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1968 Volkswagen Beetle

The 1968 Volkswagen Beetle 1500 came as a 2-door sedan (including a sunroof sedan) and a convertible sedan. Pricing ranged from $1,700 - $2,100. Power came from a horizontally opposed, overhead-valve four-cylinder engine displacing 91.1 cubic-inches and offering 53 horsepower. It power was driven to the rear-wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox. Hydraulic drum brakes could be found at all four corners.

Changes and modifications to the 1968 Beetle included a one-piece bumper without overriders. In the back was a larger tail lamps with integrated backup lights, an external gas filler with spring-loaded door, and revised door handles with trigger release. In the back, the deck lid was slightly bulged. The hood release moved to the outside. Inside, the car was given a collapsible steering column as standard equipment. An Automatic Stick Shift became optional. That semi-automatic unit could be shifted from low to driving range without the use of the clutch. Instead, the driver just needed to move the gearshift level.

'Sarcophagus' seat backs were also a new feature, complete with integrated head restraints.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013

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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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Price Comparison

1968 Beetle
$2,100-$166,900
1968 Volkswagen Beetle Price Range: $1,700 - $2,100

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Volkswagen
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)1,128,784
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)1,128,784
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

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