The classic air cooled Type 3 includes three styles: the VW Squareback, the VW Fastback and the VW Notchback. But that didn’t keep gray-market dealers from importing the 1500 notchback. Modern front-engine cars largely solved that problem by improved technology and much greater attention to sound deadening. Only the Fastback and Variant appeared in catalogues and showrooms after ’65 though. Paul, have you ever spotted a Type 3 Karmann Ghia in Eugene? In 1966, the 1600 arrived (legitimately), but only in fastback and squareback (wagon) versions. The Notchback is my favorite VW, with the exception of the Type 34 which had a similar look to the Corvair. 1965 Notchback: $22000 Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:24 pm USA - San Diego, California Map Seller: dustyabrams55 [WTB] 1968-69 squareback: YTM Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:53 am USA - Whittier, California Map Seller: tylergeddis: 1968 VW Squareback Type 3: $10500 Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:52 am USA - Hayward, California Map Seller: VWSUPERNOVA: BARN FIND (cough) 65 Squareback! 5,500 € I like this car. Vw Variant. We had these in Canada starting mid-way through the 1962 model year. Buy It Now . 1964-1970. Our neighbor’s kid had an early 60s notchback that he had painted yellow. There was not enough duct tape on earth to keep it from leaking in the rain. They compared it with the Opel Rekord and Ford Taunus. I know I saw these cars regularly but cannot recall where. Classifieds for Classic Volkswagen Type 3. Fun little cars , the tail light lenses on the first picture indicate it’s a 1500N , with the single side draft carby in the middle…. I guess the longer front end has more area to be pushed around by the wind. The result was a mixed bag, and since I just happen to have a C/D review of one handy, I’ll share the highlights. OE Clock converted to a Tacho. NOS Rear reflectors & NOS Reflector Seals. The section was marked with outlines of the Beetle, Type II and Type IIIs…I was fascinated that there was a Type III sedan, as well as Fastback and Squareback. i really never did care much for the fastback. Volkswagen America did not begin importing the VW Type 3 until 1966 in VW Squareback and VW Fastback versions. While the Type 3 1500-1600 cars, sold in America as the Squareback and Fastback--plus the European/Canadian-market Notchback and related Type 34 Karmann Ghia--enjoyed moderate popularity, they're now among the rarest air-cooled VWs, and represent truly usable classics that still turn heads and are reasonably inexpensive to buy, maintain, and enjoy. Make: x. The notchback was one of my favourites.. probably a 1965 vintage would be my top choice. This does make sense, but as a youngster I did not notice that. baby mercedes, indeed. Volkswagen VW Typ 3 Fastback type 3 1600 TL Fliessheck. From United States. Was it easier to import a gray-market car back then, or did they cross the borders from Canada/Mexico? Even then, they were oldtimers, and many of them were in the back of the VW dealership in the town I was staying in. This combined with decent thick insulation round the engine, an effective exhaust silencer, and the cooling intake being ducted from the rear valance, made for an extremely quiet interior. Jan 3, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Duane Wirak. It doesn’t matter. 1963 VW Type 3 Notchback For Sale This gorgeous Florida based Notchback has spent most of it's life in California. By the way if you like to keep your German fresh go to Youtube and search for Rainer Günzler. This (Dutch-Based) tumblr page contains: Cars , Aircooled, photography, Kustom kulture, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Hoodride, Lada's, Coolness, Dopeshizzle... Disclaimer: Most of these photo's are not made by... HI,I LIKE STREET/ART,SPRAY/PAINTING,GRAPHIC/DESIGN,FIXEDGEARBIKES,OLD LOW CARS AND OLDSCHOOL SLALOM/SKATE/LONGBOARDING !!! The balance is due with in 72 hours. Hmmmm maybe they drove that thing faster than sound? The Type 3 was very quiet inside, the rear suspension, engine and ttansmission all being carried in a subframe, rubber-mounted to the floorpan and body. Thanks. In my part of Ohio, all of those cars would have been completely road worthy, as there was little surface rust. Wednesday, January 31, 2007. It had drum brakes all around. This easy bolt in AC motor and controller system was designed to have a minimal vintage look so it blends in well with your air cooled classic. The Type 3 was introduced by Volkswagen in 1961. Hand a much nicer 66 Fastback that I bought for $300.00 in the early 80’s. If it had appeared in 1958, it would have been hailed as a brilliant Porsche sedan. Vw Variant Volkswagen Type 3 Hot Vw Vw Classic Cali Style Bugatti Cadillac Volvo Cool Cars. Here’s the 1965 that the wife & I owned back in the late 80’s. 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I have seen one 1966 Squareback recently, modestly customized and sort-of restored, here in Dallas at a local show-and-shine. at first glance, i thought it was some kind of mg coupe. $250,000 and Up; Antiques / Pre-War; AutoHunter Auctions; Convertibles; Future Classics; Motorcycles; Muscle Cars; Newest Listings ; Trucks; Under $5,000; Browse by Year. Wished I still had mine but w/two messed up knees & a bad back I couldn’t drive it any more…. That’s how a real auto test is done. Required fields are marked *. Also owned a 63 & had a friend that owned a 62 that when the VIN Number was check through VW Archives it was found to been produced in Sept 1961. LHD Type 3 Vehicle in excellent OE condition except engine which is 2276CC with Wiseco Pistons, Mahle Cylinders, CB Performance 044 heads etc--Remote oil cooler with thermostat -Remote oil filter. And that’s probably it for the last two decades…, As a little kid circa 1971-72 I remember a neighbour’s Dad had a red 68 Squareback, and I recall riding around in the back with my buddies whilst his Dad played a Partridge Family tape on the underdash 8-track (Poor Dad. The one thing I didn’t like was that they are very unstable in crosswinds, not as bad as a Bus but worse then a Beetle. Oh, well. C $184.90. Here’s my CC on the 1600 fastback. Clearly takes or borrows heavily from the Hansa 1100 idea of ten years earlier. Never owned a Notchback, had a beat to hell 64 1500S Squareback sunroof with a lot of rust, even in the roof area by the back window. My dad bought a 1500s new when they were first released and had lots of problems with it. It was beat, but it served me well for a couple of years when money was short, and it kept running for very little money. NA NA 1967 0 KM. Notchback. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. When I learned to drive , it was in my dad’s 71 squareback , 4 speed manual. Officially this car called VW 1600 four doors, and his nickname was Zé do Caixão (something like Coffin Joe) because the car was square and looked like doorknobs handles coffin. A German kid I knew at school rode in one his parents brought it with them when the immigrated, but I’m not sure if they sold here new, I had a Corgi or Dinky model VW sedan and the TL 1600 fastback. I remember when my cousin borrowed the car to put up posters for a rock concert that he organized. I had one uncle who moved up the corporate ladder in a pulp based factory. I think I would have liked one. 15 results per page. And VW’s superb material and build quality was still on full display. vehicles . Ah, how myths die hard…today, the Type III looks like what it is, a Recovery-Era Euro-car, made for people with less disposable income and less lofty ambitions…. My brother had a harder time with it. Browse Category. He learned a valuable lesson, never buy a new car that is literally new to the market, let others be the guinea pigs ! The old guy would take it out once a year or so; put gas in it (I expect he drained the tank in the garage, first…gotta have fresh gasoline in it; never know when we’ll need the Caddy for a special event…), But the Squareback…the dash, to me, bespoke a proletarian luxury, with those round pods. Poor us.). This phenomena was pretty well accepted and understood at the time to be one of the advantages of a rear engine car. VW Type3 (VW Squareback, VW Fastback, VW Notchback) interior parts for all VW Type 3. Had a neighbor round the corner back in the early ’60’s who had one of these. Services; Events; FAQ; Tesimonials; About Us; Contact; Links. 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