1957 VW Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle Bug Custom - MAGAZINE CAR!

1957 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Trim: Sedan Oval Euro Model
Year: 1957
Mileage: 1,450
VIN: 1487550
Color: 2 Tone
Engine: 2007cc
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Manual
Interior color: 2 Tone
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Description for Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1957

Up for sale is my custom 1957 VW Oval Deluxe Beetle. The history and restoration on this car is very extensive. It was professionally built by John Jones of Kustom Coach Werks in Grand Junction, olorado.

John built the car to take to the Bug-In in Las Vegas, here he won 1st place out of over 1500 VWs!

Here is a link to his website documenting the restoration, hich includes 387 pictures:

http://kustomcoachwerks.com/gallery3/index.php/Type-1/45-Day-Wonder

The beetle was also featured in Hot VWs in May 2004! A copy of this issue is included with the car. The article discusses the restoration in great detail, long with all the different companies and parts that were used to create this rolling work of art.

John started with a rust-free 57’ Oval from Arizona with only 56,000 original miles. Here are the details on the restoration:

~ the car was completely disassembled – body separated from the pan

~the underside, ngine bay, ams, tc. were all media blasted

~stripped the outside

~sprayed with PPG Orange Glow and Vanilla Shake, PG clear, et sand and buff

~installed a 3 ½ inch narrowed beam with adjusters and KYB shocks

~raised the rear spring plates = lowering the rear

~Madson Upholstery installed TMI tan vinyl and oatmeal tweed seat covers and door panels, long with a tan mohair headliner and TMIoatmeal loop carpeting

~Flat-4 Banjo steering wheel with Golden Lady horn button


The car was then purchased by a gentleman in Colorado Springs and he continued to make improvements and upgrades to the car. I have receipts of over $5000 (theinvoice is almost three pages long) which included:

~new 2007cc motor(100+ hp),built by Randy Bowen at Sportcar Volkswagen Service Center in Colorado Springs, o it really moves

~ new 4 speed transmission

~ new disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear

~a high temp finish (Chromex) to the header and muffler

~powder coating axle tubes, an shroud, acking plates, tc.

Randy has been building and racing VWs for over 35 years. Here is a link to his website:

http://www.sportcarservices.net

I just took the car back to Randy to complete a thorough inspection and make anynecessaryrepairs. He adjusted the rear brakes and replaced the brake light switch - everything else on the car was in proper working order.


Here is awalk-around video of the interior, xterior, ngine compartment and the car running:


Overall, his 57' Euro Beetle is in near perfect condition! Only 1450 miles since its restoration in 2004-2005! The paint is near perfect with no rock chips, cratches or dents. The underside is in showroom condition. The interior is also near perfect with the exception of a few tiny holes in the headliner. The tires and wheels have less than 200 miles on them. The glass looks to be all original, ith the exception of the windshield. The pop-up blinkers work properly and are really cool. Comes with a newhigh-end indoor California Car Cover.It runs and drives great and is a blast!
I am not willing to disclose my reserve, ut you can make me a realistic offer.
Clear Colorado title in my name.
THERE IS NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OR MAY I BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LISTING OF THIS AD. THE CAR IS BEING SOLD AS IS. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO INSPECT THE CAR PRIOR TO PURCHASE. THE PURCHASER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHIPPING OF SAID VEHICLE.THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

PLEASE DO NOT BID ON THIS CAR IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO PURCHASE OR HAVE THE AVAILABLE FUNDS!

PAYMENT TERMS ARE AS FOLLOWS: A $500NONREFUNDABLEDEPOSIT THROUGH PAYPAL IS DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF AUCTION. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE AUCTIONS END - CERTIFIED FUNDS OR WIRE TRANSFER.

PLEASE CONTACT ME WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ACTION CLOSE. IF NOT, RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-LIST THE CAR OR SELL TO THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER.