1957 Oval VW Type 1, Volkswagen Small Rear Window, California Car, Zwitter

1957 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Zwitter

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Type: Sedan
Trim: Zwitter
Year: 1957
Mileage: 86605
VIN: 1506516
Color: Blue
Engine: 1192 cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray w/ blue stripes
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Description for Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1957

1957 Oval VW Type 1, Volkswagen Small Rear Window, California Car, Zwitter


This 1957 Oval VW was fully restored - body off chassis - 12 years ago at The Wizards in Miami, Florida.
Since it’s restoration, the car has been garage kept, and sparingly driven.
This is an original matching numbers car with 86,605 miles driven.
The car was originally black with brick red interior.

After restoration it has been referred to as an Oval in ‘Zwitter’ skin because of the Azure Blue exterior color and interior theme that was correct for a 1953 split window Zwitter Type 1.
This Oval restoration was a tribute to the split window Zwitter.


Body and chassis were sand blasted, acid dipped, and primed with epoxy.
All nuts and bolts were cadmium plated - most nuts and bolts on car are original.
Full mechanical restoration of engine, transaxle, etc.
Most engine mechanical and electrical parts are original.

Original engine case, heads and transaxle.
Full brake system restoration. Upgraded to dual circuit master cylinder.
Brand new wiring harness - 6V.
Single stage paint and interior theme based on 1951-1953 Type 1 theme - Azure Blue / German Cloth and Carpet interior by West Coast Classic. Seats are gray with blue stripes.
Chrome of original metal done at Advanced Plating in Tennessee. Chrome bumpers were stolen so those on the car are unfortunately not original.
Original restored Blaupunkt Frankfurt Radio.
Original recline-able VW seats.
Firestone Whitewalls - Coker.
Original steering wheel in good shape but not restored.
Authentic side pop out windows.
Albert side mirrors.
Waso shift lock.
All receipts from restoration at The Wizards will be available to the new owner.
Clean California title. VIN: 1506516.

All numbers match: number plate, numbers stamped under seat, and on the registration paperwork.
Floor pans are absolutely clean and rust free.

If you are debating and trying to choose between a less expensive VW that is “almost as good” as this one and this absolutely perfect completely restored 1957 Oval VW Type 1 you must be aware of one very important fact. Restoring a car to this perfection takes a lot of money. Buying something that costs less and then putting it through even a partial restoration will end up costing you more than buying the one you really want. The reserve on this car is far less than it would take to restore a similar car to this level of perfection. Take another look through all the pictures and re-read the detailed description once more. Send us a message if you have any questions. We're here to give you all the information needed so you can make the decision that's right for you. Thank you for reading on.

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