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
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
1961 Volkswagen Beetle
Exterior Color:Light Green
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