1965 Beetle body off restoration.Not modified in any way but as original as possible. This was a very thorough restoration,every last nut ,bolt,screw,clamp has been removed,replaced or refinished as needed to produce an almost brand new car. This is a matching numbers car. Completed in 2011 with under 1700 miles driven since restoration.
-Body disassembled with shell removed from chassis.
-Fenders,doors,hood and trunk all painted separately off the car with both outside and inside surfaces prepped and painted in original 65 VW red.
-All body rubber seals,fender beading chassis and engine seals replaced
-Chassis and components completely disassembled and blasted, under battery section replaced and all recoated in rust inhibiting semi gloss black.
-Engine rebuilt to stock.
-All steering parts replaced, tie rods, wheel bearings,seals and shocks.
-Brake shoes,hoses,tubing,springs and cylinders all replaced with new parts.
-Dual brake master cylinder replaces the original single circuit unit.
-Original 6 volt system with rebuilt generator,starter,new fuse box and new bulbs.
-Interior seat frames steering wheel assembly,stick shifter recoated to original colors.
-All seat coverings,door panels sun visors and headliner replaced.
-This car came with a 2 band radio,gas heater and gas gage, 6 volt lighter
The Pick of the Day is said to be a well-maintained, one-owner original
Convertible wrapped in ‘hero’ print takes its place during New York’s fall fashion week
Electric powertrains jolt new life into old Bugs, and vans and Porsche 356 may be next in line for the transplants
Back-seat boredom prompted spread of the punching pastime
After buying her car in December 1966, owner put on more than 350,000 miles before it was brought back to better-than-new condition
Should it sell, it would be the most expensive Beetle ever
Venerable Volkswagen Beetle and her even-older owner entered yet again in British rally
The automotive guest on this episode isn’t about speed or performance. It’s just fun