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1954 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Deluxe

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
SubModel: Deluxe
Type: Coupe
Trim: Deluxe
Year: 1954
Mileage: 62834
VIN: 10682748
Color: Black
Engine: Air cooled VW Flat 4-cylinder
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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Description for Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1954

The Beetle is so iconic that it's recognized the moment it comes into view. But despite a car that was advertised for being the same, there's a hierarchy among these love bugs, and this 1954 Volkswagen Beetle is right on top. With desirable early features, great colors, and a recent high quality restoration, this is a showstopper at a very obtainable price. Beetle aficionados cherish these earlier years because of the craftsmanship, including the Wolfsburg crest on the... front, "W" decklid, and the overall fit & finish. Plus, '54 was the last full year of the semaphore turn indicators â€" and you know people love seeing this classic feature raising and lowering from the body and tucking back on demand. This is the kind of detail work you get when a car has been in loving care of the same family for more than two decades, and then they decide to give the car a full restoration within the last year. That's why the slick black paint has an extra glossy finish that highlights all the curves of the VW's wind-cheating design. And when was the last time you saw a classic beetle in black with those bumpers and sweeping side trim rivaling the mirror-like black paint for shine? But the detail we love the most are the wheels. The iconic VW hubcaps are at the center of a nicely coordinated black and white package that ends with full whitewall tire covers. The VW signature spartan interior provides a perfect backdrop for a very thoughtful package. The exterior gloss black returns on all the metal pieces to remind you these cars were paint dipped as a full package. It's joined by bold red seats and side panels with distinctive white piping. This was all part of the car's restoration, and so its fresh and premium. The whole setup looks strikingly original from the driver's seat, but keen eyes will spot some well-placed upgrades like the wicker shelf under the dash and three-spoke steering wheel. It just gives this VW an extra chic feeling while never betraying its classic style. The engine bay is a clean marvel of simplicity â€" just what these Beetles should be. The consignor believes the motor is original to the car. It was rebuilt during the restoration, and so it fires up easily with a magical buzz that only an air-cooled motor can. These are far from the most powerful engines out there, but it's really the engineering that makes the VW legendary. The rear mounted motor gives the car good traction, and doesn't have the power loss associated with a large driveshaft. The four-cylinder is built to be stout and run all day without overheating thanks to air cooling. Also, you get to make the most out of this motor with the control of the four-speed manual transmission. The result is a nippy little car. But let's face it, when it looks this good, you want to be going slow enough so everyone gets a good stare at this bug. A classic VW is an easy car to drive, maintain, and above all, cherish. It only gets better when an early one with such desirable features is turn-key ready and easily affordable. A car this distinctive never stays long, so don't miss out. Call now!