While the distinctive and shining paint draws you in, it will be the upgrades and quality that really keep you happy you chose this 1971 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. After all, simplicity, affordability, and quality are a perfect recipe to make this the droptop that provides smiles for all the miles.

In addition to the Beetle’s already sunny disposition, the flashy purple finish adds a bright attitude that makes you want to jump in and find a beach. This alluring hue is the product of an investment in a full respray within the last year… that’s why you get such a great shine. But it takes more than just paintwork to get a droptop that looks this fresh. The chrome bumpers, headlight bezels, and sweeping side trim all look so good we suspect they’re new. Plus, the black convertible top with glass window has the kind of tautness that indicates there’s real quality here. And the way the black looks against the deep purple tells us someone really took their time to get the full package right on this convertible.

And while we like the way the roof looks up, when you take it down, it reveals an equally nice black interior ensuring this one looks great in any weather. The moment you sit down in the upgraded bucket seats, you’ll realize the level of comfort that comes from modern bolstering. And the improvements don’t end there. A cruising machine like this benefits from an AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit and a set of Alpine speakers in the kick panels. Plus, you now have the benefit of a rear view camera. But the most alluring parts of this car are the classic elements. You get the timeless feel of the vintage VW steering wheel, and beyond that, there’s the factory VDO gauge. Plus, your right hand takes control of the tall skinny gearstick that is a familiar feeling to any classic VW fan.

The familiar 1600 cc air-cooled flat four engine is a big part of the Beetle’s appeal with its bulletproof reliability and familiar whistling exhaust note. This is a period-correct motor that has a tidy setup thanks to proper care with good belts and hoses. This is linked to the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission, which allows you to get the most out of the motor. As many VW fans already know, this is a Super Beetle. That means a better steering box, bigger brakes, and a new MacPherson strut independent front suspension.

Averaging less than 1,300 miles annually, this Beetle convertible shows off the right upgrades and care it even comes with the owner’s manual. So when a cut-above droptop can still be this affordable, it’s a deal that won’t stay available for very long. Call today!!!

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