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> En­gines typ­i­cally re­quire

a re­build at 60k miles.

Bud­get £2k to get the job

done prop­erly.

> Be­gan as a 1.1, but the largest en­gine was 1500cc with 44bhp. This is viewed as the most de­sir­able – bal­anced and blueprinted, and it­ted with a few sim­ple mods, it can make 70 80bhp. > Fuel pans, front axles and the heater channels can rot; check the bot­tom four inches of the car. > Start­ing is­sues are com­mon, in­clud­ing starter mo­tor grem­lins and ig­ni­tion switch fail­ure,

but are eas­ily ixed. > 1967 mod­els are prized for clas­sic looks com­bined with more mod­ern run­ning gear in­clud­ing 1500cc en­gine and 12v electrics. > From 1968 to the end of pro­duc­tion, the Bee­tle re­ceived larger ‘Europa’ bumpers and rear lights.

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