How much is a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle worth?

**Figure based on a stock 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle valued at $11,100 with OH rates with $100/300K liability/UM/UIM limits. Actual costs vary depending on the coverage selected, vehicle condition, state and other factors.

Are parts for a Volkswagen Beetle expensive?

Cost. The average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Volkswagen Beetle is $612, compared to an average of $526 for compact cars and $652 for all vehicle models.

Is a 1972 Beetle a Super Beetle?

The VW Super Beetle came to the market in 1971. It is officially known as the VW 1302 from 1971 to 1972 and VW 1303 from 1973 onward but most commonly called Super Beetle.

How much horsepower does a 1972 Beetle have?

60 horsepower
The Super Beetle was also available for 1972. The standard Beetle came with the 1600 four-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generated 60 horsepower, as well as a dual braking system, four-wheel independent suspension, and a flow-through ventilation system.

How long do Volkswagen Beetle engines last?

How Long Will A VW Beetle Engines Last? The engine on newer VW Beetles (2010 onwards) should last up to 200,000 miles with proper care and maintenance. Regular oil changes and are key here. For older beetle engines, you can’t them to last an absolute maximum of 100,000 miles.

How can I tell if I have a Super Beetle?

The easiest way to tell is to open the trunk (in the front) and check to see if the spare tire is laying flat* in a recess in the floor. Another way is to look behind the front wheel. If you see a large vertical spring then that car is a Super Beetle.

What engine is in a 1972 VW Super Beetle?

In back, a 1600cc air-cooled flat-four engine rated at 60 horsepower. These cars were quite slow and the handling was funky, even by 1972 standards, but they got the job done well enough. Volkswagen introduced the Computer Diagnostic System in 1972, installing a data plug in each Beetle’s engine compartment.