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eBay Listing: 1952 VW Beetle Classic Type 11A Split-Window Sedan Germany is a country with a great love of the automobile. When many people think of the Volkswagen Beetle, they think of the flower power generation, of bright groovy colors, and the 1960’s, but the basic design dates back to the 1930’s. If you consider...

eBay Listing: Restored 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible A friend of mine in high school had one – we thought we were something special riding around, cruising the streets at night, looking Rico Suave, and trying to impress the ladies. Ah, the memories that come to life from something as simple as a Karmann Ghia...

A Honda Civic dressed up like a Subaru WRC rally racer. A VW Beetle turned into the hot rod featured in American Graffiti. A Morris Minor bearing a striking resemblance to notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett. These are just a few of the cars built by the creative racers who participated in the Grassroots Motorsports...

There are few vehicles with the cult following of VW’s Scirocco. A VW sports coupe with global popularity, the Scirocco hasn’t been sold in the United States since 1988…and US VW fans have been pining for its return ever since. Seemingly constant rumors of the Scirocco’s return are a staple on VW forums, but often time...

The sleek lines, powerful engines and machine strength of muscle cars have captured our imaginations since the late 1960s. The Dukes of Hazard’s Dodge Charger and the Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt are two of the most iconic classic cars in history. And, then there are the more exotic motors...

Likes:Ergonomics amount to a fun, casual experience, and comfortable drive User-friendly control panel that has lots of features without too many buttons Zippy on flat/downhill surfaces Can be driven by a male… mostlyDislikes:Styling identity crisis – “more masculine” doesn’t mean “masculine” Zippines felt on...

Two European Convertibles under $30,000Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio VW Beetle ConvertibleLikes: the “how did that ever pass EPA testing?” exhaust note, nimble handling, responsive yet still fuel-efficient engine, track performance Likes: Quiet and relaxed cruising, surprising acceleration and handling, smooth ride,...

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic car designs of the past 100 years. Created by Ferdinand Porsche in the 1930s for the Third Reich (as “the people’s car”), its simple but high-quality design endured for most of the 21st century—becoming a top-seller around the globe. After a slow decline beginning in...

Volkswagen Beetles are great little city cars. But their rear-mounted air cooled engines, torsion bar suspensions, and super simple mechanical components make them great off-roaders, too ó especially when properly fitted out with a suspension lift, big tires, and special gearing. There isn’t much that can break on one...

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...

The key identifying feature of the long-running and largely-unchanged VW Beetle is the rear window. Pre-1953 cars are identified by a split window, 1953-1957 cars have an oval-shaped window, and post-1957 cars (referred to as “classic Beetles,” and the overwhelming majority of surviving Bugs seen on the street) have a...