The Volkswagen Beetle was designed as an affordable and practical car for the masses, capable of carrying a family of four without being too expensive. Its engineering was top-notch, resulting in the longest production run for a single platform in history. The Beetle underwent numerous changes throughout its lifespan and became an iconic symbol of Germany's economic recovery and the American hippie movement. Even today, the Beetle remains an important part of automotive culture and is highly sought after by collectors. This 1961 Volkswagen Beetle, equipped with a newly rebuilt engine that has traveled less than 5,000 miles, is now available for those who desire a piece of this automotive history.
Retaining the iconic beetle design and silhouette that defined the 60s era, this Beetle embodies the aesthetic of the time. Its sea-foam green color, complemented by new lights, whitewall tires, and a bug rack, makes it an attention-grabber that is sure to impress onlookers. The interior of the Beetle has also been revamped, with a matching sea-foam green color scheme that extends from the newly upholstered seats to the dashboard and steering wheel. The spacious leather seats provide plenty of room for a comfortable ride.
During the 1930s, Ferdinand Porsche was the designer behind the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, which featured an air-cooled, four-stroke, four-cylinder, 1,200cc engine that provided 36 horsepower to the rear wheels. The engine's placement in the rear allowed for comfortable seating of a family of four and smooth cruising on Germany's autobahn. The Beetle was designed for consistent power output and dependable performance, with a top speed of approximately 62mph. Its distinctive engine note is instantly recognizable, and the Beetle is no slouch in terms of speed and handling. If concerns arise regarding the engine's reliability due to its age, the current owner has reported that this Beetle's engine has been completely rebuilt, undergone an oil change, and had new fuel lines, clutch, and brakes installed.
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