BUG - DESERT RACER/STREET CRUISER
collectable Baja conversion. Good condition. 1,600cc air cooled engine.
4 speed manual. 1972 F reg. Red paintwork. Brown leather interior.
Service history. Black number plates and Tax exempt as an
officially recognised historic vehicle.
VW (Vdub) was converted about 15 years ago. The rear seats were moved
back and the battery re-located under the bonnet forward, for better
weight distribution. The front seats fold flat for emergency breaks. An
adjustable front beam axle lowers the front end. 15" Weller wheels
are fitted with BF Goodrich all terrain 15" x 175 tires on the
rear. The front Wellers are fitted with 15" x 205 low profile
Beetle - Baja conversion - historic vehicle plates
type engine has been rebuilt/improved with a high lift cam, Melling oil
pump, Bosch 009 distributor, twin choke webber 40's, buggy exhaust and a
lightened flywheel - new seals and bearings throughout. New
cylinder heads were fitted with large stainless steel valves.
car has completed about 20,000 miles since the rebuild which included
new barrels, pistons, rings, pins, etc, and was run in on quality
synthetic oil, then Slick 50 added at the next oil change.
the new weight distribution and lower center of gravity, she handles
extremely well and is a fast reliable example of this very much sought
car will be MOT tested within 7 days of sale and ready for delivery with
a new certificate shortly thereafter.