Barrett-Jackson | 14-Oct-2016 | Las Vegas 2016 | Venue : Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 499
Year : 1975
Engine Size : 1835CC
Transmission : Manual
Interior : TAN
Chassis No. : 1552013275
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Lot #499 - A 100% complete two-year restoration of a 1975 convertible Volkswagen Super Beetle with nothing left untouched. Receipts totaling over $92,000 are included. Powered by a rebuilt 1835cc high-performance engine with Weber carb-style fuel injection, built-in battery trickle charger, custom exhaust and rare center-mount fan shroud. The engine compartment and components are nearly all aluminum, stainless steel or chrome. Performance features include a rare Gene Berg 5-speed custom transmission with an auxiliary coolant system. The interior has custom Ultraleather bucket seats front and rear (2001 Ford Mustang front seats with electric driver seat), door panels, trunk and dashboard, custom-fitted floor carpet and Virginia Tops custom canvas convertible accessories with powder-coated framing members. Also has custom bronze Auto Meter electronic gauges and dashboard featuring an 800-watt Pioneer stereo system with flip-up DVD, touchscreen and navigation system. It has low-profile 45 series high-performance tires on custom 17 aluminum wheels with matching leather-wrapped aluminum steering wheel. The ride is smooth and low at approximately 4 off the ground and features 4-wheel hydraulic assisted disc brakes. The 3 extra-wide seamless fenders are molded into the vehicle body. The exterior features 1939 Ford roadster teardrop headlights with same year frenched-in taillights, shaved door handles with electric door pops, custom-built louvered front/rear aprons and license plate mounts, swan-style front-mount rearview mirrors and bronze tinted electric windows. It is painted in PPG Metallic Orange Glow.