These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Engine Location : Rear
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1938 - 1980
Price : $2,300-$3,100
Weight : 1740 lbs | 789.251 kg
Engine Type : O4 1585 cc | 96.7 cu in. | 1.6 L.
46 HP (33.856 KW) @ 4000 RPM
72 Ft-Lbs (98 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Bore : 3.4 in | 85 mm.
Stroke : 2.7 in | 69 mm.

Transmission:
4 Manual , Automatic

Total Volkswagen Production for 1973 : 1,128,784
ComponentSTRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
NHTSA Campaign ID73V006000
NotesVOLKSWAGEN CAMPAIGN NO T-8/73.SUPER BEETLE MODEL 133.POSSIBILITY THAT THEREINFORCEMENT ELEMENT FOR FRONT BUMPER WAS OMITTED IN PRODUCTION.ALSO, THEMATERIAL THICKNESS OF THE REAR BUMPER WAS INADEQUATE.(CORRECTBY INSPECTINGAND REPLACE WITH PROPER BUMPERS.)

ComponentEQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
NHTSA Campaign ID72V257000
NotesVOLKSWAGEN CAMPAIGN NO BJ.SUPER BEETLE.INCORRECT CERTIFICATION LABELS WEREAFFIXED WITH INCORRECT CHASSIS NUMBERS.(CORRECT BY INSTALLING CORRECTNUMBERED LABELS).

ComponentSEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Mfr Report Date19730501
NHTSA Campaign ID73V133000
NotesBEETLE AND SUPERBEETLE.POSSIBILITY THAT THE MOUNTING BRACKET OF THE SEAT BELTRETRACTOR MAY DEVELOP CRACKS AND THE BOLTS HOLDING THE MOUNTING BRACKET MAY NOTHAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATIONS.ALSO THE CONTACT IN THE SEAT BELTBUCKLE DESIGNED TO ACTIVATE THE WARNING SYSTEM MAY BE DEFECTIVE.(CORRECT BYINSPECTING AND INSTALLING COMPLETE SEAT BELT AND BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated April 2017
Averages
Avg. Household Income : $12,900
Avg. Home : $32,500
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.40


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