Find Of The Day: Mega-Retro Beetle? Fuchs Yes!

Find Of The Day is back! While we wanted to find something really mind-blowing for the triumphant return of this popular series, well, sometimes you stumble upon something and it just seems to work. Like today’s 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line.

“A Beetle? Really!?” you might be saying. Well, this is no ordinary Bug. No, it’s been modified nicely to be something more than just a cute little car. Before we get into the car, a little Beetle history. We all know the Type 1 was the original Volkswagen. It had a place in VW’s North American lineup until about 1980, but it had to be retired due to emission and crash standards. Nostalgia for the little round car caused VW to bring back the Bug in 1998, but in a much more modern and almost futuristic design. This version stuck around a little too long (kind of like the original model), and Volkswagen brought a brand-new (third?) generation out in 2012. It was more retro that the 1998 version and buyers took notice of the cool design as well as the available turbocharged model.

For one owner, their retro-designed 2013 Beetle R-Line wasn’t retro enough, so they had a little fun with their car. The most striking elements are the gorgeous Porsche Fuchs knock-off wheels. The lowered suspension shows off the wheels well, and the black mudflaps enhance the old-school look. And while the Thule roof rack looks quite modern, it conjures up images of the wood-slat ones on old aircooled models. The car looks great.

And this Bug is not all-show. This 2.0T model has a number of performance enhancements including (according to the ad) an upgraded turbo, intercooler, downpipe, exhaust, and a bunch of goodies. It sounds like this simple Beetle would surprise quite a few people pulling away from a stoplight.

So if you’re looking for something quite a bit different than the modded GTI’s and Golf R’s, check out this 2013 Beetle R-Line on eBay.com. The asking price is $12,500, and the car is in Chicago, IL.