1956 Volkswagen Beetle

Last week we looked at a variety of vintage, air-cooled Volkswagens, with one very important model conspicuously missing from the lineup: the Beetle. We’ll make up for lost time this Monday with this 1956 Oval Window Beetle for sale in Michigan. This brightly colored example is sporting a twin carbureted 1800 cc engine and a 12 volt electric system conversion, sitting on chrome wheels with Porsche style hubcaps. With some period correct details, this People’s Car pulls off a very rich look with a price to match.

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Year: 1956
Model: Beetle
Engine: 1.8 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 81,076 mi
Price: $34,900 Buy It Now

1956 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window

VIN 1220343

Check out this Beetle Oval-Window Restomod! It has had a body-off-pan restoration! The side windows have had the vent windows removed and a one piece custom glass installed, which winds up and down normally.

Mechanics
High Performance 1776cc 4-Cylinder Dual-Carb Engine
Dellorto 34b Carbs
Standard 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Triple Dipped Chrome Detailed Engine Compartment
Converted to 12 Volt, Still has the Generator
Billet Timing Gear
Cooling Shroud
Stainless Steel BugPack Header and Muffler
Full Flow Oil System
Urethane Engine and Trans Mounts
Standard Drum Brakes All Around
All Rubber Lines are in Great Shape
All New Suspension and Steering Gear
New Clutch and Pressure Plate
New Throw Out Bearing
Lowered Suspension
Adjustable Sway Bars with Urethane Bushings

Body
Original German Metal
Lovely Indigo Yellow Paint
Show Quality Base Coat/Clear Coat Paint
Solid Body
Modified Front Windows
Rare Oval Window
All Chrome has been Triple Dipped
Factory Bumper Guards
Covered Running Boards
New Weather Stripping
New Rubber Surrounds on Front and Rear Windshileds
Factory Glass Covers on Headlights
No Patches in the Body or Floors
No Filler
Floorboards are Solid
Traditional VW Chrome Wheels
New Front Tires 145/15’s Up Front
205/60/15 Rear Tires

Interior
Custom Two-Tone Yellow and Saddle Brown Interior
UltraSuede Upholstery
Bucket Seats
Floor Shifter
AM/FM Cassette Stereo
Cocoa Floor Mats
Steering Wheel is in Great Condition
Beautifully Painted Dash
Headliner is in Excellent Shape

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It’s no secret there’s a lot of modified Beetles out there, but few really grab my attention. Many times the modifications aren’t period correct or they are just way too over the top. Much like this car’s US contemporary, the 1955 through 1957 Chevrolet, there’s a lot of ways you could go with modifying one of these cars to your liking. I’m a big fan of the chrome wheels with Porsche crest hubcaps and even though I don’t particularly like yellow, I could live with this color. Accessories like the headlight guards are a nice, subtle touch and the custom upholstery compliments the exterior color nicely. I was taken aback by the price on this Beetle at first, and after checking Hagerty, it looks like my shock wasn’t too misplaced, as they are listing the top end of the range for a 1956 Oval Window to be around $25,000. At well over $30,000, this Beetle could be a tough sell.

-Paul

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  1. Very cool car. Everything at this dealer is very good quality but also way overpriced. I was at the GPK auction in A.C. bidding against him for this 89 T/A Turbo. Final hammer price was $22,000. He’s asking $42,900!
    http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vehicles/1817/1989-Pontiac-Firebird-Trans-Am

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