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1965 VW 100% Beautifully Done - Turn-key

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
SubModel: Beetle
Type: Coupe
Year: 1965
Mileage: 12,628
VIN: 114-517608
Color: Red
Engine: 1641cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States

1965 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Additional Info:

I built and sold "Red" (A So Cal native) to now a buddy of mine (Jimmy) last fall, who has since put 312 miles on the odometer and a lot of waxing, even down to the wheel wells. He loves the car, but is unable to enjoy it with his wife, whounfortunately ischallengedwith getting in and out "Red". The car resides in The Hamptons, New York, covered in a inclosed garage for the entire winter. Currently it's better than new than it was in mypossession and ready for someone to show and enjoy "Red", which is what he was built for. There are only 500 miles since the build was completed. Below is my original ad which best represents Red in his current state.

1965 VW 100% Beautifully Done - Turn-key

Thanks for stopping by. This is for someone who wants a new car confidence, the get in and go anywhere, anytime with modern conveniences like electronic ignition, disc brakes, plus smart phone compatibility. Checkout the 3 youtube videos that cover the car from stem tostern- top to bottom - then go for a drive. Just copy and paste in your browser. Walla!


For more Photos click on the link below and scroll half way down.

BTW: The vert at the top will be sale shortly and that build can be viewed at the 2nd link below.



IMPECCABLE DETAIL. This is a completely done car, and I mean completely done, with only 200 shake down miles so it's a sorted car that feels solid with no rattles or squeaks. Building cars has been my hobby of 35 years with 80+ builds to my name. I enjoy doing quality builds especially when the funds are available to do it right. I'd love to keep "Red" but I already have a done '63 convertible VW. If you have any questions please ask.

Here’s the info on the ground up build: 99% of the parts were sourced through Wolfsburg West. “Red” drives tiiiiiight like new and is 100% rattle free. Can’t have any of that, right? This car is built in the effort of celebrating… art, attitude, quality, elegance, and craftsmanship. Same way you probably roll.


Desert car so no rust anywhere –

Even has original pans.

All gaps are to factory spec.

Primed and blocked multiple times. No wavy gravy body work here.

PPG 2 stage base coat/clear coat – blocked color sanded and polished. After it was painted it sat at the paint shop for a year, so the painter would keep polishing it in his down time. Looks like he had quite a bit of down time.

Swan neck mirrors.

Roof rack is a Foreign concepts ($400) and worth every penny. The wood slats were custom stained to “as black as possible” but able to see the beautiful wood grain.

All window rubbers and molding great and are new from Wolfsburg West.

All glass is factory with the acception of a crystal clear windshield.

Working driving lights with chrome mounts.


New Euro bumpers front and rear.


1641 Completely rebuilt, single port heads, Engle 100 cam, new Empi EPC 34 duel carb kit., 009 Bosch dist. w/Petronix electronic ignition. 12 Volt 55 AMP ALT., Empi breather system plumbed off the valve covers and oil filler. New factory exhaust w/new exhaust tips with accessory cheese grater. The tune is completely dialed in making it very peppy and a blast to drive. Starts right up with the slightest bump of a key even after sitting a week.


Rebuilt Freeway flyer.


This is a factory Bus shifter cut down by 3 inches that is covered in heat shrink to match the rubber floor mat. It has a shorter throw than a bug shifter. Great feeling shifter. Very cool.

The shifter rod bushings are new with the rear coupler being polyurethane.

The shift knob is a SEA CROSS Surfboards ad.


Completely new through out from the master cylinder, wheel cylinders - all flex lines, Front disks / Rear factory drum. They’re awesome. Anytime you want to fling bug guts off the windshield, give the brake pedal a stab. Emergency brake is in top form as well.


COMPLETELY NEW. FRONT: 2 ½ drop spindles / 2 inch narrowed I-beam with adjusters & polyurethane bushings. New KYB Shocks.

REAR: Spring plates: ¼ inch thick w/1’ inch drop. New spring plate bushings. The rear is clocked down a notch.


BMR Wheels (new) with matching spare

Front Tires Pirelli - New

Rear Tires Continental - New -


Rattle trap sound deadener used throughout the car. TMI: Full Monty interior kit installed throughout. Plus used Wolfsburg West factor rubber floor matting with Coco mats to top it off. Original front seat frames have been sectioned and lowered by 2 inches which lowers overall seat ride height for a lower center of gravity.

Dash is detailed through out. Retro Sound radio with smart phone hook up plus with their stereo speaker that cleanly mounts into the factory location. AWESOME!!!!

Int. light works as it should as well as speedo warning lights and turn signal lights.

Door threshold plates are stainless from WW.

The door mechanisms & vent windows are completely rebuilt, works like new, and look beautifully restored. Both doors and windows are water and air tight.

RAMBUS tray is a custom piece wrapped in black cloth and some black leather. This is one of my favorite pieces with the car.

Everything works - headlights high & low beams - driving lights - parking lights - brake lights - turn signals lights - dome light - license plate light - all warning lights - turn signal indicator light - all switches work - emergency brake - heater & defroster - vent windows - door locks - glove box lock - radio AM/FM - and the horn works.

Again, this is a new car throughout, turnkey ready to go anytime and anywhere.

I reserve the right to end the ad early, as it is advertised for sale.

Bidders with 0 feedback has zero skin in the game, please contact me otherwise your bid will be rejected. Peace.

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