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1956 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe PHOTOGRAPHY BY Bill Pack
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  • 1956
  • Volkswagen
  • Beetle “Oval Window”
  • 11628654
  • Black
  • Tan Leatherette
  • Matching Numbers
  • Historical Documentation
  • Service History Included
  • Original Colors
  • Running Condition
  • Books / Manuals
  • Tool Kit

This Car’s Past

This car is finished in black over tan leatherette with cream piping and door trim inserts. Fully restored six years ago, and within the last three years, the engine was removed for servicing and a complete tune-up less than 50 miles ago. The gaskets were replaced, the valves adjusted, and the engine was detailed. The wheels also received some love with a new paintjob for a factory correct look along with new tires and hubcaps.

History of the Model

The Volkswagen Beetle is the most successful automobile of all time; with more than twenty million units produced. They are full of character and certainly fulfilled the original brief of 'the people's car' thanks to Dr. Ferdinand Porsche's foresight. The Beetle is an extraordinary car and has become a cult object today, particularly the earliest examples whose superior build quality and period detailing have become sought after by collectors today. Volkswagen experts will tell you that cars built up to 1956 are particularly sought after for their styling and the improved engine, brakes and gearbox. The horizontally opposed 'boxer' engine was heavily reworked in 1953; with displacement rising to1192cc while power was lifted to 30bhp.

Restoration

This Beetle was beautifully restored six years ago and has been owned by her current owner for the last two. Prior to the current owner’s purchase it had undergone an engine-out tune-up and detail.

Market Trend

Volkswagen is a lively segment in the market place and is performing very well. They are highly desirable in both the US and Europe. The supply of oval window Beetles has always been limited and today examples are few and far between but command a premium over those built in the sixties and seventies.

Summary

Take this opportunity to purchase a beautifully restored example of a Beetle “Oval Window”. It’s ready to cruise down the road, enter a concours and give many years of enjoyment to its next owner.

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