Volkswagen: Fastback, Squareback : Official Service Manual, Type 3, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 by Volkswagen of America Inc.
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Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. If truly all original, the car must have spent much of the past 46 years in a garage—both sides appear to wear very good paint with no fading, and brightwork gleams in the sun. There appears to be a fairly big dent between the rear left wheel and bumper, but otherwise bodywork looks to be straight.
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No Reserve: 1970 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback
Volkswagen was on top of the world in the s, thanks to the global popularity of its Types 1 and 2, a. The proof of concept for a larger, upmarket Volkswagen came from Porsche in As with the Bug, VW made running changes to these models. A volt electrical system was new in The cc engine was enhanced with standard electronic fuel injection a world first in a mass-produced economy car! The original swing axle rear suspension was replaced with independent semi-trailing arms across the line in , and an automatic transmission became optional.
The Volkswagen Type 3 is a compact car that was manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from to The concept of the Type 3 was to be more of a family car than the Beetle, offering more passenger and luggage space and a larger engine. The Type 3 followed the Type 1 Beetle, utilizing a low-profile version of Volkswagen's rear-engined, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine, as well as body-on-chassis construction the body bolts to a frame that includes the floor pan ,  retaining the same wheelbase — but featuring ponton slab sided styling, in contrast to the Type 1's articulated fenders and running boards. VW finalized the design by with prototypes ready for testing by In VW announced the new line as the "VW ". Production began in August , a month before launch, of the Volkswagen Notchback, encompassing three-box styling in a notchback saloon body. Volkswagen's intention was that this model should replace the Notchback, which is what happened in the UK market, but in other markets, including the German domestic market, the number of customers preferring the older Notchback shaped car was higher than foreseen, and in the end both Notchback and Fastback body shapes remained in production until July
This Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback is equipped with a rebuilt cc flat-four and was acquired by the seller about two years and miles ago. Finished in Peru green with a black interior, the car was repainted under the previous owner and features the later Type 3 updates, including a larger front trunk, larger taillights, and larger bumpers. More than 2. A styling revision was implemented for Type 3 models in , with about 4. The license plate and reverse lights were recently repaired.
The Volkswagen Type 3 is a compact car that was manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen Volkswagen (Type 3) TL fastback sedan ( 07 three body styles: two-door Notchback, Fastback and Squareback, the latter marketed as the 'Variant' in most markets, and 'Squareback' in the United States.
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It has been well kept and dialed in by fantatical owners and while it is not "perfect" it shows very well and runs and drives excellent! The color is called Clemantine Orange and it is as perfect of a 70's color as there it. The condition of the car is very nice with only a few chips and scratches here and there. Nice chrome and a few add on accessories such as a chrome exhaust tip, bumper guards, chrome edge on the hatch and front hoods. Cool wood slat roof rack and custom wheels Really has a sharp look to it.
Like their Beetle brethren, Volkswagen Type 3 Squarebacks once roamed the American landscape, meeting the transportation needs of small-and-frugal families from coast to coast. Today, however, few survive, with most falling victim to time, tinworm or increasingly impoverished owners. Those in pristine shape can command eye-opening prices, which is why we find this driver-quality Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback , for sale on Hemmings. Drop the 1. According to the former owner, the 1,cc, air-cooled boxer-configured engine was overhauled around 60K, inclusive of installation of two Weber carburetors, replacing the fuel injection.