Classic 1971 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback
This cool 1971 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback is an unusual, highly appealing time capsule that retains its original drivetrain, houses its original interior and would make any VW collector very happy. This Type 3 has only changed hands twice in its forty years of existence and was garage kept the entire time. This resulted in a solid body with factory correct panel gaps that has never been worked on or taken apart. While this car’s paint isn’t concours, it does carry a nice shine and would look great motoring down the street to any VW show. Open the hood and you’ll find the cars original air cooled 1.6L (1584 cc) ‘pancake’ engine. The engine bay looks good for a 40 year old car and I’d venture to say that this car has been largely unmodified save for the two small diameter chrome air cleaners that sit on either side of the engine bay. Underneath the car, cross-mounted round torsion bars span the full width of the chassis while an anti-roll bar connects the cars upper trailing links together. The rear suspension is the cars original CV joint semi trailing arm system that houses the cars original 4-speed manual transmission. New correct 15 inch steel wheels with chrome center caps and stainless trim rings are mounted on wide white wall 165R15 Geostar tires. Inside the car, an all original interior is in very good shape with only the driver’s seat showing any major signs of wear. If you know vintage Volkswagens, you know that finding an all original ’71 Type 3 is almost impossible, especially one that’s been this well maintained.
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