1956 Volkswagen Beetle Nut and Bolt restoration California "Black Plate" & title Award winning rear oval window model Rare and desirable Nile Beige exterior Correct engine # 1339623 1.2L horizontally opposed 4 cylinder engine 4-speed manual transmission MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this unique and rarely seen 1956 oval rear window Volkswagen Beetle from beautiful California! This award winning car was a recent recipient of a full nut and bolt restoration! The Volkswagen Beetle first came on the scene in 1947, but they were known by a different name. KdF, short for Kraft durch Freude meaning 'power by joy', was designated to these small, gas-friendly vehicles. In English, the name Beetle was used and in German, they were known as Kafer. The Volkswagen Beetle (officially the Volkswagen Type 1), informally in Germany is a two-door, four passenger, rear-engine economy car manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With 21,529,464 produced, the Beetle is the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single platform ever made...with ours being one the best we've ever seen! Refinished in a beautiful Nile Beige paint job shows extremely well with only minor imperfections visible upon close inspection. Front and rear bumpers fit properly and chrome shows extremely well, including the override bumper guards and tubular override bars (new for 1957). Both running boards are in excellent condition. All the trim and badges are present and the finishes are brilliant. Weather stripping is newer for both doors, front and rear glass stripping is good condition with no signs of tearing, drying or shrinkage we could find. Glass lens protected front headlights with original Hella lights for the front turn signals. New for 1957 re-positioned the Hella tail lamps two inches higher on the rear fenders and the gas tank received a redesign at accommodate more luggage space under the hood. Inside, the beautifully restored saddle tan vinyl seats (now adjustable) all look great with no major signs of wear visible. The door panels compliment the seats and dashboard is designed to mirror the cabin and compliment the exterior of the car. All the gauges are original design and are ergonomically placed and functional. The original white steering wheel (new for 1956) displays well with just a few hair line cracks signs of wear, the horn is inoperable. Also equipped with the original Bowman AM/FM radio is inoperable . This Beetle is equipped with a correct single Solex carburetored powered by a horizontally opposed, overhead-valve, air-cooled four-cylinder engine that offered 36hp #1339623, 4 speed manual transmission, correct Bosch "black" ignition coil, bevel gear differential, front and rear hydraulic drum brakes. twin chrome tailpipes. 15 inch original steel wheels painted to match the exterior of the car with Firestone whitewall tires. If you're looking for a restored back to stock Beetle, then this winner of the "Best Oval-Window Bug" at the 2015 Bug-O-Rama in California will take you there without any issues, including seeing another one like it...GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Current mileage on the odometer shows 49,547 miles, it is sold as is and is mileage exempt. The car is being sold on a clean & clear California title. VIN: 1361305 Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.