'75 Super Vert & '75 Sears Allstate trailer Price: $15000
RARE '75 Super Beetle Convertible with a 1975 Sears Allstate trailer!
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Only 5,327 Convertibles were made in 1975 compared to 12,694 & 11,083 in 1974 & 1976 respectively.
Also, '75 Super Beetles were the first with rack and pinion steering which gives the car much better handling than older Beetles.
For California residents, 1975 is the cut off year for smog checks. So no smog certificate is required. This also allows you to modify or swap out the engine as you please.
As to this car specifically, I'm the third owner. It was originally purchased in NY and then sold to it's 2nd owner in Cincinnati. That's where I bought it. The 2nd owner told me that he bought it with 19,000 original miles and that the miles on the odometer, 26,000 at that time, were original. I took that with a grain of salt as the car didn't appear to be in the condition you'd expect for a car with that low mileage. I've had her for a couple of years and put about 2000 miles on her but recently realized that the odometer was broken. I've since fixed it, but the true mileage is unknown.
I love this car. I looked for a '75 convertible for years before I found this one. I also searched for years for the matching 1975 Sears Allstate trailer. I found that up in Redding. I restored the trailer in the past few months (to keep me busy during the pandemic) taking it all down to bare metal, addressing all surface rust and replacing all hardware with stainless steel screws, nuts and bolts. I painted it myself and honestly, my inexperience in painting showed. It looks good from 10' away but it's definitely not a professional paint job.
My reason for selling is that I've found another project that I'm interested in so I'm selling to fund that.
- 1600 cc 4 cylinder engine, converted to carburetor from EFI, runs strong and has no mechanical issues.
- 4 speed manual transmission with no slipping or popping out of gear.
- 4 Hankook Optimo H426 tires size 195/65R15 installed on 1/5/19 with such low miles that they appear new.
- New front disc brakes and master cylinder installed 05/2020
- New fuel pump 04/2020
- New front windshield 04/2020
- Convertible top is like new.
- Replaced heater boxes with good used original VW heater boxes out of a '79 Super Beetle 06/2020
- New muffler installed at the same time as the heater boxes 06/2020
- The dash board is original and has only 2 very small cracks.
- Interior is absent any major flaws. The headliner has no tears and doesn't show aging.
- Has the convertible top boot, black vinyl.
- The paint seems to have had one respray in the original L30C Malaga Red and gets a pretty good shine with a buff and wax. It's not perfect but looks it from 10 ft away. I've painted the two rear fenders and the area around the front window.
- No radio
- Small nicks and blemishes on the paint
- The driver seat has some slight cracking on the side.
- No carpet on the floor.
- Rusted out hole on the back seat floor behind the driver. It can be easily patched and the pan does not need to be replaced.
1975 Sears Allstate Trailer. Original blue and yellow CA license plate. I began the restoration in April of this year and completed it in June. The restoration included having a new sheet metal top made for it as the original had some dents, and due to a factory seam across the top, had rusted the cross support bar. I took the rest of the trailer down to bare metal, addressing all surface rust and replacing all hardware with stainless steel screws, nuts and bolts. I painted it myself and honestly, my inexperience in painting showed. It looks good from 10' away but it's definitely not a professional paint job. The 3 trailer tires are new. I will not sell the trailer separately.
- A set of front seats from a '79 Super Beetle that can have the head rests removed for a "low back" seat look. I was upholstering them in red cloth. I did one back rest. I'll throw in the red cloth fabric also.
- Era correct 3 Pc Samsung Suitcases (red)
I covered all that I can think of. If you have any further questions, feel free to call or text me.
If the ad is up, the car is available. Also, I will not sell the trailer separately.
I will not take any offers over the phone. You must see the car and have cash in hand or I won't entertain an offer. If you're out of the area, we can talk about particulars on how to make a deal.
Thanks for taking the time to look and to read all this!