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1963 Volkswagen Beetle Technical Specifications and Dimensions

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

Features

Engine Location : Rear
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Unitized steel
Production Years for Series : 1938 - 1980
Price : $1,600-$2,100
Weight : 1600 lbs | 725.748 kg

Power

Opposed 4 | Light alloy finned cylinders
Displacement : 1192 cc | 72.7 cu in. | 1.2 L.
Power : 40 BHP (29.44 KW) @ 3900 RPM
Torque :64 Ft-Lbs (87 NM) @ 2400 RPM
Bore : 3.0 in | 77 mm.
Stroke : 2.5 in | 64 mm.
Compression : 7.0:1
Main Bearings : 4
Construction : Light Alloy block and head
Solex 1-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
4 Manual

Production Figures

Total Volkswagen Production for 1963 : 891,521
1963 Volkswagen Beetle

Dimensions

Sedan
Fuel Capacity : 10.8 Gal
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 160.6 in | 4079 mm.
Width : 62.4 in | 1585 mm.
Height : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.

Convertible Sedan
Price : $2,100
Weight : 1700 lbs | 771.107 kg
Fuel Capacity : 10.8 Gal
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 160.6 in | 4079 mm.
Width : 62.4 in | 1585 mm.
Height : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.

Sunroof Sedan
Price : $1,700
Weight : 1600 lbs | 725.748 kg
Fuel Capacity : 10.8 Gal
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 160.6 in | 4079 mm.
Width : 62.4 in | 1585 mm.
Height : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Kingpins with transverse torsion bars and upper/lower trailing arms

Rear : Swing axles with trailing arms and torsion bars

Steering
Worm and Roller
Turns lock to lock : 2.60
Turning Circle : 9.6 m | 377.991 in. | 9600.971 mm.

1963 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $3,233
Avg. Household Income : $5,807
Avg. Home : $12,650
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.29

The 1963 Volkswagen Beetle measures 62.40 inches in width, The 1963 Volkswagen Beetle measures 160.60 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 94.50 inches.

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