1956 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
The word Volkswagen means "People's car" in German. Its
headquarters are in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. It was started in the
1930's, at the request of the country's leader, Adolf Hitler, to
produce a car designed by Ferdinand Porsche.
For consignment a car ordered by Hitler for the masses, and
designed by Ferdinand Porsche, wrapped in Amazon Green with a white
canvas convertible top. Wide whites, dog dish caps, and bumpers in
chrome with vertical pushers, and a curved protector rod up front
and on the rear as a connection of said push bars.. It does not get
any better folks, right out of 1956, and the capability to perform
a bit of "schnell".
Ich ben ein Berliner, but in reality, it was Wolfsburg where this
little droplet of automotive history was born. Gebadte in Amazon
Green which is decorous and is a respray in the original color
which is rarely seen these day .... but I digress.... Simple design
that changed little over time, this version sports a front fender
that is exactly like the rear fender, chromed rockers and running
boards, and ....an embossed rear "hood" this is seldom seen on an
everyday VW bug. Also not seen is the belt line chrome trim spear
adding a little bit of class, not that it needs it. This car
presents so cool with the top down, flopped all over the rear deck
in many layers, but VW has always insisted their tops are
insulated, and this one is in good condition with one small tear
above the driver's door, and soundproof, and in clean white.
A swing of the simple door, and we see Ivory White panels and a
nifty scrunched pouch with exterior matching metal above. Knobs are
like new. Seats are white vinyl and have exterior matching piping.
Original steering wheel is white, no cracks, and it matched the
long shift lever knob. Dash is exterior matching Amazon Green and
is peppered with simple chrome and 1 instrument! Black carpet is on
the floors, and there is a rear bench present...Alle
The condition of the cars and attention to detail that come into
this place never cease to amaze me, and this one is no exception!!
Take a gander at this 1200cc horizontally opposed 4 banger, topped
with a 1-barrel Solex 28 PCI downdraft carb. and balled by a
4-speed manual tranny. Beeindruckend! (look it up... its
Giving this classic a lift we are greeted by German fastidiousness
in the form of rust free, black straight frame, and nearly showroom
floorpans and underside. Transverse torsion bars upfront provide
the ride, and Swing arms with transverse torsion bars are on the
rear. Drum brakes are all around.
My second love next to another car is a VW beetle. They are so
pedestrian, they are undeniably attractive, and the older and
better condition, the better. A quick starter, smooth shifter, this
thing runs excellently. It is very comfortable and turns on a dime
for this city dwellers who see a parking space on the other side of
the street, they will stop for you because it looks soooo kewl!
Good ride, and I wanted to put the top down, but just was enjoying
going through the gears so much I couldn't stop to do so. Good no
one jumped out at me as the horn works sporadically, and I was sure
not to go too far as the sending unit is inoperable, leaving me
with an empty feeling as to gas level!
These classic bugs are just getting better and better. Reminiscent
of a bygone simple era where the German invasion came in the form
of a VW, and not a Messerchmitt. The Americans gladly sopped up
this German engineering by Mr. Porsche, and some have thankfully
survived. This is a wonderful preserved example, rust free, and
just a beautiful engine bay, and interior. "rouschmidt."
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.