[Vwdiesel] 1977 Volkswagen Beetle Diesel Powered on eBay

Val Christian val at mongo.mongobird.com
Fri Jun 6 04:01:19 PDT 2008

The dream is not a stretch...there are plenty of aircooled Chinese diesels.
I have a couple which are 1 bangers and put out about 10hp ea.

The part that might be a stretch is how much money would be made.
I think there is a very small market.  There are not tons of old
Beetles...at least in the northeast.

> That posting is quite interesting. The location, Redwood City, is in the SF Bay area, about 3 hours from where I live. If someone could source that Lamborghini engine (that firm primarily makes tractors, not expensive sports cars) or some other light weight air-cooled fuel efficient diesel that would fit in the VW Beetle's engine compartment & easily mate up to the existing transaxle & then market the setup as a kit at an affordable price, that person might be able to make a small fortune. Perhaps there is a suitable engine in China that could be modified to fit in the rear of a Beetle & then sold in this country. Maybe I am just dreaming.
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