1974 Acapulco in Rochester, NY

No Longer Available

Last Updated: 1/27/19 | Ad Source: Craigslist

Asking Price: $12,500

Key Facts

  • Model Year: 1974
  • Odometer: 54,000
  • City/Area: Rochester
  • State/Region: New York

Seller Information

  • Seller Type: Private Owner
  • Contact Name: No Longer Available!
  • Phone: No Longer Available!
  • Email: No Longer Available!

Message & Pictures

This is a real 1974 volkswagen thing acapulco!!

Less than 400 made in this color combo, Maybe less than 150 still around! I have run the vin number against known acapulco things and this falls in the middle of production. Has blue paint in all the right places correct hardware for the running boards, and all of the other key features that make it. Made for three months in 1974, this one was made in June. $12,500 or best reasonable offer. I purchased the car four and a half years ago and I am the third owner.
Ex-California car still has the white fire proof under coat. Was told by the previous owner it spent the first twenty some years on horse ranch in California. Have some documents with The previous owner’s name. The previous owner was Steve Smith ex editor of CAR AND DRIVER magazine he took over right after Brock Yates, he and Brock came up with the CANNON BALL RUN. He actually drove it across the country in the 90’s to upstate New York. Odometer turned 54,000 in June (2017) on the original engine, can’t say if it is ture or not but it handles like it is. Still has thing only (expensive and hard to find) oil bath air cleaner. Newer brake internals two years ago master cylinder out. Still has original floor pans, cleaned the sand out and painted the tops with por15. Comes with the hard top and original front seats(seats need to be recovered)willing to drop price if you don’t want the hard top and aftermarket front seats that are in it. Car, Hard top and seats are in storage in Bath,NY. The reasons it is being posted is I have another one and I bought a new toy, and feel that one person shouldn’t own two. Even though when I was younger I wanted as many of these as I could get my hands on, they are just too much fun to drive! Please email and put acapulco in subject to weed out spam and bots. 


Photos are from Monday 7-3-17. Email to set up a time to look and make offer. Nada classic average condition value $ 23,000 Hagerty average condition value $22,000. 


This ad is only for the ACAPULCO white and blue thing.
Hard top and or seats WILL NOT be sold before car! 

The head of volkswagen wants to bring this fun little car back as a electric, if that happens prices for these will sky rocket like the bug did 15 years ago and how the split window vans(bus) have in the past few years!

Please I don’t need help in selling. 

Emailed offers will not be entertained/considered, offers only in person while standing next to car! 

Will not ship, will not pay shipper on your behalf. 

Can help with loading on trailer as it runs and drives very well(moves under it own power). 

Car can stay in storage where it is under lock and key till spring if needed if the snow starts to fly.

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