74 VW Beetle Classic, Air Ride

1974 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

Technical specifications of Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1974

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Orange City, Florida, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Trim: 2 Door
Year: 1974
Mileage: UNK
VIN: 1142314481
Color: Black
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

74 VW Beetle Classic, ir Ride

Car runs great! It's my weekend toy and project for the last few years with my son. You'll find there have been a great deal of upgrades including a full re-wire (headlights back to tail lights) from Watson's Street Works, nd all new Energy Suspension mounts and dampeners on the front end. All the detailed time consuming upgrades and fixes are complete! I consider this car a blank canvas that either can be driven as-is with that Hood Ride/Rat Ride look, r take her to the next level with a nice paint job and finish the interior off for a truly So-Cal Classic look. Selling because she is sitting in the garage more than she is being driven. She's a fun little ride and a great conversation piece with the VW clubs and crowds. Clear Florida Title in hand. Engine/Transmission:

1600 Dual Port

Dual 40mm Kadron Carbs

110 Eagle Cam

Upgraded Push Rods/Tubes (Blue Anodized)

Upgraded Exhaust

4 Speed Manual Transmission (Cruises around 65mph)

EMPI Short Shifter

Engine Extras - Included but not installed:

New Engine Tins (Complete) and Fan Shroud with Dog House. No heater vents.

New Valve Cover Gaskets

New Motor Mounts


Upgraded to 12V Electrical System

Fuse Panel is the modern style with 18 circuits. Ready for big Audio and all modern gadgets.

Upgraded from Generator to Alternator (12V)

Upgraded to Electronic Distributor

Completely re-wired with professional kit, abeled every 6 inches

New Dome Light

Upgraded to Halogen H4 Headlights with Integrated Fog Lights and Turn Signals

New Turn Signal Module and Lever on Steering Column

LED Tail Lights - Needs LED Module to properly "flash" (Watson's sells Module)


Stock Shell - Solid

Floor Pans in good shape, ut could use to have the battery tray replaced

69' Front and Rear Fenders

Roof Rack

2 Hoods (One Installed, ne Extra)

45' VW Beetle round side view mirrors with new glass

New chrome door handles with matching locks - included but not installed.


Panels, arpet, eadliner are all in good shape; driver quality

Bamboo Rack under the Dash

Currently has a Fiberglass Dash - Comes with 60's style dash that can be installed; 1965 to be exact. Nice addition for the VW.

Freshly rebuilt Speedometer (1965) and new Speedo Cable. Planed to mate the Dash and Speedometer. Beautiful Speedo!

VDO Ghia gauge for the Volts

AVS Air Gauge installed for the suspension

Custom Street Legal Front Seats - ½" Inch tubing and nylon rope (Hammock Style)

New Font Seatbelts - no Rear Seatbelts

Comes with a set of stock Front Seats (Blue)

Comes with a stock Rear Bench Seat (Black) as well.


Viar 380 Air Pumps (2)

5 Gallon Air Tank with Primer Valve

All Air Lines are 3/8" inch and include 3/8" inch SMC Valves

Two Switch setup - One for Front and one for Rear.

Front Beam is narrowed 4" inches and is on Air Shocks (120 PSI raises the front)

Rear is bagged with a pair of monster RE6 Air Bags (80 PSI raises the rear)


New Tires, ll 4 with less than 200 miles on them.

- Front Tires: Firestone F560, 45 R15 78S

- Rear Tires: Continental EcoPlus ProContact, 85 65 R15

- "White Walls" are rubber inserts, an be removed or replaced for your taste. (New set of 4, 60 from EIS Parts)

New Brake Pads, lso less than 200 miles on them.

Front brakes upgraded to Disc, rums still on rear.

New Windshield in a box included, mall crack in the current windshield.

Literature/Documentation Included:

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, 9th Edition - by John Muir.

Factory Service Manual, ype One 1970-1979 Super Beetle, eetle, nd Ghia - by Bentley Publishers

Complete Wiring Kit Diagram - Laminated and in color for the New Wiring Harness, Pages, 1"x16.5"

YouTube Videos:

Current Video, ept. 2015

Older Video, 012

Seller Notes:

Driver side window regulator eventually needs to be replaced. It rolls down about 1/2 way then the regulator lets the window go and it drops into the door. To roll the window up, ou need to push or pull the window up about 1/2 way - then the regulator will catch and you can finish rolling the window up with the crank. A replacement regulator is $39 from EIS, nbsp;EIS Parts Window Regulator.Just about any new parts can be picked at EIS - for used parts, go toThe Samba, nd suggest you also do the same. Great site, reat people on there.

Front passenger side push rod tube has a minor oil leak. Can be sealed during next oil change where the push rod tube has a rubber seal connecting behind the valves. I have a bag of the rubber seals - enough to replace about 10-12 if ever needed.

Purchased the new motor mounts and engine tins when I was planning to pull the motor and dress it up. The engine tines are the complete set needed for this motor and include a smaller fan shroud that will open up the space between the carbs. All tins are primer black and can be installed as is or painted. I was going to keep the car with its current look but dress out the engine with chrome pulley's, ainted tins, nd a cleaned up engine bay. With the engine out, o better time than to swap the motor mounts for a new set.

The original dashboard was cut out by a previous owner. I was told this was because it was hacked up to retro fit a modern head-unit. To that end, 'm not a fan of the 70's dashboard anyway, nd used the opportunity to purchase a 60's style dashboard to weld in and give this VW a throwback look. The one I purchased off The Samba is pictured, nd only needs the inserts to the left and right of the steering wheel, nd an ash tray to complete it. Those can be picked up on The Samba as well for a few dollars each. Today, here is no fuel gauge and will need one eventually. I just top off before each cruise.

You'll notice in the YouTube video that behind the back seat I opened an access lid to get to the rear air bags; this is a custom setup for easy access to them as well as the starter and transmission. Stock, hat is a solid piece of metal. Tasteful modification that you will find very nice when working on and with this VW.

If I think of anything else, 'll update this section. Check back on occasion or please eMail me any questions you may have. I appreciate you taking the time to review all the details I've documented and thank you for considering this VW. Cheers.

- Mike

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