1974 Super Beetle

SuperBeetles.com featured Michael Hahn’s 1974 Super Beetle called, “Cherry Bomb” for the month of July. Michael went to work right away by tearing out the front suspension and replacing everything with Top Line Parts suspension adjustable struts, sway bar and urethane bushings along with replacing all of the worn-out front disc brake parts.

All of the external components of the 1776cc motor were replaced to squeeze out a bit more power. Modifications for the ignition include a Pertronix Ignitor III Billet Distributor, a Flame-Thrower 60,000 volt Super Coil and 8mm spark plugs wires. Brand new dual Kadron carbs handle the fuel while a brand new 1-5/8″ side-flow stainless steel exhaust handles the burnt exhaust gases.

Michael gutted the interior entirely and refinished the aftermarket dash to set the theme of the interior. He made his own stock door handles and installed Procar by SCAT reclining seats. In addition, stock wheels with 4″ wide BRM wheels and 135/70R15 tires for the front and 5″ wide BRM wheels and 205/70R15 tires in the rear.

Check out the full feature on this 1974 Super Beetle at SuperBeetles.com.


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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