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1971 Volkswagen Beetle

  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
1971 Volkswagen Beetle
Color
Yellow/White
Engine
1600 Dual Port
Transmission
Manual
Location
Hampstead, MD

The Story

When the idea of needing a first car came to my mind, I was at a loss for which direction to head. Ultimately I needed an affordable car to please my parents but a manual and eye catching vehicle was also at the top of my list of needs. The decision that the Volkswagen Beetle was the perfect car began the 3 plus month journey of finding the right one.

It was my 16th birthday when I got to call the car mine. After a 3 hour drive to New Jersey, I was nothing but speechless at the sight of my brand new car. It was perfect aside from the surface rust, faulty brakes, and non-working turn signals. But it had a surfboard and beach ball, what’s not to love!

As the small things got fixed, I learned to drive and my passion for cars exponentially grew. I loved everything about them. It was owning this car which pushed me to apply to my local car dealership where I work today.

Unfortunately it was after getting the job there that I starved the engine of oil due to some oil plate issues. After a small rebuild the car was even better than before and just keeps trucking on.

I love getting to drive this car everyday! It is the sunshine to my mornings, hence her name, Sunny. Beyond my love for her, everyone else shows their fondness as well. Through owning a beetle you understand why they are named the people’s car, Volkswagen. It is not about your passion for the car, but rather bringing a smile to passerby’s faces and maybe just bringing a little sunshine to everyone else’s day as well!

Vehicle Info

  • Engine
    1600 Dual Port
  • Color
    Yellow/White
  • Location
    Hampstead, MD
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Drivetrain
    RWD

Performance Modifications

  • Pea Shooter Exhaust
  • VintageCarLEDs Headlights

Cosmetic Modifications

  • Roof Rack
  • Chrome Wheels
  • Lots of Stickers
  • Occasionally a Surfboard
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