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1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

Sale price: $US $31,600.00 make an offer

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Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Year: 1962
Type: Sedan
Color: Green
Mileage: 14,693
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic for sale

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  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
  • 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

This is truly not your normal VW Beetle. This dream machine has just over 14. 00 original miles since new. It retains entirely original paint and interior. has never been wrecked or rusted and after 55 years on the planet is still at a level where it pulled in a class award at one of the most prestigious concours event in Southern California just this year competing against top level restored cars.
This is a truly impressive example.

Sold new in Seattle Washington. the car has remained on the west coast of North America its whole life.
With an average of just 264 miles per year put on the car. it is tight and solid and truly feels like a brand new car. The numbers matching engine has been recently fully serviced with all fresh gaskets and seals. br>new clutch. rebuilt original carburetor and all the original engine tins and parts detailed to show level. Brakes and tires are all superb as well and it is a fully operational. turn key driver. not a trailer queen.
The paint and body are truly exceptional. All original paint inside and out. Very nice shine and only the most minimal light chips and scratches. No signs of any collisions or repairs save for a handful of carefully applied small touch up dabs at some point in the past. The chrome is all original. fender beading. body seals. window seals. etc are all still the factory parts. Even the original material for the factory sunroof remains in place and is in shockingly nice condition.  The running boards have been replaced with the correct color matching units from Wolfsburg West and the paint on the wheels has been redone. but in the absolute perfect factory match down to the black backs and the black edge at the tire seating surface. The car is as correct as they come.

The interior remains 100% original as well with the only addition being a set of original style coco mats to protect the original rubber mat. The seats remain soft and supple. there are no seam splits or tears. the carpet is original and in fantastic condition. The headliner is still the original factory installed mohair material that shows natural aging and discoloration. but is not torn. patched or loose. The steering wheel is in great shape with only one notable wedding ring chip at the 10 o'clock position. Dashboard is truly spotless and the originally delivered Blaupunkt Wolfsburg radio and speaker are still in place.
This is a true time capsule example.
It is 55 years old. yet it looks as if it was driven off the showroom floor a year ago. The level of preservation is very high.  It is extremely difficult to find any car of this era in this sort of shape. br>especially in a sunroof car that were normally driven a lot and left exposed to the elements.

The car comes with the birth certificate from Volkswagen in Wolfsburg showing the build and delivery dates as well as documenting the original equipment and numbers. Historic photos and paperwork on the car are also included. Even the original VW keys are here.
Selling NO RESERVE to the highest bidder.
For more information and approx. 100 photos detailing the car inside and out.
visit the full gallery at the Oldbug website.
The car will NOT be sold away from the auction. if you want it. you must place your bids and watch where it all lands in the end. Its a risk to sell it at No Reserve but the owner is willing to roll the dice
and let the bidding set the value. This could be a spectacular bargain or it could go wild.
Regardless of the end number. finding an equal to this car is not going to be an easy task.

Don't miss the opportunity to add this one to your garage.

On Jun-19-17 at 18:13:24 PDT. seller added the following information:

Quick update on this history of the car after the owner opened up the box of paperwork. The original owners manual is present. service booklet. dealer booklet. Blaupunkt radio tag. The car was sold new at Volkswagen Pacific Sales in Vancouver BC. (not Seattle as mentioned above). There is even the salesman's business card. Egon Bauman. (great name).  Service records and receipts are included. April of 62 @ 378 miles. June of 62 @ 1604 miles.  Sept of 1962 @ 4647 miles (busy summer. trip to Seattle Wolds Fair. California. etc). Jan 1963 @ 8033 miles. Service records seem to stop at this point except for one lone receipt in 1991.  In 2007 the car was appraised for export and the mileage verified at 9247 miles. In this professional appraisal there is reference to the engine being "rebuilt" in 1975 but there is no receipt to back this up?
It entered the US in November of 2008 with 10423 miles noted on the import paperwork.  In May of 2014 after a rocker stud pulled out during service. the original numbers matching engine was completely rebuilt by an import shop in Santa Barbara California.  Receipt shows the case was cleaned. line bored. case savers installed. four rods. crank polished. lywheel surfaced. crank balanced. new heads. big bore pistons and cylinders. engine tins powder coated. all new plugs. wires. etc.  There is roughly 500 miles on the engine since this rebuild. It runs like a sewing machine.  
The mileage is believed to be original on the car and the condition is very consistent with these numbers. With the notation in the appraisal of a "rebuild" in 75 and the lack of records during a large section of time. I suppose it is possible that the odometer turned. but if it did. I would be completely blown away based on the condition of the car inside and out.  
All records and papers will accompany the car as well as several original parts that were retained during the rebuild.
Local inspection is welcomed. feel free to reach out to the owner at 818 406 zero three four nine.
Thank you for your bids and interest!

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