This 1970 Volkswagen Beetle has been transformed into a steampunk-inspired open-wheel hot rod with obsessive attention to detail. The product of countless hours of specialized handcraftsmanship, this Beetle features a chopped-top roof and custom-detailed bodywork with a matching bare aluminum interior. Power comes from a 1600cc engine with twin-body Weber carburetors and the chassis is fitted with front disc brakes. This one-of-a-kind Beetle is now being offered for auction at no reserve by its seller out of Florida.
This Beetle features an extended front bridge and a chopped-top roof with a forward cowl extension providing a unique and aggressive appearance. The bare metal bodywork is decorated with pinstripes and custom gold leaf graphics as well as metal suture details, drilled door handles, tubular side steps, a brass roof-mounted fire extinguisher, a knuckle duster front hood ornament, and taillights borrowed from a 1959 Cadillac. It rides on slotted red-painted wheels with chrome hubcaps and whitewall tires. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The bare metal cabin features custom handmade aluminum seats and door panels accented by custom pinstriping and copper details. Accessories include a custom three-spoke steering wheel, copper pipe door handles, a drilled aluminum passenger floorboard, a round rearview mirror, an illuminated skull ornament, and a custom steampunk-style tachometer with exposed watch gears.
Power comes from a 1,600cc flat-four VW engine with twin-body Weber carburetors and a handcrafted exhaust. The rear wheels are driven through a close-ratio 4-speed manual gearbox. Stopping power comes from front disc brakes and rear drums.
This sale will include a clean title.
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