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1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!

Sale price: $9,561.00 make an offer

Car location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: other makes
Year: 1965
Type: sedan
Color: Green
Mileage: 16,788
Engine: rebuilt 1200cc
Transmission: manual
Trim: Basic
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU! for sale

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  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!
  • 1965 Custom Volkswagen 4-DOOR BEETLE / AMAZING PUSH-ME-PULL-YOU!

Classic VW Beetle Sunroof Sedan “Push-Me-Pull-You”

Chassis #5689454 – 3796

 

An Authentic 1960s Custom & Street Legal Show Car!

Unique Opportunity for Mobil Promotions or Advertising Campaign

 

This amazing two-headed Bug was built as a labor of love by a serious car collectorwho owned an import car parts business. Created in the 1960s. we're told by the owner's son that he used two low-mileage cars of like vintage. The car was built to be fully-functional. street-legal and to be driven. It was titled and registered for the road here in Minnesota. and driven for many summers. The car was last registered in 1981. after which time it was carefully stored.

 

In the early 2000s. the owner had his team begin an extensive restoration. Sadly. he passed away before it could be completed and his project sat for many years. covered and protected in a heated building. Receipts from October 2000 total over $7000 in parts and labor. The engine rebuild was thorough and included new pistons. oil pump. valves. valve guides. main bearings and much more. The carb was rebuilt at the same time. and a complete new exhaust system installed. The brakes were rebuilt with new master and wheel cylinders. brake lines. and cables for both the handbrake and brake and clutch. New paint in gorgeous emerald green was chosen (a Ford color – easy to match for touch-ups).

 

After sitting untouched for over a decade. the car has recently been dusted off and gotten running again with a new battery. new fuel-pump. fresh fuel. and fresh oil. The engine fired up smoothly first shot. without drama. Even the brake system still works (amazing after such long storage). although we would recommend bleeding and flushing the system with fresh brake fluid. Overall. we were surprised at just how good the car cleaned up and ran after not being driven in over twenty years. The rebuilt engine snaps to life and sounds strong and healthy. We haven't done a lot of miles in it (this car is NOT currently registered). but around the neighborhood. it runs just great: Goes. steers and stops pretty much like any other classic Beetle.  

 

For eBay's information template. we used the odometer reading from the "dominant half" of the car (the front!). We have no way of knowing how many miles the car has actually travelled. but general condition of the vehicle and the nature of its construction and use would seem to indicate that the mileage is quite low.  

 

The car still requires the finishing touches and detail work that the owner never got to complete. Small things need attention. The horn and gas gauge aren't working (these are probably bad grounds from sitting. and we will make an attempt to have them operating for the new owner). The handbrake is not working. Seatbelts and new windshields should be installed for safety. The tires have new tread depth. but have cracks from age and should be replaced soon. Prudence would suggest that the car is not road-ready for a long trip. so we suggest trailering it home. Appearance wise. the paint has some drip spots and places that could use minor touch-ups. and (under certain lighting conditions) some foggy spots on portions of the clear coat…All the same. it is a glossy and very pretty finish that presents quite well. New fabric for the sunroof. new floor coverings. headliner trim. door seals and some other detailing would make it look sensational inside and out. This car still requires some finishing and finessing to be its best again. but for sure the hard parts have already been done.

 

Okay. so there are two “driver's seats” with two steering wheels and two gear shifts! (The “rear” steering wheel and shifter move. but are inoperative). The number of tricks one can play in front of a crowd is incalculable. especially with a pilot in each driver's seat facing different directions! This car was built strictly for fun. but the build-quality is not a joke: The welding joining the two halves of the body is invisible from outside the car.  With the exception of the stock air cleaner (we're using a screen “strainer" over the carb). the engine fits beautifully under the stock trunk lid. and it looks natural there. Indeed. if anything. access to the engine looks better than under the normal hood! The floor pan is neatly welded in the center. using two front halves. with the seats are bolted into the factory positions in the floors The rear floor was adapted to accommodate the drivetrain with (among other details) a tunnel welded-in to clear the transmission. There are additional supports for the “rear” body work from a strong and simple sub-frame made of square-section steel tubes. The car is full of superb attention to detail and clever solutions. like the red bulbs (stop lights and tail lights) installed in European Lucas headlamps in the rear (in place of usual clear sealed-beam headlamps)…Until they're illuminated. they look just like stock headlights. completing the two-faced illusion. The only real hint as to which end is which are the four chromed pea-shooter exhausts exiting beneath the rear bumper (which many a passer-by has likened to “machine guns”!!!)

 

The body is clean and straight. and panel fit is very good. All four doors open without a snag. and shut with a nice German “thunk”. The car is (by any sane measure) rust free. Underneath. the corners. seams and crevices that usually invite rot look impressively clean. The chassis does not sag at all (always a concern in a “stretch”). and the car can be jacked up on any corner and the four doors will still open and shut perfectly: The structure is SOLID! Welding quality is neat and strong. This was not a home-built butcher job. It was fabricated by professionals. and the next owner won't uncover any horror stories.

 

Mysteries abound. however. The car is titled as a 1965 Volkswagen. yet it has a 1964 VIN. Which is it? Sharp-eyed Bug buffs will know that the last cloth sunroof models were made in 1963. To get more arcane. this vent window style was last used in '64. the white steering wheel with horn ring was last used in '63. the turn signals on the fenders are also '63 and earlier. The engine# of 7910447 is a 1964 block; a 1200cc model rebuilt with new 36hp pistons. So what year is this car? For legal purposes. it's a “1965”. and for practical and historical purposes. it's “two or more 1963 or '64 Bugs”.

 

This car is second-to-none at gathering attention. People follow wherever it drives. You could park it at a Ferrari concorso be the central attraction. Every age group finds it irresistible. and it seems to turn everyone into an extrovert: Guys want to know how it works. ladies want to hug it. and kids think it's like a big toy. Everybody wants to take it home. It just makes people feel happy! The classic Beetle design is recognized universally around the world; its iconic image is associated with nostalgia. fashion. ageless style. and fun…All of which makes it a perfect parade car or mobile advertisement for business.

 

              Some sample slogans for fictitious businesses:

 

Bob's Insurance Agency: We've got you covered coming and going!

Bugs don't know which way to run from Bob's Exterminating!

You can go “both ways” at Bob's Bar!

“You push. I pull!” -- Roberta the Midwife

 

Okay. you get the idea…We're having fun with this car. and it's impossible to not do so. If you've read this far. you're probably thinking of something clever. Let us in on the idea or the joke. and we'll put the best ones here on eBay for all to see.

 

If you have any questions about this amazing little classic Volkswagen. please ask. We will answer quickly and honestly. PERSONAL INSPECTION BEFORE BIDDING is INVITED and ENCOURAGED!

 

We are selling this car for the owner's son. as part of the estate. Clear Minnesota title will be transferred to the buyer via notarized power-of-attorney privilege of the owner's son.  

 

WE ARE AUCTIONING THIS CAR with a SUPER-LOW STARTING PRICE and 

NO RESERVE /// HIGH BID BUYS THIS CAR NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT! GOOD LUCK!

 

Note: eBay gives us space for 24 pictures. Please "supersize" them for the best look. We have lots more photos of this car. over. under. sideways. down. but eBay forbids us to post a link for the host we are using. If you want to see more. just drop us a line through the ebay message board and we will send you the link. be sure and add an email address.

 

We will try and get some Youtube video up so you can hear the car start and run…We will include that when it's available.

 

Please read…The Fine Print:

 

GOOD LUCK!Please bid to the value this car may hold for you. Please feel free to ask questions or add comments. Please ask questions BEFORE you bid.  We will respond quickly and honestly. This car is located in Plymouth. Minnesota 55441. nbsp;about ten minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. Inspections are invited and encouraged!

 

CONDITIONS:Winning this auction constitutes a legal and binding agreement between the Buyer. the Owner and the Selling Agents. Please bid sincerely and sensibly. Zero-feedback bidders must contact us first before bidding to establish some level of seriousness-of-intent; It's nothing personal. just business: We. and many others. have been stung on eBay Motors by too many dead-beat auction winners.

Vehicle is sold "As-Is and Where-Is". If the Buyer comes to pick up this car and is in any way dissatisfied. he or she will have the option of walking away from the deal with full refund of the deposit and any payments made to the Owner.  Otherwise. no warranty is expressed. implied or offered.  Neither the Owner nor the Selling Agents (MM1000auto) can or will take any responsibility for this car after it leaves the premises.

PAYMENT:  Buyer must make a $500 DEPOSIT by PayPal within 24 hours of the Auction Close. The Deposit will secure the Deal for all Parties involved. Failure to make Deposit within 24 hours will risk Cancellation of the Sale at Discretion of the Owner and Sellers.  BALANCE MUST BE PAID within 7 BUSINESS DAYS of sale by SECURE PAYMENT or CASH at PICK-UP.  

TRANSPORT:Buyer is responsible for all transportation arrangements and costs. Car is garaged in Plymouth. Minnesota 55441 (about ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis.  thirty minutes from Twin Cities International Airport). We do not offer quotes on shipping. There are many vendors to choose from offering vehicle transport; eBay's DAS. and FedEx/Passport are two great places to start getting bids. We're always happy to assist with loading.  

STORAGE:   While the Buyer sorts out pick-up or transport arrangements. nbsp;Seller can offer. free of charge. covered  outdoor storage for up to 30 days after auction termination. Longer periods. or indoor storage. can be arranged at cost if necessary. Seller cannot accept any liability during this storage period.

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Thank You for Looking!We are fluent in classic European cars. We are hobbyists. first and foremost. and happy to hear from you on the subject of cars or bikes. In addition to AUTOMOBILIA and PARTS. WE HAVE SOLD DOZENS OF VEHICLES ON eBAY. EACH DEAL A HAPPY ONE FOR ALL INVOLVED!  Dealing on eBay since 1999. >>MM1000auto>>was created to auction the THINGS WE LOVE MOST: CARS. PARTS. and AUTOMOBILIA

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