1964 Volkswagen Convertible 1 Owner CA Car Rare Rotisserie Restore Numbers Match

1964 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Type: Convertible
Trim: Cabriolet Convertible
Year: 1964
Mileage: 10
VIN: 5998882
Color: Black
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Clemente, California, United States

Description for Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1964

1964 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Black Beauty

One Lady Owner

(Parked in Barn Since 1978)
VIN # 5998882
(Built November 1963)

Complete Frame Up Rotisserie Restoration
(Over Two Years)

by Blue Chip Motorcars / Family Service Center
San Juan Capistrano, A

Matching Numbers Engine & Transmission
Less than 10 Miles Since Rebuilt

Motor Built by Renowned Porsche 356 Expert

Jack Staggs of San Clemente, A
Engine #7945594
Trans #6431946
Very Original - Zero Rust Central CA Car
Never Hit - Straight as an Arrow Body

All Original Factory Welds

All Original Sheet Metal

(except lower end rear tail was dented)

NOTE: There are a total of 99 pictures that will load with this eBay Auction, nderneath this text. If you have an older computer or a slower internet connection it may take a few minutes for all the pictures to load to your computer. In some cases they may not load at all. If that is the case you can go directly to my Photobucket account where they are hosted. Simply click on or copy and paste this link into your browser:


(Another note on the pictures: The light was really dancing around on me the day I was taking the outdoor pictures and black is really hard with a lot of light. I tried to take the pictures in various lighting conditions so that you could see how it looks during different times of day. The Interior pictures were really tough and most of the outdoor pictures make the interior look gray. I can assure you they are black and look awesome. Come view it in person if you are local, t is the only way to truly appreciate the depth and quality of the body and paint and the high-dollar interior materials that were used in this restoration)

This elegant VW Cabriolet was found in the barn of the original owner around six years ago in El Dorado, A (dry Central CA). I purchased it and had it shipped to Southern CA where I began to dismantle and strip the car. After getting it apart and taking the engine to be rebuilt I decided to sell it to my friends at Blue Chip Motorcars / Family Classic Service Center. They completed the ground up rotisserie restoration on the car just recently and asked me to get involved in the selling of the vehicle.

The original owner was an elderly woman from El Dorado, A. She drove the car for 14 years and 130K miles before parking it in her dry barn where it slept until I purchased it in 2011.

The body and chassis on the car was in exceptional condition, ith no rust and no rot anywhere to be found. It had a couple of small dents and dings that were pulled and picked to perfection, ith the use zero bondo. Take your magnet to any part on the body or chassis on this car. Again these were very small dents and you will see how straight the body is in the pictures. All the body metal and pans are completely original to the car except for the rear lower exterior tail pan (between the two fenders in rear, nderneath the rear engine lid) which was bent and easier to replace than try to restore.

The pans were phenomenally clean and needed no repair. The original undercoat on the pans was left intact, leaned deliberately and repainted over with a similar type of undercoat color material. The original undercoating under the fenders was completely stripped to the metal while the body pieces were removed, howing all the original paint underneath. During the restoration the undersides of the fenders were repainted but not undercoated. We thought this would look better if someone wants to show the car. All the original welds can be seen in the rear and front body areas.

I have been restoring and collecting Porsche's, orvettes and VW's for about 25 years and have also been involved in Judging cars at concour events in Southern CA. I had always wanted a Black/Black VW Cabriolet and was set to find the nicest body and original chassis that I could find. These little Cabs are getting harder and harder to find, specially in "no hit" ... zero rust condition.

The body and paint work on the car are simply a 10. Family Service Center is one of the top restoration shops in South Orange County, ith one of the best body and paint shops in the area. Close to 1000 hours of work went into the restoration of this vehicle. Take a look at all the pictures, any of which show the restoration process.

A high-end single stage paint was selected to give the car a period correct finish, ather than the two-stage modern paint process that just does not look correct on cars from this period. It was blocked and blocked and then blocked again before any paint was ever applied. Every piece was painted off the car and then assembled. Time was given for the paint to cure and was color sanded and buffed to a mirror like flat finish.

The body and paint on this car is concour.

NOTE: In the full body pictures you will notice that the rear engine lid gap seems larger on the right side at the top if you look carefully. When I picked up the car I didn't notice that the gap was off until I looked at the pictures. I had the owner's take it back in the shop and in less than five minutes it was adjusted to perfection. When you view the closeup body pictures there is one outside picture of the rear engine lid that exemplifies the exceptional fit. The picture I am` talking about is directly after the picture of the closeup of one of the hubcaps.

Every nut and bolt was attended to, he entire electrical system was replaced with a brand new harness. The suspension too was completely rebuilt using only top-quality parts, nd of course, he entire braking system was replaced and/or rebuilt. All the rubber seals throughout were replaced as were all the hinges, umpers, ights, olding, lass, ipers and door handles. Even the running boards are new. The top is all brand new high-end materials done by a local expert in Porsche and Mercedes Benz restorations.

The owners did not have a boot made for the car, o that is something that you will have to acquire. There is a picture of how the original boot will look on the car and it is directly after the picture of the closeup of the trunk mentioned above. The original radio is in the car but is not currently working.

The original Black CA Plates come with the car and are shown in the pictures. These are the plates that came with it in 1964. They have not been restored and retain their original patina and clearly show the last sticker that was put on the car in 1978, long with the last registration from 1977-1978. The original owner had lost the original title and filed for a new one in 1977. This is the old style CA pink slip (pictured) that comes with the car and issued in 1977.

The new owner will likely want to have a license plate restorer do these plates to perfection to match the rest of the car.

The engine was rebuilt by Jack Staggs, he renowned Porsche 356 expert in San Clemente, A. Jack took his time and put his 35 years of experience into building Porsche and VW engines to make this an incredible little bug engine something special. The engine runs phenomenally for the original 1200cc 40 hp engine.

The car has plenty of power going up hills and drives straight down the road and brakes with authority. This is the nicest running early VW I have ever driven. It is brand new and feels like the day it rolled off the assembly line.

We like the "Euro-Look"of black wall tires and black wheels rather than the white-walls and white inner ring on the wheel that would have come on a US model. This Black on Black on Black Beetle is simply as good as it gets. It's brand new and ready to go to a new home.

Restored by one of the top restoration shops in Southern CA and one of the best engine builders in America. This will surely be a standout if you decide to show it or just drive and enjoy.

Questions may be directed to Frank at 949-310-6262. If you are in Southern CA please feel free to make an appointment to see this fully restored VW before you bid. This is a No Reserve Auction and will sell to the highest bidder.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, e can arrange to have a qualified, ndependent, rofessional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).


Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, nd make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), ank check, ashier's check, r bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 10 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, r bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, ell it to the next high bidder, r sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, itle transfer paperwork will be initiated.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, e will gladly cooperate, ou can locate shippers by doing a search for "auto shippers" . We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, here is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, nd will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, e will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, ut the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.

Before delivery of the vehicle, he winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver's license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, he seller, o the buyer or the buyers' agent or chosen transport company.

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Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY