1974 Volkswagen 412 Variant

The Type 4, known as the 411 and 412, came about during a time of change at Volkswagen. NSU Motorenwerke was bought by the Volkswagen Group in 1969, and that brought about the K70, VW’s first foray into the front-engine, water-cooled segment. At the same time, the Type 4 was the largest, air-cooled passenger car on offer from VW, which would ultimately be the last air-cooled VW for the mid-sized segment. The Type 4 won out in the sales race, but was to be succeeded in 1973 with the Passat, which is still VW’s mid-sized entry in the sedan and estate segment. This 1974 412 Variant for sale in Illinois represents the final year for the 412 and rarely do they come this nice.

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Year: 1974
Model: 412 Variant
Engine: 1.8 liter flat-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 97,168 mi
Price: $14,900 Buy It Now

You have now just discovered a very rare and highly sought after 1974 VW 412 2-Door Station Wagon. This VW 412 Square Back wagon is rare in more than 1 category. Not only are these cars virtually non existent on the street and show circuit, this particular 412 is a complete rust and accident free example and has had the luxury of living its life in the state of Georgia and has also recently received a mild restoration to preserve its appearance and performance. Still powered by its original 1795 CC engine, mated to a 3-Speed Automatic Transmission, this 412 is ready to travel to places you have always wanted to see in style and comfort.

Back in the early to mid 1070’s these cars were seen traveling the country packed to the gills with camping and picnic baskets when life here was much more simple. That was when friends and family actually drove on their vacations, touring National Forests and other Wonders of the World like Niagara Falls. These 412’s offered excellent cargo space, seating, fuel economy and excellent traction being a rear engine car. Below is a brief list of this 412″s features and highlights.

VEHICLE FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS:

VERY RARE 1974 412 2-DOOR WAGON
RUST AND ACCIDENT FREE
1795 CC AIR COLLED ENGINE
3-SPEEED AUTOMATIC TRANS MISSION
1 REPAINT IN ITS ORIGINAL COLOR OF BLUE METALLIC
SUPER SOLID JACK POINTS
CORRECT VW RUBBER FLOOR MAT
ORIGINAL AND WORKING VW AM RADIO
COMES WITH ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUALS, WARRANTY BOOK AND SALES BROCHURE
LIGHTLY RESTORED IN 2012
BRAND NEW AIR FLOW METER (VERY HARD TO FIND)
EXCELLENT AND COMPLETE CHROME AND BRIGHT TRIM
COMES COMPLETE WITH VINTAGE CAMPING AND PICNIC ACCESSORIES.

Please take a few moments and review the photos of this very classic VW 412 Wagon and come to your own conclusion. One will be very hard pressed to find another of equal quality and this one could possibly be the best in North America. If you require additional information or details please feel free to contact Dave at 630-327-8321. If you require shipping assistance, we can help. Call Dave today at 630-327-8321 for no charge assistance.

We haven’t seen many 411s or 412s pass through GCFSB over the years, but we did see one 1973 412 Variant sell for $5,600 at the end of 2013. That car’s condition wasn’t nearly as good as this 412, but shows the potential these cars have in terms of collectability with VW enthusiasts. The asking price here is strong, but there can’t be that many of these left, especially such a late production example.

-Paul

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