If you're a fan of vintage Japanese cars, be sure to check out Nissan's online heritage site. There are tons of vintage Nissan pics and specs going all the way back to the 1920s. Each featured car or truck has relevant specs and a little "detail" tab that gives some background on that specific car.
The Volkswagen Kombi van reached iconic status, with even a school lunch box fashioned in its image. During those early years, the Volkswagen Microbus morphed into various forms. From a cargo carrier with no windows behind the driver's seat to a windowed passenger van with three rows of seats, the possibilities seemed endless.
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Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your hats! What we have here is what is certainly one of the nicest and well-built early Beetles available on the market. Originally developed and introduced in the late 1930s, the Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most popular and longest produced vehicles of all time. Though they arent for everyone, most find themselves smiling when they spot a classic Beetle! Theres just something about these little cars that tend to evoke happy feelings. In 1953, the split rear window design had been abandoned in favor of the oval rear window design seen here on this 1956. Believe it or not, the Beetle remained so popular over the years that it was in production until 2003! Though it had seen many designs and mechanical changes over the years, the final Beetles stuck to the original concept and retained many original elements. This 1956 ragtop oval window Beetle has been fully and completely restored back to factory original specifications. The exterior is immaculate, and the red/black two-tone really does a lot for this car. According to the owner, nearly $20,000 was spent on the paint job alone...which really speaks to the quality of the paint! In our showroom, hardly a day goes by that someone doesnt comment on how beautiful and nicely done this Beetle is. This is a show-quality vehicle that is destined to be the centerpiece of any serious VW collection! A new ragtop has been installed, and functions just the way it should. Aside from the high-quality paint job, youll find that every exterior component has been repaired or replaced to as-new or better condition. If it was available New Old Stock (NOS) at the time of the restoration, it was purchased and installed on this car. Even NOS Dunlop tires have been installed! If you think the exterior of this Beetle is a work of art, wait until you see the interior! Finished in a gorgeous red, youd think you were sitting in a 1950s VW brochure-thats how clean and correct this interior is. With less than 50 miles covered since the restoration, it is no wonder that the interior looks as if it has never been sat in. Every little detail has been addressed, and all of the parts look brand new-this is not a restoration where old parts were simply cleaned up and reinstalled. As with the exterior, any NOS parts that were available were installed rather than cheap reproductions. Being behind the wheel of this car is a dream, and it has been a long time since we saw a vehicle that screamed time machine like this one does. Under the hood is a correct VW 1200cc engine. As can be expected from a car restored to this high degree of quality, it fires right up and runs as well as a Beetle can! The engine and engine bay continue the factory-correct theme with original parts and appearance. The engine is so clean you could almost fool yourself into thinking you were in a 1950s VW dealership looking at it! All correct parts and stickers appear to have been installed, and it continues to be apparent that not one corner was cut in this restoration. As a whole, we firmly believe that this is one of the nicest oval window Beetle ragtops available for sale. This is a no expenses spared restoration, done up just the way the car should be. Any discerning buyer would be hard pressed to find another Beetle of this quality and with this many original attributes painstakingly sought out and installed. If youre looking for the star car for your VW collection, this may just be the Beetle you need! Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at (704) 663-0432 or visit our website www.sheltonclassics.com for details. TITLE: CLEAN DOES IT WORK? Air Conditioning N/A Heater YES Speedometer YES Oil PSI Gauge/Light N/A Temperature Gauge/Light N/A Fuel Gauge N/A Tachometer N/A Wipers YES Horn YES Radio NO Headlights YES Tail Lights YES Brake Lights YES Reverse Lights N/A Turn Signals YES Emergency Brake YES Keys Ignition, Door & Trunk YES Runs & Drives YES
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