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1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Base 1.6l on 2040cars

US $4,450.00
Year:1973 Mileage:45 Color: Blue / Blue/white
Location:

Orem, Utah, United States

Orem, Utah, United States
Transmission:Manual Body Type:Coupe Engine:Electric Vehicle Title:Clear Fuel Type:Electric For Sale By:Private Seller

VIN: 1332829873
Year: 1973
Interior Color: Blue/white
Make: Volkswagen
Number of Cylinders: electric
Model: Beetle - Classic
Trim: Chrome
Drive Type: Electric manual
Mileage: 45
Sub Model: Electric
Number of Doors: 2
Exterior Color: Blue

Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

1973 VW Super Beetle, Electric.  Just needs batteries.  The car has been fully restored - including the following new parts:  paint, complete interior, tires, wheel bearings, rotors, brakes, windshield and all window and door seals, head- and tail lights, undercoating.  New overload shock absorbers on rear axle for weight of lead-acid batteries. May instead use Lithium-Ion-phospate batteries.

  The electric conversion kit includes:  ES-15A Series D&D Electric DC Motor( 40 HP peak - 12 HP continuous, Alltrax 7245 (72 vdc/450 amp) controller, Adapter plate, contactor, volt meter, amp meter, 50mv - 500 amp shunt, fuse(400 amp slow blow), Battery Charger (5-10 amp, adjustable voltage), connectors, cables etc. (kit cost $3,000.-)  This is Kit #2 from Wilderness Electric Vehicles, which is designed for around town driving at about 30 - 50 mph max.  Approx. range 20 - 25 miles.  The car charges on 110 volt house current via a new multiple voltage (12v - 72 v) Schumacher charger (included).  Passed state inspection 2 wks. ago.

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VW going turbo-only in 3 to 4 years

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EST

This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken the industry by storm. When it dropped its direct-injection, 2.0-liter turbo in the 2005 GTI it demonstrated that strapping an iron long to an engine can enhance the powertrain as a whole. VW made fuel economy gains, while also giving a linear, non-laggy turbo experience that it has replicated, model-after-model, to this day.
Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
Really, it's hard to get teary-eyed about either of these engines going away. VW has access to smaller powerplants that could easily match the performance of the 2.5 five-cylinder and the 3.6 V6, while gobbling up less fuel and providing a better driving experience. What we are sad about is that a similar statement about the extinction of NA engines came from the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, Joe Bakaj. We'd certainly get teary-eyed over a world without Ford's excellent 5.0-liter V8.

VW announces recall of 26,000 2014 models with 1.8T engines

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:15:00 EST

Volkswagen has followed up on a stop-sale order from earlier this month, announcing a voluntarily recall of 26,400 vehicles that are powered by the brand's 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new mill replaced the despised 2.5-liter five-cylinder in the Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle Convertible last year. Weirdly, though, of the 26,452 units covered in the recall, only 1,655 are customer vehicles.
According to VW, the affected models were built between February 1 and April 6 of this year, and feature bad O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler. Apparently, the faulty O-rings could cause a fluid leak, as they won't seal between the oil cooler and transmission. VW is blaming a material change from a supplier for the problem.
There have been no fires, injuries, accidents or fatalities relating to this issue, which VW will be fixing free of charge. Customers will need to report to dealers to have the O-rings replaced.

Silverado HD, Touareg V10 TDI face off in diesel tug-of-war

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:01:00 EST

A couple weeks ago, we watched a Chevrolet Silverado get dominated by a Dodge Ram Heavy Duty in a fullsize pickup tug-of-war, but in that truck's defense, Chevy's Vortec gas engine was no match for the torquey Cummins turbo diesel. For our next round of vehicular tug-of-war, a Duramax-powered Silverado HD takes on Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI.
Now, on paper, putting the Duramax V8's 365 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque up against the V10's 310 hp and 553 lb-ft looks like an easy win for the Bowtie, but unfortunately, this battle has a similar result as the Dodge versus Chevy video, with the Silverado smoking its tires trying to move forward as it gets pulled backwards. Put another way: YouTube 2, Chevy Silverado 0.
It just goes to show, though, that big tires, bolt-on fender flares and goofy smoke stacks don't improve your towing abilities. Besides, what did the Silverado driver expect when the Touareg V10 TDI has towed a Boeing 747 in the past?