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1974 Volkswagen Brasilia

I’ll start out by saying that the Brasilia is not the most beautiful Volkswagen product. It is not the most beautiful air-cooled product, either. In fact, we can go a few steps further and argue that it’s not even the most beautiful product from Volkswagen do Brazil, but a factor of at least two – since the SP2 and Karmann Ghia TC have that market pretty firmly cornered. But all three of these Brazilian creations share one thing in common, besides being air-cooled and produced in South America – they’re über rare in the states. Today a clean Brasilia has popped up on eBay in Florida, and it was worth a look:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1974 Volkswagen Brasilia on eBay

Year: 1974
Model: Brasilia
VIN: BA081875
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: Some mi
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Price: $18,000 Buy It Now

Super Rare in the US 1974 VW Brasilia 2-doors (type 102). These VW’s were made by VW Brazil between 1973-1982
little lowered, strong 1,600 cc single port engine with MAF stainless steel exhaust, sounds great!
Paint is beautiful, clean car with BBS replica wheels and comes with the original set of wheels and tires as well
Passenger door window crank arm broken
has electronic ignition system. Everything works. Light and zippy VW
Original AM/FM Radio
Manual 4-speed
Starts, runs, shifts, brakes very good.
More pics and videos available upon request.
Car can be viewed in Sarasota , FL
Clean FL title in hands.
Can ship Worldwide and assist with international shipping.

This one certainly has some neat details; though I’ve previously professed my hatred of replica BBSs, it’s hard to argue that they don’t add some flair to this example. The car is clean and well presented from what’s shown, though a more complete set of photos with better staging would do wonders. Outside of that, there’s really just the price. $18,000 seems steep, but it’s also a lot cheaper than the last example of the Brasilia I looked at. It’s also not unreasonable in the realm of clean air-cooled VWs. Granted, as mentioned I don’t think this car is the prettiest classic VW, and it’s not the one I’d go for if I was itching to spend. But they are quite neat to see!



  1. jchouston
    jchouston December 18, 2020

    Maybe it’s the papaya color, but I love this car! This example is extraordinarily clean and…my…what a simple driving experience. Pure analog.

    I am astounded that the gas tank is so exposed. Reminds me of Newman driving the USPS truck on Seinfeld when the front goes up in flames!

    Note: Buy It Now has been reduced to $16,900.00.

  2. Jim Fuerstenberg
    Jim Fuerstenberg December 18, 2020

    basically like the US VW Squareback…but pretty cool…maybe at 12K

  3. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston December 18, 2020

    What an adorable little car! The gold wheels need to be a different color. That totally clashes with the yellow paint. Body color wold work. Nice to see a clean example like this.

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