Busted Knuckles Auction is now offering this 1974 VW Beetle finished in green, with a black interior. The ‘74 Beetle features a 1.6L 4H engine with a 4-speed manual transmission. The owner states that the car has been garaged most of it’s life, and that the engine is original and has been recently been rebuilt and refurbished. The odometer shows 1,752 miles after motor rebuild. This Beetle comes with a clean Arkansas title.
Finished in green and equipped with a black soft top, this 1974 Beetle has upgraded front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. At the front, the car features a pair of upgraded MacPherson struts and coil springs, an anti-roll bar and trailing arms. The rear suspension is a semi-swing axle and is independent from the chassis, like the front portion. The Beetle comes equipped with 15” steel wheels with chrome hubcaps.
The black interior features front bucket seats upholstered in white textured vinyl with a contrasting dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Equipment includes a heater, a center console, and a push-button radio. The four-spoke steering wheel features a Wolfsburg-branded horn button and frames a 100-mph VDO speedometer with an inset fuel gauge.
The 1974 Beetle is equipped with a 1,600 cc, flat-four engine with an external oil cooler. It generates 60 HP and 77 foot-pounds of torque at 2,600 RPM. As with previous Beetles, the engine is mounted in the rear, which was cosmetically modified to fit the larger 1303 generation’s engine. The 1974 Beetle uses an open-differential rear-wheel drive system. The engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 18.6 seconds and has a maximum speed of 86 MPH. A four-speed manual transmission was standard equipment.
The owner states that the engine is original, and was “recently rebuilt after the freeze we had a year ago.” The owner also states that he “converted over to an alternator from the original generator at the same time.”