158A Rolling Hill Road
Mooresville, NC 28117
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1966 Volkswagen Beetle
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BELIEVED TO BE 3-OWNER, EXTREMELY SOLID, 1300CC, 4-SPD, GREAT COLORS, WON'T LAST

1966 was a year of change for the Volkswagen Beetle. The beetle now came available with an optional 1300cc 4-cylinder engine that brought the largest horsepower gain ever seen on a beetle from the previous year. The horsepower was increased by 25% from 40hp to a factory 50hp engine. It sounds funny to read that today in the modern horsepower wars. But no make mistake, This was big news for the VW faithful. The 1300cc engine was standard on all the American imported VW's.

What this car has going for it is the originality. It appears that it may have been repainted at some point or a portion of the car was resprayed because if it wasn't for some overspray around the front bumper, you would swear it was the original paint. The body is extremely solid with no bubbling present anywhere we could see, although the paint does have your typical driver flaws. So there are scratches and dings in the paint that are consistent with an original paint car. Ultimately, the car shows extremely well and is accented by a gorgeous cream interior.

Look inside the interior and you'll see just how well maintained this car had to have been.Believed to be a three-owner vehicle, this interior shows just how well-assembled these were from factory. Volkswagen's weren't the cheapest, but they used first-rate interior materials and have a charm that's lacking in later bugs. The seats, headliner and carpet don't show any tears or major signs of wear. Instead you just have clean bucket seats that are a fantastic place to log miles from behind the wheel.

Glance at the underside and you'll see just how solid this bug is. We've seen cleaner undersides, but we chose to keep it this way because the floors aren't hiding anything, you can clearly see the infamous battery patch panel that is so common with these, but beyond that there is no evidence of any other rot anywhere.

The recipient of a recent tune-up and alignment, this bug is well sorted and ready to be enjoyed!

DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light N/A
Temperature Gauge/Light N/a
Fuel Gauge NO
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio N/A
Headlights YES, Right High Beam is Out
Tail Lights YES, Right is Out
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights N/A
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition YES, Door NO
Runs & Drives YES

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1300cc 4 Cyl
Fuel Specification
Gasoline

Body

Body Color
Burgandy
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Beetle
Miles
4,533

Interior

Interior Color
Cream
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

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Contact Details
Engine Size
1300cc 4 Cyl
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
4,533
Vin
116836688
Stock
2101

Vehicle Options

  • Variable Speed Windshield Wipers
  • Drum Brakes
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Bucket Seats
  • All Weather Floor Mats
  • Running Boards
  • Fender Mounted Turn Signals
  • Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • Body Side Moldings