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1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

The Volkswagen Beetle was in production for sixty-six years with over 21 million examples manufactured, and built in factories on five continents. In 1933, Ferdinand Porsche was tasked with designing and developing a 'peoples car' that was affordable, reliable, and basic capable of carrying two adults and three children at speeds up to 100 kph. Production began in 1938 and although it evolved over the years, the basic concept remained unaltered.

The 1300 model was introduced in 1966 and brought with it an increase in power, rising by 25 percent to 50 bhp. The 1966 Volkswagen Beetle was powered by a horizontally opposed, overhead-valve four-cylinder engine displacing 1285cc and fitted to a four-speed manual transmission. Hydraulic drums were in the front and back. There was a '1300' emblem on the decklid and the wheels had vent slots and flat hubcaps. A headlight dimmer was now located on the steering column, and the horn-right was brought back after a two year absence. The front backrests were given safety latches and a central defroster outlet was added to the dashboard.

The 2-door Beetle had a base price of $1,580. The sunroof sedan sold for nearly $100 more while the convertible had a base price of just over $2,000.


by Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

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1966 Vehicle Profiles

1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 vehicle information

Sedan

This Volkswagen was purchased new in 1966 at Javis Motors, Inc. in Chillicothe, Ohio for $1637. 1966 was the only year the 1300 Series was made and was developed with a 40 horsepower motor which weighed 208 lbs. ....[continue reading]

1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 116836288

This 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 Coupe is finished in Turquoise Green and wears an older restoration with a parchment interior. There are sports whitewall tires wrapped around correctly-painted 1966 slotted VW wheels. The 1300 Beetle was a one-year m....[continue reading]

Sedan
 
Sedan
Chassis #: 116836288 


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Volkswagen Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
27,877
November 2019
29,218
October 2019
28,072
September 2019
26,947
August 2019
35,412
July 2019
31,188
June 2019
31,725
May 2019
35,702
April 2019
31,309
March 2019
37,092
February 2019
25,706
January 2019
23,074
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1966 Beetle 1300
$2,100-$31,400
1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 Price Range: $1,600 - $2,100

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Volkswagen
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)1,128,784
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)1,193,853
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)1,241,580
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)1,191,854
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)921,013
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)1,168,146
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)1,174,687
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)1,034,797
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)891,521
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)925,747
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)807,488

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