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1969 Bug, 2332cc ACE Engine, Street Legal.. Fun !! Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2318106
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1969 Bug, 2332cc ACE Engine, Street Legal.. Fun !!   Price: 13900
FOR SALE: ACE Enterprises/Art Thraen’s 1969 VW bug, used as a race car and now as a street legal, fun street racer, $13900.00 As is
This car has a history dating back to 1998, I bought the car from JIM’s Valley Service, and saved it from the crusher.. The engine is seized and the owner did not want to fix the dent in the driver front fender.

I brought the car home and stripped the interior out and started prepping the car to use as a drag racer and bracket car for fun and as a shop mascot for the ACE {Air Cooled Engineering} race car. I was heavily involved in the VW performance world, building Race Engines and Carburation modifications for VW and Porsche performance.
Racing: started out bracket racing and then joined the PRA VW race association and entered the Super Gas 11:90 index class. This car was very competitive and has won many races. The best ET is 11:60 @117MPH. As set up now with 9:1 compression the Avg ET is 12:20 at 109. The Car star’s in the TV series “Blow it up” AKA as PINKs with Rich Christensen as the narrator/Producer. (I have the Video) where this Bug Dominated the race and won the right to be called the winner.
The car now has stock 1965 bug seats, The steering column was rebuilt and has the OEM ignition assembly, all lights and wiring are intact and working well, the wiper assembly was completely rebuilt and works perfect, the Dash Vent system was rebuilt and works perfect. Even the interior light is operational. The windows have been replaced with Lexan Poly and the doors have the OEM wing glass and are completely operational, the keys fit the Doors and they lock and work as they should. New owner should change front windshield back to safety glass.
The gas tank was replaced with an OEM VW early Gas tank and a 3/8 Fuel line installed with electric fuel pump and filter, but the original Fuel line is intact and caped and can be reused if required, the Heater box controls are intact and working, the emergency brake is intact and working.
Sale AS IS; this car is testable and can be driven, I’m selling “as is” and changes or alterations may cost for the labor and parts.
1. Engine, is a 2332cc monster with Heads by “Fred Simpson” (I have flow charts) the engine was built by me “Art Thraen @ ACE” using a OEM new VW MAG case and bronzed bushed lifter bores, blue printed to perfect Specs for tight bearing fit with a DPR RACE Crank Balanced for performance. ( SLR Modified; Engle FK89 cam ) and Scat modified lifters, steel cam gear set, Mahle 94mm Forged Pistons, Hastings race rings, Chromalloy head studs and hardware, Berg 1.4 Rocker assembly’s and .056” Manton Pushrods, Engine tuned down for street use and 9:1 compression and has NOS kit installed with 48 IDA Carbs modified by ACE. This engine alone cost $12000.00 to build and is capable of 250+ HP.
2. Transmission; Fresh 2019...I have the build sheet 4.37;1 RP , stock super beetle Main shaft, .091 4th, street-able! Rhino Trans case and 10 tooth spider gears... This Transmission cost $3500.00 to build.
3. Lights and wiring: all lights and turn signals work as they should, all wiring is stock VW accept for the ignition system for the engine that has been added.
4. There is over $30,000 spent on this car to make it what it is today. Not counting all the Labor, this car would cost over $35,000.00 to have built and modified to this condition.
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