MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
11/16/22 10:46 p.m.

Never seen one of these before.  Maybe it should be posted on the Unicorn forum.

https://rt66auctions.hibid.com/lot/136599169/1972-volkswagen-411---add-on-ac/?q=&ref=catalog

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/17/22 8:03 a.m.

I believe the square back type is a 412.

RossD
RossD MegaDork
11/17/22 9:33 a.m.

Explain to me how thats not 912?

Tongue in cheek.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
11/17/22 11:39 a.m.

Not many of 411-412s left , 

most of the USA market ones came with Automatics,

84FSP
84FSP UberDork
11/17/22 12:35 p.m.

I'd love to build a 2300CC version of one of these or a hard top Ghia.  Pulling the wheels in a cool old air cooled just seems like a good thing to me.

bludroptop
bludroptop UltraDork
11/18/22 2:22 p.m.
914Driver said:

I believe the square back type is a 412.

Actually the 411 were the earlier cars and 412 was a refresh, in '72-ish?

They are cooler today then back then.

 

Docwemple
Docwemple New Reader
11/18/22 4:50 p.m.

In reply to bludroptop :

Right. Plus the 411 had a 4 door sedan and the 412 was only a wagon

bludroptop
bludroptop UltraDork
11/18/22 5:04 p.m.
Docwemple said:

In reply to bludroptop :

Right. Plus the 411 had a 4 door sedan and the 412 was only a wagon

Yeah, I don't know about that.  Pretty sure there was a 412 sedan sold in the US

The car in the OP's adv is a coupe - which... I have to say I've never seen in the wild.

My interest in the Type 4 cars was mostly to extract the engine from it's rusty surrounds and repurpose them.   They were fugly and unpopular cars back then.  I had a boatload of aircooled VW love back then but these were definitely the redheaded stepchildren.

Docwemple
Docwemple New Reader
11/19/22 11:00 a.m.

In reply to bludroptop :

I scored a running wagon back in the day after the engine in my 72 bus blew up. Paid Zero for it. About market value 35 years ago

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/19/22 1:14 p.m.

My HS Driver Ed program had two of these donated by the local VW-Porsche Stealership.  Also had 3 big Dodge somethings, the VWs were to teach the kiddies the mystery of the third pedal.  What a hoot to drive!  Wish I could find a rust free example I could afford. 

=~ (

02Pilot
02Pilot UberDork
11/19/22 6:35 p.m.

My parents had two of them in succession when I was young: first, a green 411, then a gold 412, both wagons (I hope I'm recalling this correctly - it was a long time ago). The 411 was probably the first car I ever rode in. My recollection is that the 411 was pretty decent, but the 412 was problematic at best. I can't remember much else, but I do wish I could find one, just for the nostalgia.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
11/22/22 9:46 a.m.

I've never seen a coupe version, but hey, I haven't seen many at all.  An English professor at Clemson daily drove a long time ago.  

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
11/22/22 10:46 p.m.

Why does it look like it is a four door car with a large two door car rear window??

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/23/22 7:06 a.m.

From Wiki (so it must be right!):

The Volkswagen Type 4 is a compact / midsize family car, manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen of Germany as a D‑segment car from 1968 to 1974 in two-door and four-door sedan as well as two-door station wagonbody styles. The Type 4 evolved through two generations, the 411 (1968–72) and 412 series (1972–74).

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
11/23/22 9:09 a.m.
914Driver said:

I believe the square back type is a 412.

VW must not have made a whole rear quarter panel back then. It has that door gap line.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
11/24/22 10:58 p.m.
02Pilot said:

My parents had two of them in succession when I was young: first, a green 411, then a gold 412, both wagons (I hope I'm recalling this correctly - it was a long time ago). The 411 was probably the first car I ever rode in. My recollection is that the 411 was pretty decent, but the 412 was problematic at best. I can't remember much else, but I do wish I could find one, just for the nostalgia.

The auction is still going. It is up to $551.00  

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