There’s slow, there is VW slow, and then there is stretched VW limo with a stock engine slow. If you have ever driven a stock 1600cc VW you know that the car is not exactly one that’ll blow your toupee off as you accelerate down the road. Imagine taking that car and doubling (maybe more) the weight of it. That’s about what you are looking at here with this nicely built 1972 VW Limo.
This thing is nuts. It seems to be really built right with a nice interior, nice body work, and nice paint but that little engine in the back is going to have its tongue hanging out at the first sign of a hill, a rise, hell, a stoplight, right? The seller claims that the thing only has like 1,500 miles on it. They also claim that there is a roll bar that’s been added to the stretched portion of the car and that there’s 300lbs of structural reinforcement in it. That’s all well and good but when you take the roll bar, the 300lbs of structural work, the metal added in the stretch and then the wood, seats, and all the other stuff you likely have a damned heavy VW.
The seller says that people love the car and we believe it. Being different and cool gets attention and if you are in the limo business, that’s something you can hang your hat on. If you are in the limo business in San Francisco you may want to skip this buy because climbing the hills may be tough but slowing down on them may be worse!
Thanks to drag weeker Ed Hohenberg for the tip.