Surfs Up 1966 Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Type 1 was a compact car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1961 to 1973. Introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), the Type 1 was marketed as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600.
The Volkswagen is an enigma. By 1966 it had survived thirty years without change in its basic design or styling, in its fatuous Beetle form. Yet it continues to sell, and sell, and sell. And not only sell, but give service and satisfaction to countless customers throughout the civilized, and not so civilized, World.
The engine capacity of the new VW 1300 increased in 1966 from 1,1.91 c.c. to 1,285 c.c. and greatly improved the Beetle. It accelerates far better than before (0-60 m.p.h. in 23 sec.; s.s.1/4-mile in 22 sec.), will reach almost 80 m.p.h in stock trim.
With it's vivid personality, impeccable finish and rugged reputation, the VW is a good proposition, especially as the 1300 engine has given it a new lease of life.
Owning a VW is a way of life, heck it's almost a religion! It was the car to have for generations including those 60's and 70's. Think Woodstock. Think California Dreamin. Think Surfin USA. Like I said earlier, the VW is timeless.
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And we have one here at Skyway Classics that will blow your mind too. It is a 1966 VW with a whole lot of modifications to make it higher performance, safer, and more comfortable to drive.
It is painted in a white over orange with blue accents too. On top is a luggage rack to carry your bags or surfboards. The interior is a combo of stainless steel buckets with vinyl seats, all redone gauges and stereo system, manual transmission, floor mats, restyled dash and door panels, heck it even has Fuzzy Dice!
The engine has been upgraded with a performance intake/air filter system, high-performance electronics and coil and exhaust. All the engine work was performed at Archway Imports in St. Louis, Mo.
The VW rides on EMPI style mag wheels, performance tires, with upgraded brakes and shocks.
If you want to ever have one of the icons of the automobile world, the VW, you need to see this 1966 VW 1300 we have here at Skyway Classics. You will find out why the People's Car is loved by soooo many people.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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- 91 Octane or below
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