bought my Super Beetle brand new in 1971. He kept it for many years
until he handed it over to me in 1998. It still wears the original
paint, seats, spare tire, etc. Everything is in very good condition
because the car has only 100,000 original km. (about 62,000 miles).
stared modifying the engine gradually; first with an 1835cc engine
with a single weber carb, bigger valves and a ported head. Then
the modifications grew because of my love for speed. I entered it
in a 1/8 mile drag racing competition. Wheels are Empi style eight
spoke with 155 radials in front and 205/55 Bridgestone Potenzas
with original style wheels (just a little wider) in the back for
street use. In the 1/8 mile races I use 225/50 BF Goodrich Drag
radial tires with my Empi style eight spokes. Modifications in the
interior are few, smaller steering wheel and a MSD shift light,
tach, oil temperature and oil pressure are on the way and to be
installed next month. No stereo system.
My VW's favourite saying: " Eats Hondas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!!"
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