1957 Ragtop Beetle Price: 35k
Update car is now in Washington where we moved.
Show quality ground up restoration 1957 Ragtop Beetle. Every inch of this car was redone with either original excellent condition parts or high quality replacement parts like triple chrome plated bumpers.
To start this is an original California car and have the original owner's service booklet. This is a matching body and pan car, the engine is correct style but not original to the car.
Paint is two tone reed green and white. Wheels are original with two tone paint. Hub caps also have red scripted lettering, tan running boards, and off white fender beading. Paint is also properly done inside and out as engine bay, trunk and gas tank are all painted. Interior seat covers and door panels tan with off white pipping. Headliner is off white mohair. Carpet kit is German weave oatmeal with correct metal heater rings and black rubber floor mats. All interior kits are high quality Wolfsburg West kits that cost about 5k with professional installation. Every angle of this car looks great.
Body has original hood, rear deck lid, front and rear apron, three of the original fenders, drivers side rear was replaced at some point but can only tell as not ribbed fender. Ragtop mechanism has correct original Golde handle, and slides easily.
The pan is all original amazing condition that has no welding done to it and has all the original metal rubber floor mat tabs except near the battery tray. The pan was cleaned, Por 15 coated, butyl sound deadening and thin padding for black rubber mats. The rear engine tray, and door panels also have sound deadening. You can carry a conversation in this car without yelling.
Interior mirror is also original with great condition glass and visors. The steering wheel is reproduction banjo and horn button. Interior light is original VW scripted deluxe version. Dash clock is original 8 day VDO wind up clock with vase and 100klm VW badge. Seat frames were all powder coated ivory and even original battery cover was redone and powder coated black as well as pedal assembly. The interior of the ashtray was bead blasted and powder coated silver. Radio is an original scripted Blaupunkt version with ivory keys that matches the other dash knobs. Radio also powers up properly with light and scrolls through channels. The Dash looks amazing and clean.
All window rubber was replaced, fender beading, body rubber ect. Rear quarter windows are original Sekurit scripted pop out windows. Headlight glass is also original VW scripted Bosch glass.
Rear taillights have upgraded LED light bulb system so can easily be seen during daytime even with the original 6v system. Original Hella horn was also rebuilt with badge and works great. The complicated steering column horn brush system was also redone to work great.
Engine was totally rebuilt and detailed out. All engine tins were powder coated black. Car runs easily down the freeway at 65, and brakes solidly as totally redone brake system. Transmission was also rebuilt, shifts smoothly, and is original to the car.
I will include all the following accessories at asking.
8 Day wind up dash clock, Hella grilled fog lights, VW 100klm badge, dash vase, repro spare tire tool kit, CoCo floor mats, high quality roof rack with powder coated frame and wood slats, Perohaus fender flag posts, 1957 October Ralley badge and 1957 Bavarian badge, original Bremen hood badge (can put oiginal VW Wolfsburg badge). I also have an original RA-bambus tray with badge that is black label which is correct for the year I have not installed for an additional 500 and is in excellent shape with repro mounting brackets. I also have a repro reserve tank switch I can throw in at asking but not installed as would fit better with Bambus tray. The Blaupunkt radio will be included no matter what but can also throw in a cool self contained 50s speaker once the Bambus tray was in for the radio since the original radio speaker hole in the dash is now taken by the clock.
Forgot some other accessories, rear view mirror shade, extended passenger mirror visor, and rear oval window shades.
The car also has the Robri fender guards and boot scraper on the drivers side running board.
Will also throw in antique black and yellow license plates if sold in California.
Pictures say it all and looks better in person so serious inquiries only and no trades.