Daisy - 73 Sport Bug Price: 7500
Hi all! Here we have for sale one 1973 Sport Bug. For those unfamiliar this was offered only in 1973 as a special edition super beetle. They came with the following features (strait from the window sticker):
• Sports Wheels
• Indy-type Steering Wheel
• Custom Paint job (Saturn Yellow with black trim)
• Racing Bucket Seats (front)
I bought this bug from the original owner who saved his mowing money so he could have a new car for college. He stated the odometer stopped working at 35k miles and he never had it fixed so true miles are unknown but he guessed it has about 80k. The engine was rebuilt somewhere along the way but he couldn’t remember when. He had what rust there was fixed and had it painted the original color about 1999. Pretty nice job. When it was painted some of the original trim was replaced with chrome. Shortly thereafter he parked it in his shop and there it sat until I pulled it out in June 2019. Needless to say it needed a few things after sitting 20 years. Heres what I have done:
• Pulled the engine and tore it down to the short block because it was greasy and the heads needed re-torqued, the bottom end was great shape and I had the heads checked for cracks, and put in a new rear main seal. Cylinders looked good so I added a new set of rings. All the original tin is present so I cleaned it up and painted it gloss black with POR15. Clutch looked new so I added a new throw out bearing just to be safe.
• Changed the grease in the transaxle
• All new brakes except hard lines. New master cyl., rubber lines, wheel cyliders and brake shoes
• New fuel system. Tank, sender, rubber lines, fuel pump, carburetor, filter etc…
• New tires, painted the rims while the tires were off.
• Bought or painted the trim to put it back black. Had the original black bumpers and they are repainted as well.
• The interior is in great shape. Looks like it was likely done when the paint was done. Right materials used or the interior is a excellent survivor. Didn’t have to do much there other than clean it and touch up the details.
• Foam padding on the steering wheel was a little rough (not awful) so I put on a leather cover.
• Made sure the heat is hooked up and works
TO be strait forward, all cars this age have their issues:
• The pan below the batter has been fixed with fiberglass, about 3 inch hole in the usual spot. The rest of the pan is perfect and is undercoated.
• It has the 8 track radio from the 70s. Doesn’t work but I never tried to fix it. Its ugly.
• Gas gauge works (tested it) but the new sender must be junk as gauge does not register.
• No super beetle shimmy ( I know you were thinking it)
• Some one used a floor jack on the driver side rear. Bent the lower quarter. I fixed it but the paint didn’t match perfectly so bottom 2inchs or so a bit lighter.
• The drivers side door needs adjusted. Sometimes hard to open. Haven’t got around to it.
Car comes with a hitch (not installed) and is wired for trailer lights. Also has a roof rack the owner bought in 73. Overall this is a great little car and is an excellent driver. I have been messing with VW’s for 40 years and this a nice car that drives as it should. Cheapest Sport bug you will find for the shape it in. Original window sticker included.