1968-1979 Volkswagen Microbus - Collectible Classic

#VW, #Beetle

THE SPECS

ENGINE:
1.6L OHV flat-4,60 hp, 82 lb-ft

TRANSMISSION:
4-speed manual

DRIVE: Rear-wheel

SUSPENSION, Front: Trailing arms, torsion bar

Suspension, Rear: Swing axle, torsion bar

BRAKES F/R: Discs/drums

WEIGHT: 2535 lb

THE INFO

Years produced
1968-1979

Number produced
594,200 (all variants, worldwide)

Original price
$3400 (1971)

Value today
$5000-$15,000

Why buy?
Just because the Grateful Dead aren't touring much doesn't mean you can't cure your Mexicali blues with a Microbus. Legions of fanatics gather regularly across the world to camp, commingle, and carouse. Parts are readily available, thanks in large part to the Beetle connection, and the simple mechanicals are generally easy to fix-even on the side of the road.

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