1968 Volkswagen Beetle 1200/1500

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1968 Volkswagen Beetle 1200/1500

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Volkswagen

Volkswagen

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 802

Build Start: 1968

Last on sale: 1978

Body Style:

Drive System:

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The Beetle moved even further away from its pre-war origins in 1968 when more safety-conscious features were incorporated. Sloping headlamps were dispensed with in favour of upright ones and thicker bumpers fitted. Mechanical changes included – at last – 12-volt electrics and dual-circuit brakes, plus a fuel tank that didn’t have to be filled by via the front boot. There was less focus on the antiquated Beetle once VW’s new range of water-cooled cars but it lingered on, with minor improvements, until 1978. Building continued in Mexico until 2003.

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Specifications

General
  • 1968
  • 1978
  • Beetle
Dimensions
  • 1550mm
  • 2400mm
  • 820kg
  • 4070mm
  • 1500mm
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Body Details
  • Hatchback
Performance
  • 21.9s
  • 3
  • 53bhp
  • 78lb/ft
  • 81mph
Prices
  • €802
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