1957 VW Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, and in
parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, is a two-door,
five-passenger, rear-engine economy car that was manufactured and
marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until
The originating concept behind the first Volkswagen, the company,
and its name, is the notion of a people's car, a car affordable and
practical enough for common people to own. Hence the name, which is
literally "people's car" in German.
We have a 1957 VW Beetle with the oval rear window here at
Adventure Classics that is a pure joy and so fun to drive, and
everybody loves her.
Engine & Drivetrain
Our very original 1957 VW has what appears to be the original
engine that runs good and the transmission shifts well. The
original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 62 mph,
which would be a viable speed on the Reichsautobahn system but from
1954 and up, Volkswagen added 2 mm to the cylinder bore, increasing
the displacement from 1,131 cc to 1,192 cc.
This increased power from to 36 hp and improved the engine's free
revving abilities without compromising torque at lower engine
It rides on original steel white body painted rims with black wall
tires and it looks period correct.
The VW retains a period correct original looking interior with
white twin front bucket seats with red piping and a matching rear
seat, white painted dash and steering wheel, red/white door panels,
carpeting, cup holder, and the manual transmission long black VW
In front of the windshield is a great aqua-blue sunshade to keep
the sun's glare off your eyes and a roof rack to hold luggage or
suitcases if you want to travel in her.
This is a great street driven VW that is painted in white with good
body lines, trim, window glass, chrome front and rear bumpers, and
The pans are all original and the heater channels are still good
and original. The fenders, hood, deck lid, and bumpers all look
original to the car.
If you want a nostalgic VW to cruise around in, this 1957 VW Beetle
with the oval rear window here at Adventure Classics is the one for
It is a nice looking "Peoples Car" that is has the looks and ride
of an original.
Call or email us at:
(727) 580-9919 OR (727) 688-1148