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1971 Volkswagen Type III Squareback

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1971 Volkswagen Type III Squareback

Location: North Chicago



Type:
Used
Year:
1971
Make:
Volkswagen
Model:
Type III
Trim:
Squareback
Body:
Wagon
Trans:
4 Speed Manual
Stock
4329
Mileage:
89617
Engine Size:
Flat 4
Ext Color:
Yellow
Int Color:
Beige/Tan
Vin:
3612225306

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2900 Skokie Hwy North Chicago, IL 60064 847.689.8822

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1971 Volkswagen Type III Squareback
 
RARE CLASSIC VW IN SPECTACULAR CONDITION
FINISHED IN ORIGINAL TAN OVER TAN/BLACK LIVERY
RUST-FREE EXAMPLE WITH CALIFORNIA HISTORY
EXCEPTIONALLY WELL PRESERVED ORIGINAL INTERIOR
65 HP FUEL INJECTED 1,585 CC FLAT 4/4-SPEED MANUAL
INCLUDES AM/FM RADIO & FULL-SIZE SPARE
FRESHLY DETAILED & READY TO ENJOY!
 
 
Offering greater passenger room and cargo capacity than the venerable Beetle with modern styling, Volkswagens Type 3-based Fastback and wagon-style Squareback sedans debuted in 1966 in North America. Retaining traditional VW values including practicality and excellent fuel economy, plus the reliability and ease of maintenance of their air-cooled engines, these new Volkswagens captured new buyers as modern alternatives to the beloved original Beetle. While clearly VW products with their rear-mounted, air-cooled powertrains, the Fastback and Squareback featured a new engine design, initially displacing 1500cc and upsized to 1600cc by 1968.  Sometimes referred to as the suitcase engine due to its shape and dimensions, this powerplant design resided below the rear cargo floor. Electronic fuel injection was standard, beginning in 1969. A reorganization of VWs various model lines came in 1971, with the Fastback now designated the Type 3 Fastback and the Squareback renamed 1600 Squareback.  Production continued until 1974 when the revolutionary new front-drive, liquid-cooled Rabbit and Dasher arrived for 1975.

Extremely rare today in such wonderfully preserved, rust-free condition, this 1971 Volkswagen 1600 Squareback is a virtual time warp to the 1970s. Reportedly an original California car, it comes with California registration plates mounted with frames advertising the Jack Feely VW dealership of Redlands, California, near San Bernardino. Repainted in its originally specified tan paint finish,  this collector-worthy 1600 Squareback retains the original interior, exceptionally well preserved with tan and black two-tone upholstery. A 1600cc air-cooled flat-4 engine delivers 65 factory-rated horsepower in concert with a 4-speed manual transaxle for a fun and sporty drive. Equipped with a desirable AM/FM radio, this super clean VW classic includes a proper full-size spare tire, plus desirable documents and records including the original window sticker. Rare and exceptionally clean, this 1971 Volkswagen 1600 Squareback is quite likely one of the finest surviving examples in existence and currently available. Freshly inspected and professionally detailed, it is ready to own, collect, show, and enjoy as the uncommon and enjoyable modern classic it is. Experience it for yourself! Contact us today for further details and to arrange a personalized viewing and test drive. Were confident you will make it yours in time for all the great shows, cruises, and classic VW events to come.  
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2900 Skokie Hwy North Chicago, IL 60064

Showroom 847.689.8822

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