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1965 VW Beetle-1600CC fresh from the showroom Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2454468
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1965 VW Beetle-1600CC fresh from the showroom   Price: $20000 obo
1965 VW Beetle with 1600CC Single Port motor **Complete Body-off Restoration**

I am the second owner of this bug since 1991. It was driven until 2000, then parked in the garage. It sat for 17 more years until the restoration started in October of 2019 with my Son in Law. The original owners purchased it from the Long Beach Harbor fresh off the boat. I am still in contact with the original owners in Templeton, CA. Use Instagram: #seabluefritz to see the progress from start to finish. The car is registered and insured in California and will come with the plates, registration, and the title.

The goal was to restore it to as original condition as possible with minor improvements in electrical, performance, and safety. It now has a complete and new 12v wiring harness.
Complete body off restoration with new floor pans and heater channels welded in, while the body was off. Also, new floor pan gasket was added when the body was off. It does appear at some point in its life there was a front end collision that is only noticeable by some ripples under the spare tire well. The boy was straightened out. The mileage is unknown, but since everything has been replaced, it's like driving it off the lot.

L360 Sea Blue paint completed in June 2020
New chrome side trim with new side chrome clips
New running boards with thin chrome trim
Polish door handles (With working key lock)
Polished front and rear handles with new seals
New fender turn signals
New headlights with functioning high/low beams and parking lights
New window seals all around with new chrome trim
New Cocker Wide White Wall Tires 165-R15 with new valves and stems installed
New hubcap clips installed on two tone wheels
New hubcaps with period correct mood design and VW logo
New chrome bumpers with painted tubes and brackets
Rear bumper has offset spacers to prevent hitting the rear decklid
New trunk and deck lid body seals
New fender beads
New driver side mirror
Replaced seals, rivets, and latches for vent windows
New window seals and chrome trims for roll up windows
New VW hood emblem
New antenna
Polished brake light covers and plates
Turn signals lights, running lights, and brake lights all work
New front windshield
New windshield wipers

New aluminum sound deadening and fiber carpet insulation, similar to Dynamat
New TMI charcoal gray loop carpet with new carpet insulation
New EMPI chrome door sill runners
Completely torn-down and rebuilt front and rear seats with new paint on rails and springs
New window cranks and door handles complete with roll pins and retainer rings
New door cards with new clips and rubber washers
Both doors have been sealed with plastic and silicone to prevent water damage on the back of the door cards
New front seat belts with Wolfsburg logo secured to the frame
New cables for heater boxes and rear floor heat diverter
New steering wheel with new center logo
Refurbished 1965-period correct horn bar on steering wheel
Working horn and turn signal cancellation ring
Rebuilt internals on the speedometer
New chrome trim and clips on the dashboard
Cleaned and painted rear view mirror
New sun visors and clips
New headliner with off-white perforated vinyl look
Headlight high beam floor switch works properly
Dash light dimmer switch works properly
Rewire 12v single speed wiper motor with “return to park” working correctly
New door rubber seals
All new ivory dash knobs and ivory grab bar
New glovebox plastic insert and glovebox stoppers
New kick panel inserts
New battery cables installed
New overhead dome light
New door sensors and seals to activate light when door is opened

New brake lines installed with new brake fluid tank and all brakes bled
Cleaned windshield washer tank with new hose and nozzle installed
New trunk fiberboard installed with new charcoal gray loop carpet
New fuse panel with all new fuses
New and complete 12v wiring harness from headlights to taillights, including interior and engine harness
Cleaned and repainted fuel tank that was drained and cleaned
New fuel line connecting tank to body
Cleaned fuel float and gasket plate
New wire cover/block off plate (ABS Plastic) with screw on nuts
New heater hoses installed in trunk to feed window defroster

1500CC type 3 block converted to fit type 1, complete with correct oil dipstick tapped in the block
1600CC pistons, cylinder jugs, and heads
Motor was rebuilt 7 years ago, but never installed. It was bench tested after the rebuild and it has been cranked over every 4-6 months since the rebuild. No leaks or issues detected
Oil change completed 2/14/2021: SAE 10W-30 with new gasket set and new strainer
Motor was cleaned and painted in 2020 before it was installed
New heater boxes installed with new gaskets and clamps
New heater boxes to body trimmed and installed to feed warm air to the cab
New muffler, exhaust gaskets, and muffler tips
Solex PICT H30/31 carb rebuilt with jets and passages cleaned
Original oil bath air cleaner cleaned and painted
Choke cable removed, because carb has built in choke
Cleaned and removed all blockages in the heat riser
Heat risers were patched and repainted with heat-resistant paint and clear coat
All new tins painted to match the engine. All tins are installed, including the rear breast tin
New rear engine rubber seals installed, both above the bellhousing and around the breast tin
New tin hardware installed
New cap, rotor, and plug wires
-009 distributor was rebuilt with new brushes and spacers
Engine was static timed initially, then dynamic timed at 3000 RPM, set to 32 degrees.
New fresh air hoses installed
Fan shroud was disassembled, cleaned, re-greased, and painted before going back in the car
New fuel lines used with two see-through filters before and after fuel pump
New fuel pump installed after leak was detected
New engine bay tar boards installed
Transaxle was replaced in 1996
The transaxle has about 8k miles since being replaced
The transaxle does have new boots installed
Motor runs and drives beautifully! Less than 10 miles on the rebuilt motor. There are no flat spots or bogs. Gears are shift smooth and do not grind.

There are two pieces left to paint and install: the fuel gauge dash piece and the license light housing on the decklid. It will be complete before it sells. I also have the hood VW logo that will be installed when it sells.
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