1971 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Car Price Guide

History of the 1968-1980 Volkswagen Beetle

The first substantial changes to the VW Beetle took place not at the insistence of VW engineers but as a result of U.S. government regulations. The charming painted dash went away in favor of a black padded one and the pretty ivory steering wheel replaced by a drab black four spoke “safety” design. Other attractive details like contrasting seat piping went away around this time too. One peculiar option offered during this period on both the Beetle and Karmann-Ghia was a clutchless semi-automatic transmission called an “Automatic Stickshift.” Fortunately, the famous VW quality remained to the end by which time only the cabriolet was offered in the U.S. Production continued in Brazil and Mexico until recently. Parts are quite inexpensive and easy to find. Any Beetle makes an ideal first collector car.
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Year Make Model Submodel Body Type Engine Average Value Trend
1971 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 4-cyl. 1585cc/60hp 1bbl
1971 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan 4-cyl. 1584cc/50hp 1bbl