1958 Volkswagen Beatle Convertible A fully restored Matching numbers example, Restoration was finished in late 2015, the car was finished to its original color combinations as well as having its original motor and transmission. This car was is a family for over 40 years, it was a perfect car to restore due to its storage was inside and there were no rust issues, body damage and carried its original sheet metal including its fenders. A one year every day three man restoration was performed and is now available for sale.
EXTERIOR: finished in its original color black, the car was striped to its bare metal, all trim and accessories were removed including the original fenders, the car was given a quality re spray to the caliber as seen in my many photos. All stainless, chrome and bright work were re plated, polished or replaced, all new rubbers installed and gaskets for handles and badges, all glass is in excellent condition, A new white convertible top was installed, the wheels were redone ( correct date coded) and the car sits on new radial tires w the correct Wheel caps. The body is straight and alignment of doors, hood, trunk etc. is excellent. A stunning VW.
INTERIOR: All new, original two tone interior in Salmon and off white, seats were re built prior to the seat covers being done, frames painted, new Black loop carpeting, original steering wheel has been restored as well as the matching shift knob and other accessories to the interior, It is a Radio Delete car and has the factory dash cover where a radio can be placed if you desire one. All electrical has been done and lights, signals, speedo and horn are working correct. Interior is stock w no aftermarket accessories.
CHASSIS/MOTOR/ ETC: Factory replacement king and link pins, shocks, All braking components were replaced, Boots, lines, hoses, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, shoes etc. The car drives true and straight has been aligned recently, the original Motor was sent to Doug Nichols and was rebuilt including a rebuild of the Carb, distributor, fuel pump and generator, the transmission was addressed and shifts well through all the gears. It only has 36 HP so you’re not going to win any races but she starts right up, does not leak or smoke and runs well.
This car is an excellent VW in every aspect, it is done and ready for its new owner at a fraction of the cost that it took to complete it. A clear California title is in hand and shipping assistance is available in or out of the country….
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