I’ll come right out and highlight my ignorance: are Volksrod’s a new thing…or have I managed to live under a rock for my nearly 29 years? I’m already used to having no idea who the people on the magazine covers at the supermarket are, but generally pride myself on staying abreast of the hottest trends in obscure automobilia.
And yet, it’s like these things just started happening, 30 years after VW stopped selling them, did someone actually think of something new to do with a bug? Anyway, this little beastie sports a recently built 2165cc motor claimed to be good for 165hp. That’s well over 3x the factory horsepower of a stock ’65 Bug, with even less bug to push around. Details after the jump.
Beyond the specs on the motor’s build, the seller informs us:
Twin Kadrons = 165 HP, 4W Disk Brakes, new steering
box, coil, emergency brake, cover…about 500 miles on the rebuild…..I have lots of Rat extras – VW German Badge,
Side View Mirror, Spider Webs, Snakes, Skulls, Bats, MG bows, Brass Fire
Extinguisher, horn & button, talking Rat in a trap & more. Went wild
Negatives: Speedo mounted but not hooked up; windshield cracked, (Replace
with VW cut in half).
I lost storage & I’m 71 yrs. Old. Someone else can have some fun. A Deuce
tricked like this would cost a bundle and you get the same Bang. The
California Pink’s in my name.
It’s far from perfect, but that’s not really the point, now is it? With a bit of chassis stiffening, suspension tweaking and sticky tires, it’s hard not to wonder just how fast this little demon could be. As of this writing, it’s sitting at $3500 with an unmet reserve. What would you drop for this chop-top?
eBay Motors: 1965 VW Rat Rod
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