1964 Volkswagen Beetle
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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.
Classic Car Overview
$15,000 - $20,000
- Rare and desirable factory sunroof
- Fresh ground-up restoration
- Finished in Sea Blue and upgraded with a leather interior
- The most recognizable automotive design of the 20th century
The brilliant design of the Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle was the essence of practicality. The platform backbone frame was simple to build and adaptable. The rear-mounted engine left the entire space between the wheels free of obstructions and mated directly to the transaxle which eliminated the driveshaft. Trailing arm independent front suspension with transverse torsion bar springs imposed little upon the internal volume, and the swing axle rear suspension coped well with the typically rough roads of the day.
VW preferred an air-cooled engine because it eliminated the whole water-cooling system of pumps, pipes, hoses, and radiators, as well as eliminating the risk of freezing in cold winter climes. From the late 1950s through the early 70s, Beetles sold in the hundreds of thousands in the U.S., peaking at 572,573 in 1970. In 1973, the Beetle surpassed the Model T s 21-million-unit total production and has continued to add to its margin for a further quarter century.
This charming 1964 Beetle, expertly finished in its original color of Sea Blue, was recently treated to a full ground-up, highly detailed restoration, including new floor boards. The air-cooled 1300 engine was rebuilt with all-new accessories, and a set of wide whitewall radial tires enhance the classic Volkswagen styling and add to the safety and drivability of this vintage Beetle. Inside, the interior has been completely restored and upgraded, featuring genuine leather seats and door panels, as well as an OEM-style radio with modern features and digital display. A rare and desirable factory sunroof option makes this Beetle even more special.
With hardly any miles on a comprehensive restoration and a with a complement of luxury and mechanical upgrades, this classic Volkswagen is ready to be driven, shown, or simply enjoyed.
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Classic Car ID101093255
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