1971 VW Beetle CONVERTIBLE ,1600 Dual Port EMPI Mechanically Sound, VERY CLEAN

1971 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Convertible German Chrome/Stainless Trim

Technical specifications of Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1971

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Item location: Brigham City, Utah, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
SubModel: 1968 VW Beetle CONVERTIBLE Type 1 1600 48HP
Type: CONVERTIBLE 4-Speed Freeway Flyer 1600 Dual Port
Trim: Convertible German Chrome/Stainless Trim
Year: 1971
Mileage: 17,655
VIN: 1512280153
Color: Teal
Engine size: 1600cc 48hp
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black / Green
Options: Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Drive Motor Garage, Inc. 1971 Volkswagen Beetle, VW Bug Convertible - Solid Engine, 4-Speed Freeway Flyer Manual Transmission, RUNS FAST & FUN!! . 1971 Volkswagen Beetle, VW Bug Convertible - Solid Engine, 4-Speed Freeway Flyer Manual Transmission, RUNS FAST & FUN!! .

We do our best to inspect these vehicles and list the details. We drive them a couple hundred miles and try to visually inspect all the accessories and make sure everything is working properly. Some are new with warranty, some are 50+ years old, some need just a little TLC, and some are project cars. Please read the full description as well as the terms and conditions before bidding or purchasing.

PLEASE NOTE: If you bid on this car, that means you have decided to buy this car. PLEASE, we have heard of all the excuses of buyers not wanting to follow through once they win the auction. For example, don't let your kid bid on this car while you are "working overseas with no access to the internet". hahaha Yeah, we have heard this one several times. :) Make sure you have funds secured before bidding. We are serious sellers, we hope you are a serious buyer. If bidding on eBay, but you just can't wait for the action to end? Contact Drive Motor Garage sales at 801-839-4224 and make an offer to "Buy It Now". To protect you as the buyer, we will still complete the transaction through eBay's "End Auction Early" selling to you as The Highest Bidder. This also complies with eBay's terms and conditions. By bidding on this vehicle you are agreeing to Drive Motor Garage's Terms & Conditions. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to read the full Terms & Conditions.

General Description

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This NICE 1971 VW Beetle Convertible is SO FUN to look at and drive. This Beetle is solid and GORGEOUS daily driver! It appears to have always been maintained well. The mechanical is good. The 1600 dual port engine fires right up, the suspension and transmission & brakes appear to be in good condition. This Beetle has 1600 Dual Port 48 HP motor. Engine starts up instantly, and runs great. This isn't a 400 horsepower Camaro, but horsepower and specs aside, this VW Beetle will put a MASSIVE grin on your face from ear to ear, and keep the Hamiltons in your wallet!

This Beetle drives very nice. This Beetle will be the PRIDE and JOY of whoever owns it!! The curb appeal is very nice! On the inside it sports a solid interior with vinyl seats, carpet, and door panels that only show minimal wear. Other than that, it is the appeal of an original interior. Overall, it will impress any gear-head with solid motor and 4-Speed manual transmission!! Yet, this is a Beetle that has been maintained in a condition to drive and enjoy. You won't be afraid to drop the top down, and get out and cruise the roads with this solid Beetle! Be sure to see the video below! If you have sound, turn it up! The motor sounds great! The video is below, but here is a quick link to it for mobile devices. 1971 VW Beetle, CONVERTIBLE, 4-Speed Freeway Flyer, New Interior Video This page has a TON of images so the page may load slow. Thanks for your patience. ENJOY!!

  • VIN: 1512280153
  • 20,784 Miles On Odometer (TMU)
  • Solid Body, Nice Paint
  • Powertrain & Suspension Handle Well
  • Good Vinyl Seats
  • Solid Carpet
  • Good Door Panels
  • Black Resealed Undercarriage
  • Runs Great Even On A Hot Day
  • See photos
Mechanical Description

This VW Beetle runs almost like a race car if you want it to! Just watch the first 60 seconds of the video! AWESOME!! Yet you can easily cruise the boulevard on a nice summer's evening or drop by the local Sonic Drive-In. The 1600 Dual Port Engine w/ fresh carburetor starts and rumbles to life instantly from stone cold. The engine along with the transmission have all been reinspected to insure they perform as strong as possible. It starts, runs, and drives STRONG, and with the 4-Speed "Freeway Flyer" transmission, it cruises down the road 75 MPH easily. Wheels are aluminum. Tires have good tread. This is one AWESOME convertible VW Beetle!

As with all used cars no express warranties are implied. Do yourself a favor and have an inspection done to give you that piece of mind that the car is all there. As this vehicle deserves a personal touch, please call us for any questions regarding this rare gem. 801-839-4224. Listed here are a few of the detailed mechanical specs:

  • 1600 Dual Port 48 HP Motor
  • NEW Carburetor
  • Starts Immediately
  • Passes Emissions Inspections
  • 125, 128, 126, 127 psi compression
  • 4-Speed Freeway Flyer Transmission
  • Good Shocks
  • Good Tires
  • Aluminum Wheels
Exterior Description

The exterior of this Convertible Beetle has an excellent curb appeal! It will draw the attention of everyone who sees it. The body is nice, and it has a nice paint condition. The frame and undercarriage appear solid with minor wear and tear. The body & paint is solid and the undercarriage is black and has been sealed recently. It is ready for anyone to enjoy as a daily driver.

NOTE: The body of this Beetle appears to be 100% solid metal. This smooth body and glossy paint as you can tell in the photos is still very nice. The undercarriage is black and appears to have been repaired and sealed recently. It appears to have been cared for and shows no major abuse or wear. There are no major dents or dings with exception of the original front bumper which has been straightened before. This is a SUPER NICE driver with great curb appearance. You wont be afraid to drive and enjoy it everyday. As this vehicle deserves a personal touch, please call us for any questions regarding this rare gem. 801-839-4224

Interior Description

The inside sports a nice interior and trim. The vinyl seat covers are solid but show some wear. The carpet appears solid and black. The steering wheel, radio, buttons, dials etc. appear original. The dash appears to be original with a few cracks and could be replaced if desired. Otherwise, what you see is the interior in a decent original-style condition. This interior is in overall good condition.

You must see the photos and video. No smoking is evident. As this car deserves a personal touch, please call us for any questions regarding this rare gem. 801-839-4224

Video Content

Here is a quick video of the walk through, and starting the engine from stone cold. The engine idles nicely. The video is below, but here is a quick link to it for mobile devices. 1971 VW Beetle, CONVERTIBLE, 4-Speed Freeway Flyer, New Interior Video

Photo Gallery

They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Well, here are over 140 high-res images of this amazing car. They just saved me 140,000 words.

Full Terms & Conditions


Fee and Tax Information: All Utah residents will pay state sales tax and a $350 Processing Fee. Sales Tax only applies to Utah Residents ONLY! Out of State customers only pay: $350 Processing Fee. All sales are subject to the $350.00 Processing fee.

PAYPAL IS FOR SECURITY DEPOSITS ONLY. We do not apply the $500 deposit toward the purchase price of the car nor accept full payments through PayPal. Once full payment is made, the $500 PayPal deposit gets refunded. ALL "BUY IT NOW" PRICES LISTED ARE FOR CASH BUYERS OR IF CUSTOMERS ARRANGE THEIR OWN FINANCING.

IF YOU WIN THE AUCTION OR CLICK BUY IT NOW, YOU HAVE PURCHASED THE CAR. If you decide to pick the vehicle up locally, the full $500 PayPal deposit must be received prior to your arrival.

Please contact sales@drivemotorco.com or 801-839-4224

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. The $500.00 NON REFUNDABLE deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 3 days of Auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 2002 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing, your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. If the full payment is not received within the allotted time, or the buyer decides to not complete the transaction for whatever reason, we reserve the right to keep the security deposit.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for `auto shippers`.

If you are not sure about something, Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.

Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to Ebay, and negative feedback posted.


By placing a bid on this vehicle you are entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the above-described vehicle. We reserve the right to cancel all existing bids and end the auction early should the item no longer be available for sale.

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We reserve the rights to sell the car outside the eBay auctions. We reserve the right to end the auction anytime. We reserve the right to cancel any bid from any bidder.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where it is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. In either case, The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Please understand that the vehicles are Pre-Owned vehicles and at times, the vehicles may come without accessories such as extra keys, cd magazines, navigation discs, floor mats, tools, and owner's manuals. Please call for the exact accessories included for the vehicle.

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All vehicles are sold "AS IS". This is in full accordance with the laws of the State of UTAH regarding motor vehicle sales. You the buyer/bidder must have a complete understanding that this vehicle is used and we do not know the complete history of this vehicle. We are presenting this vehicle to the best of our knowledge. The accuracy of our description is based on any and all information that we were able to obtain concerning this vehicle either by records, previous owners statements, or other statements if any made by the persons who sold or traded in this vehicle. We Drive Motor Garage or any of its employees or agents will not be held responsible. All buyers are responsible for having an independent inspection completed on their vehicle of interest prior to sale or close of auction. You are welcome to fly in or schedule a inspection with several companies in Salt Lake City area to have a car professionally inspected.



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