1956 Volkswagen Beetle "Oval Window" | Full Tour, Start Up, and Test Drive
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Full Custom 1966 VW Beetle "Badd Bug" Chopped 1956 Oval Glass Top. Air Ride, Bagged, AirKewld.
This 1966 VW Bug has been fully customized to one very cool, one-of-a-kind Cali style Cruiser. A real head turner that was built to show quality. The car was built on the West coast in late '04/'05, including an AirKewld DUB chassis, CB Performance front beam, full air ride ( air shocks in fronts Slammed Specialties bags out the back), complete custom interior including an original Mooneyes tach and white "Sparkle" steering wheel, white column, smoothed and pinstriped dash, custom door panels, custom knobs and levers, top of the line stereo system, and custom body including one of the very best chop tops that you will ever find. I purchased this car barely running, no charging system, and a cobbled up air ride. I believe the guy I got it from had purchased it, half ass did as little as possible to get it sold, and passed it on to me. I've went through the car, replacing or repairing so many things I found were done after the original build. Along with doing a full overhaul and figuring out the charging issue, a ton of wiring was replaced with good wiring, junction boxes, etc. For the air ride, I replaced all the fill and dump valves, "air engine", both compressors, several lines, and most every fitting with the correct and best fittings available. Since this video I also replaced the entire carpet, put down tar boards under the carpet, it has dynamat all through the rear section of the interior. The seat covers have also been re-done, as of March 2016 I couldn't find a set of tires that were the correct size, from when the car was built, but finally found a company to custom build new set of whitewalls in their correct size, which is 145/15 up front and 165/15 in back. I could go with 1"-3" width on the whitewall, and chose to go with 1.5" which you can see in the newer video. While the new tires were being put on, all the Tornado red areas were freshened up with new paint, all new ball joints and tie rod ends were installed, and a full alignment at ride height was done. Now that I've done so much to the car, it'll cruise real nice, going through town or down the highway. The air ride actually makes the car ride very comfortable, and at ride height it drives straight as an arrow. I've done a ton of research on the car, and by check number, etc, it is a 1966 body with a 1956 top, from the base of the windows up. The numbers also check out on the chassis as a 1966, and the stamping on the engine is also from that time. I learned that VW didn't really give a good code on the engine block, but comparing numbers makes me believe that it is the original 1966 engine. This wasn't a donor car all pieced together. It has a VERY nice and rust free body and chassis. I think it's great the way it is, but a guy could do a full restoration with this car and really take it to the next level. IMO it would be really hard to find this combination of things in one place, on one car. Like I mentioned, the chop is near flawless, top notch 10 year old build with a ton of nice components, and a body and chassis that has been extremely well preserved. I do have a clear title for the car, along with a ton of paperwork, and a copy of the VW Trends magazine that it was featured in, when first built. I WOULD consider selling the car, but I am only listening to offers, and will have to decide if the highest offer is worth letting this gem go to someone else. If you truly are interested in adding this collection, or looking for a full custom, one-of-a-kind, old school, super cool VW Beetle, please message me. If you have any questions or would like a walk-around video or close-up picture, let me know.
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window (SOLD)
Click "Show More" for more information! Call us - 636-600-4600 Visit our Showroom - 2340 Cassens Dr. St. Louis MO 63026 http://www.motoexotica.com/inventory/listing/1956-volkswagen-beetle-oval-wi ndow/ WE BUY CARS! 1956 Volkswagen Beetle Nut and Bolt restoration California "Black Plate" & title Award winning rear oval window model Rare and desirable Nile Beige exterior Correct engine # 1339623 1.2L horizontally opposed 4 cylinder engine 4-speed manual transmission MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this unique and rarely seen 1956 oval rear window Volkswagen Beetle from beautiful California! This award winning car was a recent recipient of a full nut and bolt restoration! The Volkswagen Beetle first came on the scene in 1947, but they were known by a different name. KdF, short for Kraft durch Freude meaning 'power by joy', was designated to these small, gas-friendly vehicles. In English, the name Beetle was used and in German, they were known as Kafer. The Volkswagen Beetle (officially the Volkswagen Type 1), informally in Germany is a two-door, four passenger, rear-engine economy car manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With 21,529,464 produced, the Beetle is the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single platform ever made...with ours being one the best we've ever seen! Refinished in a beautiful Nile Beige paint job shows extremely well with only minor imperfections visible upon close inspection. Front and rear bumpers fit properly and chrome shows extremely well, including the override bumper guards and tubular override bars (new for 1957). Both running boards are in excellent condition. All the trim and badges are present and the finishes are brilliant. Weather stripping is newer for both doors, front and rear glass stripping is good condition with no signs of tearing, drying or shrinkage we could find. Glass lens protected front headlights with original Hella lights for the front turn signals. New for 1957 re-positioned the Hella tail lamps two inches higher on the rear fenders and the gas tank received a redesign at accommodate more luggage space under the hood. Inside, the beautifully restored saddle tan vinyl seats (now adjustable) all look great with no major signs of wear visible. The door panels compliment the seats and dashboard is designed to mirror the cabin and compliment the exterior of the car. All the gauges are original design and are ergonomically placed and functional. The original white steering wheel (new for 1956) displays well with just a few hair line cracks signs of wear, the horn is inoperable. Also equipped with the original Bowman AM/FM radio is inoperable . This Beetle is equipped with a correct single Solex carbureted powered by a horizontally opposed, overhead-valve, air-cooled four-cylinder engine that offered 36hp #1339623, 4 speed manual transmission, correct Bosch "black" ignition coil, bevel gear differential, front and rear hydraulic drum brakes. twin chrome tailpipes. 15 inch original steel wheels painted to match the exterior of the car with Firestone whitewall tires. If you're looking for a restored back to stock Beetle, then this winner of the "Best Oval-Window Bug" at the 2015 Bug-O-Rama in California will take you there without any issues, including seeing another one like it...GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Current mileage on the odometer shows 49,547 miles, it is sold as is and is mileage exempt. The car is being sold on a clean & clear California title. VIN: 1361305 http://www.facebook.com/stlclassiccars http://www.instagram.com/motoexotica https://www.twitter.com/motoexotica636