1957 VOLKSWAGEN OVAL WINDOW BEETLE
BEAUTIFUL DRIVING BEETLE DISPLAYING A HIGH LEVEL OF ORIGINALITY
65,000 DOCUMENTED ORIGINAL MILES!
INCREDIBLE DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING VW MAINTENANCE CARD, MILEAGE AFFIDAVITS, AND OWNER’S MANUAL
INCLUDES TOOL KIT
ORIGINAL 36 HP ENGINE
SIMPLY A PLEASURE TO DRIVE
LAST YEAR FOR OVAL WINDOW PRODUCTION
NEW WHITEWALL TIRES
WELL-OPTIONED & FURNISHED
CHROME GRAVEL GUARDS
CHROME HANDLE GUARDS
The Beetle, officially known as the Volkswagen Type 1, was originally constructed to be the German transportation for the masses vehicle just as Ford’s Model T was for America in the early 20th century. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the “Volks-wagen” or “People’s Car” had to meet four requirements laid out by the German Government: to be fuel efficient, carry two adults and two children comfortably, be capable of 60mph and feature an air-cooled rear engine. Porsche and his staff tried various combinations with the aerodynamic “beetle” shape and ultimately it was the designated Type 38, with split rear windows that became the Type 60 or “KdF-Wagen” translated as the “Strength through Joy Car.”
After WWII, the now British controlled VW Factory was rebuilt and the car slowly entered mass production. The Type 1’s unconventional appeal in the traditional large car market of the United States eventually brought in strong sales figures and resulted in VW producing more Beetle derivatives, such as the Type 2 Microbus, Karmann Ghia, the Thing and the Type 3 platform of air-cooled flat-4 engine vehicles. Eventually the sales trend of the imported VW’s caught the eye of American Auto Makers and resulted in the “Big Three” producing their own compact cars. This would do little to change America's fascination with the “Bug.”
The 1957 Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle featured here is finished in gorgeous Agave Green with an impeccably kept original Red interior. gorgeous Prairie Beige with a beautiful red interior. This exceptional Beetle (manufactured during the last production year for the Oval Window) has been beautifully maintained and driven just 65,344 miles from new. Accompanying this investment-grade Beetle is its owner’s manual, service records, warranty booklet, original tools, jack and much more. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the best original examples on the market today. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at (314)291-7000 or email@example.com for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions that you may have. Buy with confidence.
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