1961 Baja Bug

Aircooled Garage shared Jeff Bates’ upgrade to his 1961 Baja Bug. He started by freshening the stock 1600cc engine with a pair of SCAT 35mm Solex carbs along with a mild camshaft upgrade. This little Baja also had a new chassis designed and built, suspension and steering upgraded, and the rear half of the cage was made removable. Jeff continues to create his dream build. Future upgrades in suspension, exterior and interior will be made as the build moves forward. In the meantime, you can find Jeff cruising in this ride up in the trails of Northern Michigan with his family.

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For over 50 years, SCAT has developed, engineered, and manufactured the most comprehensive product line in the automotive aftermarket. SCAT has grown from a distributor of specialty Volkswagen parts into the premier manufacturer and distributor of high-performance aftermarket engine components for a wide range of American and foreign engines. SCAT, one of the original founders of the VW aftermarket, is extremely proud of its 42,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility in Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A., where it houses over 20 CNC machines, 12 crankshaft grinding machines, 8 polishers, 12 rod honing machines and complete in-house manufacturing, engineering, and programming capability. It is with this capability and the capability of overseas manufacturing operations that SCAT is able to deliver the highest-quality and most-reliable performance parts in the industry. SCAT has many new product offerings and continues to offer the most comprehensive line of aftermarket parts for VW.

SCAT is dedicated to continuing our quest for excellence to keep Volkswagens running and performing at the highest level. As always, SCAT wants to thank you for your business and look forward to continuing to service your VW aftermarket performance needs.

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1969 VW Bug

1969 VW Bug

SCAT VW is proud to highlight customer builds like this 1969 VW Bug by Luis Martinez.