1969 Volkswagen Squareback Custom Wagon

Price:
$37,900.00
  • VIN: 369011862
  • Stock: 200110
  • Mileage: 23,500
  • Color: Olive
  • Trans: Four-speed manual
  • Engine: 1.6L flat, air-cooled
  • Title: Clear
  • Interior: Red
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Description
1969 Volkswagen Squareback Custom Wagon 

 • Custom finish and custom from mono Air Ride Tech suspension 
 • Recent full nut and bolt restoration with all new parts 
 • Show winning olive exterior and gorgeous red interior
 • 1.6L flat, air-cooled, 54 HP four-cylinder engine #TO905885 with upgraded dual Weber carbs 
 • Four-speed manual transmission 
 • Stainless-steel A1 exhaust system 
 • Front track narrowed by four inches 
 • Front disc brakes with 4 lug to 5 lug conversion with genuine 15” Fuchs Porsche wheels 
 • Stunning undercarriage, a must see! 


If a classic Volkswagen sounds appealing but you prefer not to buy a Beetle or a Bus, consider this Squareback Custom Wagon from MotoeXotica Classic Cars. It has a Porsche performance stance along with an air-ride front suspension and it offers room for four people plus lots of cargo space. This rad Squareback was recently restored to amazing quality standards! The undercarriage is stunning and really tells the story of the overall restoration quality of this custom Type 3. 

Finished in show winning Olive paint with a black roof, the finish and trim on this wagon are in excellent order overall with only some very minor imperfections. The body panels are straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy and the chrome bumpers are in very good order. The rear cargo area above the engine is well-finished and the rear window has an electric defroster. As any observer will notice, the car’s front track is narrower than factory specs; it is four inches narrower and has upgraded a 4 lug to 5 lug conversion with front disk brakes and Porsche Fuch wheels. To set the stance just perfectly, the front has been upgraded with a custom mono air suspension from Ride Tech. 

This Squareback wears Bravuris radials at every corner. Each one is mounted on a fantastic Porsche Fuch chrome wheels with black painted inserts. The wheels and tires are all in very good condition and the Fuchs look very appealing on this VW.  

Out back is a Type 3 1.6L flat, air-cooled, 54HP, four-cylinder engine (#TO905885) with upgraded dual Weber carburetors and backed by a four-speed manual transmission. The engine breathes via a stainless-steel A1 exhaust system and sounds very Porsche 912 like.  

Inside, the red front bucket and rear bench seats are in excellent condition. The black carpet is in very good order while the white headliner is in similar condition and offers great contrast to the carpet and seats. A factory, two-spoke steering wheel faces the driver while the red inner door panels and instrument panel are all in very good shape but the fuel gauge and horn are inoperable. The car has VDO gauges as well but does not have wiper blades. A floor-mounted shift lever resides between the front seats. Controls for the air ride system are hidden in the glovebox. 

The Type 3 was initially equipped with a 1.5L engine based on the air-cooled 1192 cc flat-4 found in the Type 1. While the long block remained the same as the Type 1, the engine cooling was redesigned by putting the fan on the end of the crankshaft instead of on the generator. This reduced the height of the engine profile, allowing greater cargo volume and earning its nicknames: the pancake or suitcase engine. 

It used a similar transmission to the Beetle but with higher ratios and longer axles. Unlike the Beetle (Type 1), the Type 3 engine and transmission unit was mounted into a subframe (which contained the complete rear suspension), in turn rubber-mounted to the floorpan and body, thereby isolating vibration and road noise from the passenger space. A notable advance from the Type 1 to the Type 3 was the front suspension — although similar to the Type 1, it was the first Volkswagen front suspension to incorporate transverse round torsion bars, as opposed to the Type 1’s torsion leaves. The Type 3’s torsion bars are cross-mounted in the lower tube, so that each individual torsion bar spans the full width of the car, the upper tube containing an anti-roll bar that connects the upper trailing links to each other. The complete front suspension unit is rubber-mounted to the car's floorpan. In 1968, the rear suspension was upgraded to double jointed CV joint semi trailing arm suspension (sometimes called IRS by VW enthusiasts to differentiate it from the previous (IRS) swing-axle type), a design feature that previously appeared on the VW Type 2 in 1967. 

The Type 3 offered both front and rear enclosed luggage areas, with greater volume and cargo accessibility via both the boot (trunk) and the bonnet (hood). In each of the 3 variants (Notchback, Squareback and Fastback) as well as the Type 2’s from 1968 on, the engine was located under a panel in the rear trunk. This unusual placement was highlighted in a period Volkswagen television commercial for the American market. It featured actor Dustin Hoffman showing the interior of the Fastback model and explaining the car's technical features but unable to locate the engine. The ad closed with the copy, “Your VW dealer will show you where the motor is.” In August ‘65 (the ‘66 model year) these were replaced by disc brakes, coinciding with the introduction of the Fastback and 1600 engine (Australian built models retained drum front brakes until August 1967). These have 4-stud wheels (4 x 130 mm PCD) with eight cooling slots. Rear brakes were always leading/trailing shoe drums. 

The Type 3 followed the Type 1 Beetle, utilizing a low-profile version of Volkswagen’s rear-engined, four-cylinder air-cooled engine, as well as body-on-chassis construction (the body bolts to a frame that includes the floor pan), retaining the same wheelbase – but featuring ponton (slab sided) styling, in contrast to the Type 1’s articulated fenders and running boards. VW finalized the design by 1959 with prototypes ready for testing by 1960. Secrecy was such that even at the 1960 Geneva Auto Show, VW denied they were readying a new design. In 1961 VW announced the new line as the “VW 1500.” The Fastback, or TL version, a fastback coupé, arrived in August 1965, at the same time the 1600 engine was introduced. Volkswagen’s intention was that this model should replace the Notchback, which is what happened in the UK market, but in other markets, including the German domestic market, the number of customers preferring the older Notchback shaped car was higher than foreseen, and in the end both Notchback and Fastback body shapes remained in production until July 1973. The Type 3 also featured wall-to-wall carpeting, and was available with air conditioning in the US.  

Volkswagen of America began importing the Type 3 in 1966 in the “Squareback” and “Fastback” but not the Notchback configurations. The Type 3 was competing in the market with the Chevrolet Corvair that had been previously introduced in the United States in 1960, which incorporated a six-cylinder, rear-mounted, air-cooled engine in notchback and station wagon body style, as well as a compact van derived from the platform.  

In 1968, the Type 3 ‘E’ (Einspritzung) became the first German automobile in series production with electronic fuel injection (Bosch D-Jetronic) as standard equipment. For the 1968 model year, 1969 in the USA, a three-speed fully automatic transaxle became available, noted for extremely low internal friction. With the automatic came CV-jointed independent rear suspension (IRS), replacing the swing axle (also IRS) set-up. For 1969, the CV-jointed rear axle was standard with both automatic and manual transmissions. 

Competition to this VW Squareback in 1969 included Chevrolet’s Corvair, Datsun’s Sunny wagon, Ford’s Falcon wagon and Toyota’s Corolla wagon. 

 This car has all the ingredients of a classic vehicle – looks that would turn heads, rarely seen at car shows and cruise events yet it has special elements that set it apart, like the stance from the air suspension and Porsche Fuch wheels. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and check out this high quality Squareback soon before it’s gone. 

VIN: 369011862 
EIN: TO905885 

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 23,500 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt Missouri title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
 

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  • Stock Number: 200110
  • VIN Number: 369011862
  • Model Year: 0
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Terms of Auction & Sale

  • The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars).
  • Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees to the Missouri Department of Revenue. All others will do so in their home state.
  • All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. (No vehicle is perfect to everyone.) Each vehicle has its strengths, shortcomings, styles and tendencies.  Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
  • The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have seven(7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. We strongly encourage a physical inspection to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
  • Bidders with less than 10 feedbacks MUST email us before bidding showing their intent to purchase the vehicle. Due to increasing non-paying bidders, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you do not have more then 10 feedbacks. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BID INTERFERENCE!
  • All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis, Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator.

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  • A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500.00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card, Visa or PayPal. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If the vehicle is not to your liking within this seven day inspection period then your deposit will be refunded 100%. If an inspection or decision takes longer then seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking, your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted for sale.
  • Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. MotoeXotica will not be responsible for buyers remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. Most of the cars we deal with are vintage and will need TLC and some degree of attention eventually. These are not new vehicles and should not be treated as such.
  • Once full payment has been received, Seller will email a copy of clear title, Bill of Sale, buyers guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via Docusign. The forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle upon receipt of signed documents. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail. If paid by company or personal check, original dues will be held seven (7) to ten (10) business days. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
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We are happy to accommodate our overseas buyers! Over the last 10 years we have exported cars to Norway, Germany, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, Brazil, British Columbia, Canada and other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage. We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at port and enjoy!

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