After the end of World War II and most of Germany in rubble, the Volkswagen factory was handed over to the British by the Americans. The factory was meant to be dismantled and shipped to Britain, but no manufacturer was interested in taking on the project. Thus, Volkswagen remained in Germany and went on to become the automotive power house that it is today. Ironic, then, as most of the British motor industry has been gutted. Funny how fate works.
In an effort to expand their lineup past the Type 1 Beetle, Type 14 Karmann Ghia and Type 2 Bus, Volkswagen introduced the Type 3, available as a two-door notchback or station wagon, or, as we see here, a two-door fastback. The fastback was the last of the Type 3 series to arrive on the scene, at the same time the 1.6 liter engine appeared. This Type 3 fastback for sale in Arizona comes with its original California black plates and is another one of those vintage air-cooled Volkswagens that gets the look just right in dark green with aftermarket Empi style wheels.
Model: Type 3 Fastback
Engine: 1.6 liter flat four
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Price: $13,750 Buy It Now
Here is a beautiful VW Type 3 fastback that is in excellent condition and is rust free!!! This Type 3 is California Black Plate car and retains them to this day! This car was restored a few years ago and seldomly driven. At the time of restoration the car recived a gorgeous paint job on a beautiful straight rust free body, a new interior, all new knobs and switches etc… The body on this car is absolutely laser straight and even the nose section looks like it has never been in an accident. This is one of the nicest fastbacks I have seen in years. The cars underside is original and in excellent condition. These cars are great cars to drive and enjoy either daily or just for fun on the weekends. They are beautiful to look at, rare to see, easy and even fun to maintain due to there simplicity. This is a beautiful car that will surely make its new owner very happy!
Exterior: This great VW Fastback was treated to a high quality paint job and as you can see from the photos, it looks gorgeous. The body on the car is laser straight and free of “waves.” All of the doors, hood and deck lid all line up beautifully. When looking inside the trunk area and looking at the nose of the car, it appears to be accident free!!! The car was repainted to its original color but using a modern base coat clear coat process. The chrome on the car is in nice original condition and has a nice shine. The car is sitting on a set of Empi style wheels and really complete the look of this Ghia. Overall the exterior of the car is in excellent conditon!
Interior: The interior of this VW is in great condition and classicly simple!!! The interior was reupholstered a few years ago and still looks great. It retains a factory fresh appearance with correct materials for carpeting, seats and even retains the correct steering wheel. The dash is very simple and straight forward. All of the knobs and controls have been replaced and are all in great working order. The area behind the back seats was also carpeted making for a very nicely upholstered trunk compartment. The headliner is in perfect shape and fresh as well. The seats are free of rips, stains, tears and are in nice shape. All of the gauges and lights work. The dash is free of cracks etc. Overall, I would say that the interior is in excellent shape!
Engine: The 1600cc engine has been given a recent tune up and starts up and runs like a top!!! The engine fires right up and blowns no smoke on start up or while driving. The engine is fed by two carbs and really moves the car along quite well. The transmission shifts through all of the gears with ease. The car rides, steers and stops GREAT! The car tracks beautifully down the road and the brakes are strong and stop this car with ease. The car rides on a great looking set of Empi style wheels wrapped in Michelin tires. This really is a great driving VW that can be driven daily or just for fun on the weekends. The car is great fun to drive. Everything works, from the windshield wipers, to the horn, and all of the lights. These are great cars because they are very reliable and any part you might need is readily available and very inexpensive. This car however, shouldn’t need anything for sometime! This car is ready to enjoy!
This is a great looking VW Type 3 with beautiful body that can be purchased for thousands of dollars less than what it took to build it. This is one of the nicest Fastbacks I Have come across in many years and is truly ready to be driven and enjoyed. I can help arrange shipping anywhere in the world and international buyers are welcome to enjoy this beautiful Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback. This car is located in beautiful Phoenix Arizona! Please do not hesitate to call me or email me with any questions.
Justin (602) 339-2416
There’s not a lot I can find fault with on this Type 3. The chrome on the top of the rear bumper looks a bit tired and the side view mirrors appear to be mismatched, but that’s reaching. A good original or restored Type 3 will typically run you somewhere between $9,000 to $14,000. Notchbacks can bring a bit more cash at times, mostly due to the fact that they weren’t originally sold in the US. I’d say we’re not far off the mark with the asking price here. This car should get a lot of the air-cooled devotees to stand up and take notice.