If you told someone that the Volkswagen Beetle was commissioned by Adolf Hitler they wouldn’t take you seriously. How could such a wonderful product of impeccable German Engineering be the poster child of the Nazi era? The ‘superbug’ is the inspiration of the modern hatchback. Small, powerful and easy to drive. If you’re looking to purchase one then you’ve come to the right place. This is a breakdown of the best places to find a VW Beetle.
Believe it or not eBay motors is one of the largest car depots on the internet. The site is both a credible reference point and a market place. The variety of Beetles available avails a vast variety of options from classic to modern. The prices are a fair representation of the actual market prices. The site boasts of over 100 available Vw Beetles throughout the year. The site also offers buyer protection services which greatly reduces the chance of a con or disreputable seller.
This is a clever little trick you can use to avoid using the actual craigslist website. All you have to is type in the model and year of manufacture of the bug you want. For instance type in ‘Vw Beetle 1967 Cabriolet’. You might find a well maintained classic Vw Beetle with a decent price tag. You can also the main craigslist website if you’re looking into specific cities and towns.
This is often considered the official classic Volkswagen Beetle marketplace. It isn’t strictly a beetle zone either, all sorts of classic VWs can be bought and sold through the Samba. This site permits you to fill in additional specifications when searching their catalog. You can find handy information and interact with other bug enthusiasts in the process. This is an international platform so some vehicles could be overseas. In this case you can arrange for the vehicle to be shipped to you.
The beetles are usually in either ready to drive or in need of restoration. The latter cost more as they are in better condition of course.
4. Small VW Enthusiast Sellers Online or Locally
While the above three resources for buying a Bug are good choices, dealing with a local VW enthusiast is one of the best ways to buy your next vintage Beetle. Someone who specializes in selling classic Volkswagens as their lifeblood really makes sure you are happy with your purchase and can give you the personal story of the car which often times is most of the fun of buying a classic VW. One of my favorite places to buy a classic VW Beetle is over at VintageVWCars.com the owner is a fun guy with lots of knowledge about his art as well as a great collector of VW stories.
Whatever your method be sure to check out all four resources and make an informed decision before choosing your next vintage collectable Beetle. Good luck