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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:05 am    Post subject: Original Price of '73 Super Reply with quote

I've spent all morning searching the gallery, classifieds, And going through old posts, but it can't seem to find what the original asking price is for a '73 super. Anybody know?
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was the price of the Standard, and I think the Super was $300-$500 more...but I could be mistaken.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My best guess would be a an average of $2400.00.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim, I seem to remember seeing $2350 or there about with no options.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Original Price of '73 Super Reply with quote

Beeble1 wrote:
I've spent all morning searching the gallery, classifieds, And going through old posts, but it can't seem to find what the original asking price is for a '73 super. Anybody know?


what is the absolute cheapest car in standard production you can buy today?

surely not a bug
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm adjusting for a Super Beetle, as opposed to a regular bug.

Also, the prices varried from state to state.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One book I have gives $2499 for a 73 Super
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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they even messed up the transportation charge in the total... only charged them 7.75 not 79.75.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hmmm. Well known that by '73 and well into '74 that the value of the DM vs. the USD was causing VW issues and that year over year price changes also helped kill Beetle sales. I think the $2500 price for a non-optioned '73 Super is pretty accurate.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: 73 Price Reply with quote

My last trip home from Vietnam was in March of 73 and I bought a new Super in the San Diego area and it was Approx $2400. For some reason I remember there being a $200.00 surcharge on this vehicle. Maybe that was because of the DM vs USD at the time. Wish I still had it. Was that wonderful Kelly green color with buckskin color camel inside.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there you go Wink

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If memory serves me correctly, Dad paid 2800 for our 73 SB. Got 400 for the 59 beetle he traded in.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sun Bug? bet it came with a years membership to the YMCA and a subscription to "Boys Life"
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth, here in Norway, a 1973 Super beetle in LS trim without sunroof, cost 29.500 Norwegian Crowns. A 1974 Golf L cost 35.000 Norwegian Crowns.

As always, the taxes were hard-hitting, the dollar was 7 Norwegian Crowns at the time.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NADA lists it at $2499

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