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1964 Volkswagen Type 3 Notchback

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Curiously, the Volkswagen Type 3 Notchback was never offered in the US market. It was never quite clear why VW decided to bring just the Variant and Fastback versions to our shores, but intrepid enthusiasts have since filled the void throughout the years, importing these two-door sedans to satisfy an unmet need. This Notchback for sale in Miami has been modified a bit, but with a period look and not to an extent that may have the purists shy away.

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Year: 1964
Model: Type 3 Notchback
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 1,954 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Up for auction, 1964 Type 3 VW Notchback model TS. This is a EXTREMELY clean example of a TS (Touring Sedan) model.

Painted original color Ruby Red. Paint is 9 out of 10.
Very straight and clean with no dents.
All chrome is redone ( bumpers, door handles, etc…)
All new seals and moldings including body and rocker moldings
New windshield (Original also comes with the car)
Rest of glass is original
Rear Pop out windows


Completely original with the exception of the new carpet. You’ll be hard pressed to find an original interior in this good condition
Original headliner, seats & door panels (If you know what you’re looking at, you understand the value)
Original un-cracked dash
Original tar boards
Very hard to find Original plastic floor covers (for front and rear) come with the car (not pictured)
Brand new high-quality Coco Mats from
All original parts
Narrowed Control arms and dropped spindles by Old Speed
All new (4) Shorty Shocks all around
Clicks in rear, no notching


Two sets of wheels come with the car. 17″ x 7″ BRM’s and refurbished smoothies that are ORIGINAL to the car.
Smoothies have show quality ORIGINAL Type 3 hubcaps
An additional pair or narrowed 17″ x 5.5″ BRM’s also included. (These we cut to help with turning radius. The existing wheels rub (slightly) on the inside at full lock. Still very drivable.

On 17″s – (Front) Nankang 185/35/17 – (Rear) Federal 195/40/17
On smoothies BRAND NEW Firestone F560 – 155/15 Rear & 145R/15 Front
New Altas 1/4″ White Wall inserts on smoothies

Drum breaks are redone all around with NOS parts:

NOS Ate Master Cylinder
NOS Break pads front and rear
NOS (hard to find) break cylinders. 4 up front and 2 in rear.
New hard and soft lines all around
Cleaned and painted drums all around

Converted to 1600 and runs very strong. Very good running car.
Original engine to the car was rebuilt and has less than 1000 miles on it
Rebuilt Solex Dual Carbs
Heads redone by Brothers in California. I’ve been told this TS model has higher compression heads.
NOS Distributor parts used in refreshing hard to find (one year only) Vacuum advanced distributor. New Cap, rotor and condenser (come with car)
New ceramic coated Over the Top Exhaust

6 Volts
New NOS Voltage Regulator
6 Volt LED Dash lights
AMAZING sound system with amazing 12 Volt amplifier (Converted to 6 Volts). You will not believe how good this straight to iPod system sounds. (iPod not included)
Rockford Fosgate mid-range speakers installed neatly under rear seat kick panels and Rockford Fosgate tweeters neatly under dash, 10″ Kicker Subwoofer in trunk
EXTREMELY RARE and hard-to-find VDO Type 3 6 Volt Tachometer

Two original owners manuals (One with maintenance notes from original owner)
Maintenance Stickers under hood


Please ask questions before bidding. International buyers welcome.

I will assist with shipping at buyers expense. Shipping is owners responsibility.

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Of all the Type 3s, the Notchback is my favorite. Sure, it may have been the forbidden fruit factor, but this had the look of an almost alternative BMW 2002. Just a sharp, handsome looking two-door sedan with few styling gimmicks. I may have not gone for such an aggressive tire and wheel size as this example currently wears, but that’s a fix that is relatively easy to undertake. Prices for good Notchbacks are averaging in the $15,000 to $20,000 range, which is not a whole lot more than a Beetle of similar vintage will run you.



  1. Audifan
    Audifan December 27, 2014

    Lowered, narrowed, big wheels, even bigger stereo…….
    Too bad another indeed rare type 3 was butchered.

  2. wayne
    wayne December 27, 2014

    doesn’t want us to know how many miles it has on it and he didn’t include the Vin number

  3. Cole
    Cole December 30, 2014

    I like it as is. Many young, single guys like big stereos. Some older married guys like them too – especially in their “toy” cars. I can understand not wanting it in your every day family car / concours garage queens. This looks like it was meant to be driven and enjoyed. Someone will for sure.

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