For Sale: 1961 Volkswagen Beetle in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1961 Volkswagen Beetle ragtop has been restored to radiate cool cruising style. It has an extra clean look - right down to the undercarriage - and some of the coolest classic pieces around. After all, everything from the semaphores to the full fabric sunroof makes this iconic. So it's the kind of classic that you'll love driving to the shows and likely fill the trunk with a few awards.


This car was given a more recent restoration in South America. Some of the best restorations for VWs happen down south these days because they got to live with the Beetle even longer than we did. And you can see the difference from the moment this car comes into view. The minty green paint is the true showstopper. It's a professional application that has the kind of gloss and shine that really makes this classic a sunny day friend. And there are beautiful brightwork details, like the full-length trim, classic fender vents, and big chrome bumpers featuring overriders. And those wheels resemble the classic EMPI units, but they are modern 17-inch alloys. They not only give this a cool stance, but also they let you fit better modern tires.


The interior has a vintage look, but an irresistible freshness. The plush carpeting, supple upholstery, quality paint, taut headliner, and all the other investments in new materials does a great job of elevating the experience without taking away the basic Beetle charm. After all, you still have the skinny white steering wheel, classic VDO gauge (in KM), and a separate gas readout that are on early VWs. And there's something absolutely vintage about having semaphores in the B-pillar rather than just blinkers on the fender. So you just know it's fun to slide back the full roof ragtop and spend all Sunday out on your favorite roads.


The engine bay is another big reminder of how fresh and detailed the restoration is. It's a clean and tidy kind of style that almost looks like its first days from the VW factory. The 1200cc horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine fires up easily with a magical buzz that only an air-cooled motor can. You get to make the most out of this motor with the control of the four-speed manual transmission. And with newer ZR-rated tires, this classic VW feels surefooted and nimble.


This is a true classic restored to an upper-echelon standard. So if you're ready to stand out with a shining vintage Volkswagen, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Volkswagen Beetle
  • Listing ID: CC-1663504
  • Price: $35,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Light Green
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:1596
  • Stock Number:3830-TPA
  • VIN:030880
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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