1974 Volkswagen 412

For sale: 19740000 Volkswagen Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
Denver, Colorado, United States
Base Sedan 4-Door
Engine size:
1.8L 1795CC 110Cu. In. H4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Number of cylinders:
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Vehicle Title:
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This is a 1974 VW 412 sedan with 8,991 original miles. I located this car in 2002 in rural Indiana parked in a barn, here it had been since 1976. Over the last 13 years I have stripped the car to its shell, hich was then dipped and the color of the car changed to its current orange. The photos online clearly show the condition of the car, o I won’t go into too much detail here. Message me for a link to more photos. If you have questions, lease ask and I will be happy to go into more detail. The restoration is about 95% complete. I have all the remaining pieces, uch as chrome trim, ear window and rear-side window glass, tc.

The following items will be completed prior to sale: Chrome trim will be attached to doors and fenders; Body shop will align and adjust all doors.

The following may be completed prior to sale: A number of small paint chips that occurred during reassembly may be fixed by my body shop, epending on cost. I do have a can of the new orange paint.

The following will not be completed prior to sale: The rear window will not be installed. The glass is original and I have a new rubber seal, nd the chrome trim. The rear-side windows will not be installed. The glass is original. I do have new rubber seals and the chrome trim, lthough I may have been sent the wrong rubber. I will pass along the name of the company in Germany where it was purchased. The carpet will not be installed. I have a new custom-cut set (see picture) but am not happy with the pile. I intended to purchase a loop pile but was sent a plush. The company in Germany that made it still has loop available.

The engine is not the original, ut it is from another 1974 412 that I parted out. The original engine blew in 1976 and was removed when the car was parked. The engine has been rebuilt and has slightly larger 93 x 66 mm pistons/cylinders and matching Scat camshaft and lifters. This modification did not require alteration of the heads or case in any way. The modified displacement is 1920cc from the original 1800cc.

The automatic transmission was completely disassembled, leaned and reassembled with new brake bands and seals. The entire power train is very tight and smooth.

The rear shocks and front strut cartridges are new. The front cartridges are not the original length, s they were not available. They are Audi 4000 cartridges with a specially machined extension. The suspension is very tight, nd the car actually sits level, hich it never did from the factory (the front is too light.)

Everything else works as well: auxiliary gas-fired heater booster, oors, ocks, indows, ipers, nything electric, riginal radio, tc. The windshield is new from Italy, lthough I am not happy with the installation and there is a small water leak. The company that still has the rear window rubber available also has the front windshield rubber, nd I had intended to redo it. The vinyl upholstery is original and immaculate except for one tear upper passenger front seat that happened while the front seats were being rebuilt with foam padding (see picture).

The dash top has a number of cracks. Sadly, t did not in 2002 when I found the car. They happened over the last 13 years.

Any parts that are not currently installed, uch as the rubber around the fuel filler, do have. I also have many shelves of spare parts. Depending on interest, hey may be included. The VW Type 4 is a rare and special car. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Message me for a link to many more photos since I can't insert a link here. The car is listed for sale on several other sites.

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