassis is from a 1970 beetle hence regod as 1970.
Wheels: Porsche replica wheels
(front) 185 55 r15
(Rear): 225 60 r15
Interior: TMI interior set including door cards, seats, roof liner, rear parcel shelf, carpet kit --- pioneer sat nav, reversing camera, x2 rear large pioneer speakers ---- sports dash instrument display, aftermarket steering wheel, seat belts front and rear
Price includes RWC.
1961 Volkswagen Beetle Resto Mod
Engine: 1916cc Flat 4 fuel injected (150hp) - 4 speed manual
Engine No: PN190806