1970 Volkswagen Type 3 – Today’s Fastback Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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The Volkswagen Type 3 is a small, two-door vehicle that was built between 1961 and 1973 in Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg and Emden plant in Germany.

The Type 3 was also assembled in Sao Bernardo do Compo in Brazil and even locally in Clayton, Victoria.

There were a number of different body styles made available to customers over the course of the production life of the Type 3, and these included a two-door sedan, two-door fastback, two-door wagon.

There was also a four-door notchback and fastback produced, however these body styles were only ever made in Brazil.

Power came from a horizontally-opposed 1.5lt or 1.6lt four-cylinder donk that could be mated to either a three-speed automatic or four-speed manual transmission.

This particular Type 3 has actually been featured in issue 295 of this very magazine and, going off the photos from the mag and the photos provided from the classifieds listing, the car has only travelled 3000 miles since 2009.

The seller adds that the vehicle is in excellent condition and has been regularly serviced and rarely driven, which we’re inclined to believe.

The Type 3 has also had a new brake master cylinder installed, new speedometer cable and fuel hoses replaced and rerouted.

The seller is asking $12,000 for the Type 3 and anyone interested in this lovely looking classic can view the full listing here.

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