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1957 Volkswagen Beetle beautifully restored oval window ragtop w/ many upgrades

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
SubModel: Beetle Oval Window
Type: Coupe
Trim: Beetle Oval Window
Year: 1957
Mileage: 96,042
VIN: 1403361
Color: Black/Red
Engine: 1200cc
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Coupe
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Monterey, California, United States

1957 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Beetle Oval Window Additional Info:

1957 VW Beetle - VIN # 1403361 / Engine # 1699751(Dec of '56)

I am representing this car for a friend and have full access to it during thecourse of the auction.I encourage you to ask any and all questions you may have about the carbeforeyou bid.

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This car received a full nut-and-bolt restoration a number of years ago before the current owner purchased it. The paint, chrome, and interior are all inbeautiful condition and the underside is just as clean.I have driven this car recently and itaccelerates smoothly, tracksstraight, and stops well.Throttle, steering, and braking are all very responsive.Allfunctions operate, with theexception of what is noted below

Aside from the fullrestoration, it also benefits from nearly $15,000 worth of servicing and upgrades in the past year(receipts available)to be sure that it is a fully roadworthy and reliable driver.Some highlights of what was done include:

-The top end was gone through and aWolfsburg West Okrasa style dual carb and manifold kit was installed-Abarth style exhaust and new J tubes-Full 12 volt upgrade with Porsche 356 generator-Camber compensator kit-Pertronix electronic ignition-New rear axle boots-Seat beltsinstalled

Other notable highlights include:
-Latersynchromesh transmission-Big M radio-Original Sekurit German glass-Rometsch-style steering wheel-Tool kit

As with any car of this vintage, there are some flaws worth pointing out. The following are items that could use some attention:

-The radiodoesn't work. It should be noted that it did work when the the car was still 6 volt, but rather than add a voltage drop, they opted to simply disconnect it when doing the 12 volt conversion..-Some of the original German Sekurit side glass (mainly the right rear window) has some very lightscratches. It's minimal, but worth mentioning. I think nearly all of it could be polished out.

The seller of the vehicle is the legal owner and has a clear title in his name.No warranty is expressed or implied with the sale. I have made every attempt to describe the car as accurately as possible. It is for sale as-is and where-is. This vehicle is for sale locally, as well as on otherinternetsites. I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time.

PLEASE ask any and all questions before bidding.Thelastthing I want is for you to buy a plane ticket or drive across five states with your trailer in tow, only to get here and find out the car isn’t what you wanted. I will answer any question about the car to the best of my ability, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll find it before the end of the auction. I want this to be a good experience for all parties involved.

A non-refundable deposit in theamountof $1000.00 via PayPal is due within 48 hours of the close of the auction, balance to be paid in cash upon taking possession of the vehicle.
You MUST pick-up the vehicle within 1 week of the close of the auction.
If you are not able to meet these requirements but still want to bid, please contact me BEFORE bidding.
Thanks for looking and good luck!