1959 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Ride

1959 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Type: Sedan
Year: 1959
Mileage: 21,438
VIN: 2133045
Color: Black
Engine: 1200 cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Brick Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Description for Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1959

Top to bottom restoration of an original 1959 bug to factory specifications. The car has its original numbers matching (#2592531) 1200cc (36 HP) engine and 6 volt charging system. The car's history is documented in a 3-ring binder with photos and all receipts.

I am the fifth owner with a chain of ownership back to the original owner. The body, interior & chassis, and trim restoration was completed by the third owner (87 year old) in 2011. This restoration addressed the following:

Beautiful exterior & interior black paint job

All glass is original and in pristine condition

All new correct stainless trim

All new correct interior (seats, headliner, door panels, and carpeting)

All new body (mount to floor panel) and fender gaskets

All new rubber moulding (door, window, hood, and motor compartment) -- cabin is airtight.

The fourth owner (72 year old) purchased the car in 2012 and proceeded to spend more than USD$10,000 (receipts included) addressing the following:

Motor overhaul in September 2013 @ 12,128 miles (current reading is 21,438 miles) USD$6,000

New brakes all around (and recently adjusted)

New front shocks (rear shocks were in good condition so not installed. The set of new rear shocks is included with the car)

New starter motor

New clutch and components in April 2015

I purchased the car in April 2015 (13,599 miles) and have addressed the original charging system, replacing the 6 volt generator, voltage regulator, and added a new 6 volt battery. I also had the stock fuelpump re-built with German components.

There is no shortage of these older bugs (pre-1967) available on the market, but this late 1950's restored example in this most desirable colour combination of black with brick red interior, and classic Coker whitewalls narrows your choices considerably. Generally, the older the car, the higher the price, assuming similar condition. Pre-'53 split windows and pre-'58 oval windows are highly sought after, not to mention the 1958-1961 (still no fuel gauge), followed by the 1962-1967. 1968 and onwards are considered "essentially new" and are given less attention by the VW enthusiast, although are still cool too in my eyes.

There are no issues whatsoever, and the car runs and drives perfectly. The synchros for second gear are slightly worn, but cause no drivability issues. Any questions are welcomed and additional photos are available upon request. This is not a Concours Show Winner, but it is an excellent quality, restored example with nice paint, newer interior, confident engine where everything works and functions as it should have in 1959. Although not concours, it has won several awards at regional vw and vintage car shows.

These cars are an investment. It is expected that these cars will only increase in value over time -- especially the restored examples from the 1950's and early 1960's. This has already been witnessed since 2006-ish with these cars (See Hagerty Valuation Tool).

Hagerty Valuation Guide

#1 Concours$USD29,100.00

#2 Excellent$USD19,500.00

#3Good $USD12,200.00

#4 Fair$USD6,400.00

Enjoy this classic today and get ready for all the comments, people's own VW stories & memories, as well as all of the thumbs up -- everybody of all ages loves a PUNCH BUGGY!

All bidders with less than 5 feedbacks need to call me or their bid may be cancelled. The successful high bidder will submit a $750.00 NON-REFUNDABLE payment deposited with PAYPAL within 24 hours of the close of the auction to secure the vehicle. Buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due within 7 days of the close of the auction (bank wire transfer or cash in person). All financial transactions must be completed beforetransfer of the vehicle. Buyer is responsible for all shipping and pick up of car. Any further questions, contact me directly by phone or text to 250-203-1592, Jeff. Happy bidding!! Despite being located in Canada, all prices are in US Dollars. Thank you.

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