Now for sale in the Houston showroom is one gorgeous worldwide icon, the 1960 Volkswagen Beetle. This Volkswagen Beetle, informally known in Germany as the Volkswagen K�fer and in the USA as Volkswagen Bug, is a two-door, four passenger, rear-engine economy car manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until present day. The need for this kind of car, and its functional objectives, were formulated by German political leaders, aiming for a cheap and simple car to be mass-produced for the new road network of in Germany. Ferdinand Porsche was contracted in 1934 to design and build it, after telling them in 1933 "this is the car for my roads", so the mission was set. During this post-war period, the Beetle had superior performance in its category with a top speed of 71 mph and a 0-60 mph in 27.5 seconds with fuel consumption of 36 mpg for the standard 34 hp engine. This gorgeous fresh 2012 restoration is a lovely example of how this car would have come from the factory and is in amazing condition. With a full & complete restoration completed this car has been saved for the next generation to enjoy. It was completed stripped down to the metal, repaired, & repainted in the salmon paint inside & out. With newly installed (2012) 1,200 CC air-cooled 4-cylinder engine with an approx. 2k miles on it since, this baby purrs like a sewing machine. Backed by its original but rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission, this Beetle just begs to be taken through the gears! The owner has the original restoration photos, owner's manual, & receipts from previous owners dating back to the 70's. This VW Beetle is a real blast from the past and would be great for anyone that's a fan. Options on this gorgeously restored 1960 Beetle for sale include: roof rack, am/fm radio, vinyl seats, seat belts, numbers are matching and rally steel wheels, chrome hubcaps and bias ply white wall tires. For more information on this super cool Beetle Bug for sale call the Houston showroom @ 832-243-6220. To see more including running and driving HD video visit GatewayClassicCars.com
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