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2-owner 1971 Volkswagen Beetle


Not all cars available in ClassicCars.com’s “under $5,000” category are rusted-out project vehicles with no engine or transmission. Some are ready to roll, such as the Pick of the Day, a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle being offered by, of all things, a Corvette-specialist dealership in Anaheim, California.

According to the dealer’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com, “This is a 2-owner local So Cal 1971 bug with 79,804 original miles.”

Not only that, but the car comes not only with in its original paint, but with its original California blue plates.

“There is no rust in the floors, trunk, fenders, rockers, etc.,” the dealer adds, “just some surface rust since the paint is original.”

2-owner 1971 Volkswagen Beetle | ClassicCars.com Journal

Photos that are part of the ad show some rust above the driver’s-side door and along the sheet-metal edge of the engine bay and rear valance, and under the spare-tire pan.

Those photos also show the seat covers, carpet and new door panels installed by the car’s second owner, who also did new brakes and tires.

The car, listed for $4,975, also has a custom stereo.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.


Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.



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