VW Super Beetle - Electric Car Conversion - 72V Battery Powered- Fuchs Rims!!

1971 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Standard for sale in Quitman, Georgia, United States

Item location: Quitman, Georgia, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
SubModel: Sedan
Type: Sedan
Trim: Standard
Doors: 2
Year: 1971
Mileage: 46,440
VIN: 1112753775
Color: Blue
Engine size: Electric
Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Electric
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1971

I began the conversion 8 years ago. I purchased the VW for $3500, the Porsche 914 Fuchs wheels with tires cost $1500 (worth even more now), the controller, charger, and motor were $2500. An all new interior package was $1000. Thousands of dollars in additional parts were purchased, many installed and many that are still to be installed. My cost to date is well over $12,000 and unknown amounts of my time. I first installed the controller, motor, transmission adapter and batteries and then used the VW in testing for a few months and ran it for 30 or 40 miles. After testing it out I spent the next two years restoring most everything. The front brakes were converted to disk, I installed new rear brakes, tie rods, bushings, heavy-duty shocks, springs, struts, floor pans, virtually everything. Currently the car needs batteries (9 8V lead acid) a new windshield, rear apron, paint job and a lot of your time. The doors,hood and windows are currently not mounted. A work in progress! This is not a project for the faint of heart. Expect another half year or more of work before the VW is back on the road. The speed is limited to 45-50mph and range is maximum of 40 miles, but all of that is dependent on the batteries you install. Message me with questions or email me at mferan@yahoo.com There are more photos at s1253.photobucket.com/user/mferan/slideshow/

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