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1964/2004 Volkswagen "Mexico" Beetle

Classics  /   /  By Tony Piff

This classic Beetle is a 2004 model-year car, built in Mexico—the Bug’s final year worldwide. The pan, tunnel and VIN from a 1964 donor car were used to get it legally titled here in the states.

For the majority of us who haven’t experienced post-1970s Bugs, the combination of vintage Beetle styling on the outside with contemporary interior looks truly jarring and awesome. The package just gets better and better, with “amenities” like electronic ignition, modern fuel injection, high-flow oil pump and hydraulic lifters—not to mention a factory CD stereo.

Having been driven less than 2,000 miles, it all looks pretty much brand new.

True 1964 Beetles on eBay tend to average about $9,500 for the best examples. This oddball looked like a crazy deal when we spotted it at an opening bid of $7,900 with no reserve. See the listing here.

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