1973 VW TYPE 3 SQUAREBACK - FULLY RESTORED AND CONVERTED
This car has been a labour of love. Our fantastic team of craftspeople have spent two years fully restoring this car and converting it to 100% electric. She is ready for a new owner so please get in touch if you are interested.
At Electrogusto we believe in doing things properly and not cutting corners, so this car has been taken back to bare metal and totally restored and repainted in Auratium green an old Porsche colour.
Our friends at Instich crafted a beautiful interior for us. With an olive leather on the seats and door cards combined with vintage cloth inserts. We love the small details Chris and his team have put in like the leather covered buttons. The car also has a reskinned black leather dash and leather edged German weave carpets throughout. Also the new white perforated headliner makes the interior glow.
This car is packed with technology but we have been clever in how we have hidden it. For example our digital screens showing state of charge and motor controler feedback are built into a bespoke 3D printed housing in the glovebox. All the driver has to do is push a button near the steering wheel and the glovebox door automatically opens to reveal the screens. The car is powered by a Netgain Hyper 9 motor which is manufactured in Italy. The Hyper 9 puts out 127 horsepower and connects to the original gearbox which has been fully restored. Even though we use the gearbox you drive this car like an automatic via our 3 button selector. The car has 5 Tesla 6.3 KWh batteries in it giving a range of around 200-250KM. The charge port is hidden in the original fuel filler cap position and can be charged by plugging the car into any household socket or your at home charging station.
- Complete brake overhaul.
- New suspension components
- New wood steering wheel
- Reconditioned gearbox and clutch
- New 12 volt heater and demister
- New LED headlights
- New chrome bumpers
- New windscreen
- New tyres and painted rims
- New mirrors inside and out
- Electric windscreen washer
- New chrome trim
- Fully engineer approved and registered in NSW
Our 1973 Squareback is a delight to drive. It has heaps of torque for zipping around town and is beautifully silent on the open road. To drive the car all you do is turn on the key and select drive or reverse by pushing our proprietary Electroshifter designed by the brains of the operation Shane. If you want you can still change gear but we normally leave it in third and drive around all day everyday. You may use 2nd for extra torque or 4th on a freeway to get better efficiency from your battery pack. We love driving past people and watching their reactions when they don't hear the familiar Dak Dak noise that these vintage VW's normally have. The car has minimal servicable parts but we will service the car for you for the first year.
Our VW is now ready for her new owner.
We are selling her for $150,000
She is currently fully registered in NSW and ready to go. The car comes with a 12 month warranty.
Please give Nick a call on 0409 939 556 if you are interested. Go forth with Gusto!