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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback

VW station wagon with rear-mounted engine is up for bidding


Today’s AutoHunter Spotlight is on a lightly customized 1968 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback that’s powered by a rebuilt, air-cooled 1,600cc flat-4 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle.

The seller advertising the VW on AutoHunter, the premier online auction platform driven by, notes the car was given a body-off restoration in which the car was resprayed in Dark Cherry Metallic and was given color-matched fiberglass bumpers and shaved of its side moldings.

1968 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback

Other exterior modifications include LED front turn signals, color-matching front and rear light bezels, and an EMPI exhaust system with quad tips.

Peeking inside the Type 3, you’ll find black vinyl fold-forward bucket seats, new door panels, and an instrument panel color-matched to the exterior.

The rear-mounted engine features twin Weber carburetors and Scat camshaft.

The odometer reads just under 41,000 miles, although true chassis mileage is unknown.

This Type 3’s auctions ends June 15 at 12:40 p.m. PDT.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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