Nothing, yet... I bought it with a lot of rust... But as a Beetle lover, I planed to restore it... I have started with stripping the surface rust off of the car, and will do a complete body-off restoration when I arrive back to the 48 states (costs much less than in Alaska).
Interior was okay...
Nothing was really wrong with the car, just that it had 30 years of neglect and hard use...
For anyone who wants an old car that is extremely reliable, then this is it...
This is my 2nd one... my first was a fuel injected 77 (the FI is a problem in the old bugs, takes lots of work to keep them in good shape, work = money). Anyway, the car had 178,000 on it and had no major work done to it, in fact it was so original that I changed the clutch disk and removed the factory one from the car... not bad for almost 200,000 miles.
My new one, a 1974 Super Beetle, as I said above, was neglected and has a lot of rust... It will need most of the body replaced due to rust (a common problem with bugs, even more common in Alaska). When I accomplish the body replacement, I plan to replace all parts on the car... Costly yes, but, anything for my bug... Since this one will be with me for a while I figure I should do it right...
For those who need some information on Beetles and where to locate parts, information, books, etc... see the following places.
www.aircooled.net (great web site)
www.hotvws.com (beetle magazine)
www.oldspeed.com (web site)
The best thing to do for information is to go and buy the hot VWs magazine or the VW Trends magazine... They have tons of information in each issue plus all sorts of ads where you can find most everything you could possibly need for your Volkswagen (no, it's not Volkswagon, it is spelled with an E not an O).
Well, hope this helped, and if you find a Beetle you might buy, do it!!! You won't be disappointed in the car..