For Sale: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle in Warsaw, Indiana

$16,500 (OBO)

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Vehicle Description

Seller’s Description: Real sweet classic value 1957 Volkswagen Beetle with 36 HP engine and with oval window. Due to a family situation, the owner is selling the car.


1998, a well-executed complete restoration was done by The Beetle Farm. At 61,841 miles on odometer: After complete disassembly, they rebuilt transaxel, entire brake system, front end, suspension system. Recondition and Teflon coat the gas tank. New accelerator cable, heater cable, clutch cable. European with factory gas and temp gauges in dash. Always kept in garage and has cloth custom cover. Attached photo file shows many details as described.


The exterior is beautiful. After vehicle was disassembled, it was bead-blasted to the bare metal, primed, and painted with Light Silver Blue DuPont chromo base and 3 coats of polyurethane, sanded with 1500 grit wet sand process. Note: There are three very small points where color is completely intact, but a low-profile bubble has developed under the base coat. Pictures of that detail are in the set of recent photos provided. Those are the only minor defects in the exterior finish. We have a set of images available of that restoration upon request. The chrome has been either replaced or restored to high standards as is the vent wings and run channels with the correct logo glass. Body seal kit, door seal kit, engine seal kit are all German rubber seals.


The interior is a best in class classic interior with original style red leatherette seats, seat pads–grey mohair headliner and German square weave carpets and rubber mats in the foot wells. The radio is a Motorola AM unit. Tail lamps and center light bar are original.


During last local test drive, car started on first try using manual choke and all indications are that the transmission shifts well and car runs well. The owner has driven it only 2,136 miles since it was completed without incident. All changes from original are reversible.


It is an original 6 volt car. We have an itemized list of them, but there are too many new parts to list but all body related items including wiring, new Optima dry cell battery, horn, all lights and battery cables, etc. have been replaced. We are happy to answer any questions and can send additional images at request.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1026516
  • Price:$16,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Warsaw, Indiana
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Silver Blue
  • Interior Color:Red & Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:63977
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive