1966 Volkswagen Beetle Deluxe 1.3 from North America


A great driver and cheap classic.


Not much has gone wrong with this car. When I bought it most of the restoration work was done. I finished it up with a new wiring harness. 30 some odd years is pretty good for plastic coated wires. I recently had to rebuild the engine because of previous owners over-site in his rebuild.

General Comments:

This car is a blast to drive! I am 6 foot 7 inches and I have plenty of leg room and headroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 Deluxe 1.3 from UK and Ireland


I'm never going to sell it!


Nothing! No, really!

I had the original engine rebuilt at 47,240 miles, but that was due to vandalism (drained oil), so not the car's fault.

General Comments:

Very reliable car, been driven daily for 4 years and still picks up the trophies at shows! Was repainted in 1998 as the original paintwork suffered from those knocks and dings cars inevitably pick up in car parks, but apart from that it's totally original.

New tyres at 36,000 miles.

Spartan, but lovely interior, very comfortable seats, loads of headroom for both front and rear passengers.

Not exactly the fastest car in the world, but the little 1300 can go all day without a single complaint. Cheap to maintain and so easy to service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2002

1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 1.3 4 cylinder boxer from Australia and New Zealand


A true classic car


Motor had 1600cc big bore kit - cooked itself one day, became very low in compression - engine replaced with 1600cc industrial motor.

Jumps out of second gear.

Rust in the floor pan.

Indicators flasher unit had to be replaced.

Rear window shattered for no apparent reason one morning - x file's kinda stuff.

All the seal's in the body are buggered, but you have to remember they are nearly 37 years old.

6 volt head lights are useless may as well drive by candle light.

General Comments:

This is your typical old beatle it had about 15 owners and it most likey there is nothing on the car that has not been tampered with.

Real skill needed to keep this car on the road on a windy day, it's all over the show. - Fittment of some wide wheels improved it's handling.

Parts are getting harder and harder to get.

This car is slow, very slow 0 -100 kph in about 30 seconds.

Chicks love these little cars and they have endless appeal and can go almost anywhere with a good set of grippy tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2002