For Sale: 1961 Volkswagen Beetle in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

This 1961 Volkswagen Beetle has been restored to radiate cool classic cruising style. With an extra clean look, two-tone interior, and all the right accessories, you can appreciate how it just loves to turn back the clock.

Beetle aficionados cherish these years because of the craftsmanship that goes into the earlier cars. You see it everywhere from the vents under the headlights to the Hella snowflake-style tail lights (one of the last years for this.) There has been a nice restoration investment in this car that shows in details like the beautiful full-length trim, correct/classic wheel covers, and bumpers with override bows. There are even some nice period-correct upgrades, like the headlight eyelids, whitewall tires with detailed wheels, and a roof rack with wooden slats. And the light green paint captures the era correctly with a glossy pastel look that has the right early '60s vibe. It looks good out in the sunshine, and that help makes this a great driver-ready classic.

The VW interior is simple, classic, and like a true time machine when you invest to restore it correctly. The door cards introduce a cream and gray color theme that sets the tone for the seats, headliner, and even details like the seatbelts and steering wheel. Plus, it has all the right classic details, like the intricate curve of the gearstick and the VDO speedometer with a separate fuel gauge. Speaking of the speedometer, have you noticed it's in kilometers? It helps tell this Bug's Brazilian history, and it will also make you feel like you're going faster! The carpeting has a freshly done style, and it even carries over into the well-done setup for the trunk up front.

The engine bay is a marvel of simplicity - just what these Beetles should be. The tidy 1300cc horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine fires up easily with a magical buzz that only an air-cooled motor can. You can tell it's an eager motor that just wants to hit the road. The four-speed manual transmission puts you in the center of the action, and so while we all know these aren't speed demons, we also know exactly why we love early VWs. There's just something special about being able to get every last drop of power out of the hardy and nippy motor. And features like the clean suspension and updated modern tire give you extra confidence to enjoy the drive.

This VW represents everything you love in an early Beetle. So if you're looking for a true classic that's truly a cool cruiser, you need this Beetle. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Volkswagen Beetle
  • Listing ID: CC-1574365
  • Price: $32,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Light Green
  • Interior Color:Cream
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:4765
  • Stock Number:7217-CHA
  • VIN:036123

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Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027
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