vwfreek
vwfreek New Reader
12/10/15 7:28 p.m.

Not mine, sort of associated. My cousin is selling a Super Beetle along with parts car. Runs and drives. All new brakes. Solid Texas car. Super Beetle Craigslist ad

paranoid_android74
paranoid_android74 Dork
12/10/15 7:34 p.m.

That looks like a great deal. GLWS!

BlueInGreen44
BlueInGreen44 Dork
12/10/15 8:19 p.m.

I'll be the first to give the ubiquitous response of: "I'm glad it's too far away for temptation cause I don't have money/room."

That does look like a good deal for a fun project.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
12/10/15 9:01 p.m.

Its a good deal if the pan is solid. Too bad its a super. Not meaning to dis it.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/10/15 9:04 p.m.

I like Super Beetles.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
12/10/15 9:48 p.m.

You're in the minority. They were worth less back in the early 80s and that hasn't changed.

NGTD
NGTD UltraDork
12/10/15 10:53 p.m.
markwemple wrote: You're in the minority. They were worth less back in the early 80s and that hasn't changed.

Why would they be worth less?

I thought they had a slightly larger motor with more power?

oldopelguy
oldopelguy SuperDork
12/11/15 12:58 a.m.

No difference in the motor, slightly longer, some were slightly wider, all the supers had macstrut front suspensions.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
12/11/15 6:15 a.m.

Spare tire mounred flat, strut suspension and disk brakes. They were longer. Had a more awkward front lid a curved windshield starting in 73 and a different dash. Its the outside appearance that's less pleasing and less beetle that makes them less valuable I think.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/11/15 6:36 a.m.
markwemple wrote: You're in the minority. They were worth less back in the early 80s and that hasn't changed.

Why should this concern me? I've also owned three standard Beetles.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill PowerDork
12/11/15 7:26 a.m.

I owned two older beetles. They could use some improving. I'd get these if they weren't so damned far away.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
12/11/15 8:30 a.m.

Everyone has the right to their opinion on cars

vwfreek
vwfreek New Reader
12/11/15 9:32 a.m.
markwemple wrote: Its a good deal if the pan is solid. Too bad its a super. Not meaning to dis it.

There are a couple small holes in the pan, but the heater channels are solid.

It's a good base for a German Look Bug. Since it's a 1974, Porsche 944 front spindles bolt on without too much work.

vwfreek
vwfreek New Reader
12/11/15 9:42 a.m.
BlueInGreen44 wrote: I'll be the first to give the ubiquitous response of: "I'm glad it's too far away for temptation cause I don't have money/room." That does look like a good deal for a fun project.

Might be able to work out a deal on shipping. I'm always looking for an excuse to take a roadtrip.

TeamEvil
TeamEvil Dork
12/11/15 4:08 p.m.

A Super Beetle can be a whole lot of fun and a really good ride if you embrace what it actually is.

I've owned five Beetles, three buses, six Karmann Ghias, five dune buggies, and one sandrail. I'll take my '74 Super over all of them.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/11/15 4:24 p.m.

In reply to vwfreek:

Is it a 73 or a 74? Ad says 73.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/11/15 4:25 p.m.

The parts car looks like it might be a '74 SunBug. Is it?

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
12/11/15 7:18 p.m.

The Super was a better car all around which got a bad reputation because purists didn't want their beetle changed. If you want the best car for road and track go for a super. If you want to feel like you are driving 1940s suspension technology go for a standard.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
12/11/15 9:03 p.m.

Give me a standard beetle, a 1600dp, a gene berg catalog and a 356 parts car.

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
12/11/15 9:29 p.m.
markwemple wrote: Give me a standard beetle, a 1600dp, a gene berg catalog and a 356 parts car.

And I'll build a super that will smoke it in a straight line or in the twisties for half the price ;)

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/11/15 9:42 p.m.
JThw8 wrote:
markwemple wrote: Give me a standard beetle, a 1600dp, a gene berg catalog and a 356 parts car.

And I'll build a super that will smoke it in a straight line or in the twisties for half the price ;)

markwemple
markwemple Dork
12/11/15 9:51 p.m.

Well, explain the straight line thing as it'd be the same engine in a lighter car. I've owned racing 356s and 944s so I'm not sure why you're so confident. But anyway, if you're after pure performance you're missing the whole idea of the bug.

vwfreek
vwfreek New Reader
12/12/15 4:41 p.m.
Woody wrote: In reply to vwfreek: Is it a 73 or a 74? Ad says 73.

It's a '74, the parts car has a '74 body and a '73 pan.

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