1959 Volkswagen Microbus | 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

This is a ’59 Volkswagen Microbus that was at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the first generation, which was made between 1950 and 1967. The engine of this one is a 1.2 liter flat-4 that produces 36 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Microbus was auctioned off for $192,500.

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1989 Volkswagen Rabbit LS | 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee

That’s an ’89 Volkswagen Rabbit LS that was at the 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. The Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit is a subcompact that has been in production since 1974. This is from the second generation, which was made between 1983 and 1992. The engine of this one is a 1.6 liter EA827 straight-4 that produces 75 horsepower and 92 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 5-speed manual.

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia | 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run

This is a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. The Karmann Ghia was a car made German coachbuilder Karmann and Italian designer Ghia, which is where Volkswagen got the name Karmann Ghia. The car was made from 1955 to 1974, but the first prototype was made in 1953. Originally, Volkswagen was only going to make just 4,000 of the Karmann Ghia, but they sold out pretty quickly. Because of this, Volkswagen decided to mass produce the car. A total of 445,238 of these were made in Germany between 1955 and 1974. There are also 41,689 that were made in Brazil from 1962 to 1974. The engine of this one is a 1.2 liter flat-4 that produces 40 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. The top speed is 75 mph.

Car of the Day 11/7/18

Today’s car of the day is this ‘66 Volkswagen Beetle that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The original Volkswagen Beetle is a subcompact that was made between 1938 and 2003. The engine is a 1.3 liter flat-4 that produces 50 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 22 seconds and has a top speed of 74 mph.

Car of the Day 10/31/18

Today’s car of the day is this Volkswagen Kombi that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The Volkswagen Type 2 is a van that’s been in production since 1949. This is from the second generation, which was made between 1967 and 1979 (for the US and Europe). The engine of this one is a 1.6 liter flat-4 that produces 60 horsepower and 82 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This van has a top speed of 71 mph.

Car of the Day 9/2/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’63 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Karmann Ghia was a car made German coach builder Karmann and Italian designer Ghia, which is where Volkswagen got the name Karmann Ghia. The car was made from 1955 to 1974, but the first prototype was made in 1953. Originally, Volkswagen was only going to make just 4,000 of the Karmann Ghia, but they sold out pretty quickly. Because of this, Volkswagen decided to mass produce the car. A total of 445,238 of these were made in Germany between 1955 and 1974. There are also 41,689 that were made in Brazil from 1962 to 1974. The engine of this one is a 1.2 liter flat-4 that produces 40 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. The top speed is 75 mph. This Karmann Ghia was auctioned off for $26,950.