Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1966 Volkswagen Beetle featuring several upgrades. Painted metallic teal with a sandalwood vinyl interior, this Beetle is powered by a 1600cc air-cooled flat-four engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes an upgraded 12-volt electrical system, an aftermarket AM/FM radio, lap belts and tinted side and rear windows. This Beetle comes with jack tools, aftermarket floor mats and a clear California title in the seller’s name.
The exterior has been refinished in metallic teal. Features include chrome over-rider bumpers, glass-covered headlights with chrome visors, chrome mirror caps, driver- and passenger-side window rain guards, and tinted pop-out quarter windows.
A set of chrome 15-inch wheels with chrome VW-branded wheel covers are wrapped in new 165/80 radial tires. You’ll find the same tires mounted on a spare in the front trunk. Stopping power is handled by manual drum brakes on all four corners.
The door and dashboard sheet metal are painted in the original-style light blue color. They are complemented by sandalwood upholstery and gray carpeting plus aftermarket black rubber floor mats. A modern, aftermarket AM/FM radio with kick panel-mounted speakers guarantee you’ll hear more than just the Troggs and Lovin’ Spoonful.
The 90-mph speedometer features warning lights for the voltage and oil pressure. To the right is the gas gauge, a feature that’s been included on Beetles since 1962. The odometer reads 46,340 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.
Nineteen sixty-six Beetles came with a 1285cc flat-four with 50 gross horsepower, but this one features an upgraded air-cooled 1,600cc dual-port engine, an engine which made its debut in 1970. Typical of Beetles, shifting chores is handled by four-speed manual transmission. A new clutch, flywheel and carburetor have recently been installed.
Like all Beetles of this vintage, this vehicle came factory-equipped with four-wheel independent suspension with rear swing-axle. Additional images of the body and floor are provided in the gallery.
An original Volkswagen jack, a lug-nut wrench, a jack handle and a storage bag will be included with the sale.
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