1997 Volkswagen Beetle

In the late 1990s, as Volkswagen introduced it’s New Beetle, few outside of dyed in the wool VW enthusiasts were aware that production of the original, air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle was still going on in Mexico. A few of these late model Mexican built Beetles made their way back to Europe. By then, these cars were a novelty more than anything else, outclassed as a mode of basic transport even by other models in the Volkswagen product portfolio. Still, there is something neat about seeing modern VW trim pieces in an otherwise vintage interior, similar to the 1967 Beetle from my childhood. In need of some nostalgia mixed with modernism this week? Read further, then.

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1957 Volkswagen Beetle

After featuring a couple of nice Type IIIs and a Karmann Ghia, I figured it was about time to seek out a cool Type I Beetle once again. Some people deride the original Beetle for being noisy, slow and not particularly comfortable. I grew up with a 1967 Beetle, and to be honest, once I got to driving age, I didn’t give the old Beetles much thought. But every now and then one comes along that grabs my attention. Usually it will be one done up with the Cal Look, like this ’57 Oval Window for sale in San Diego.


Year: 1957
Model: Beetle
Engine: 1.2 liter flat four
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $17,000

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1957 Oval Window
Color – Dove Blue (See picture for original color)
Rebuilt Engine 36hp
Original Plates
I still have the original wheels, which are already painted to match.
I also have pictures of the restoration process and repairs.

Asking $17,000 OBO – Please call or email. Serious Buyers. Cash Only.

The one thing that annoys me with some Beetles is that they can be over restored. Paint that is just a bit too perfect, chrome that doesn’t belong on certain bits and an engine bay you can eat off of. You know the type of car I’m talking about. This Oval Window, though, is just nice enough without being too perfect. The wheels and wood slatted roof rack are a nice period touch, too. It would have been nice if the seller would have given a mileage figure, but this looks to be a pretty honest Bug. The asking price is right in line for Beetles of the period. Really good Oval Windows like this can bring anywhere from $14,000 to $15,000 with really well restored or good quality originals cresting $20,000.


1962 Volkswagen Beetle with 29,000 Original Miles

As the saying goes, they are only original once. Long after hippies and the “Me” generation got through with them, it’s almost impossible to find an original Volkswagen Beetle that has not been restored or rusted out to bits. But here’s a stunning 1962 with a scant 29,000 miles on the clock for sale in Arizona.

Year: 1962
Model: Beetle
Engine: 1.2 liter flat four
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 29,300
Price: $22,000 Buy It Now

1962 Volkswagen Beetle on eBay

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1962 Volkswagen Beetle 29,300 Original Miles

Bought in London England by a US Airman at VW Motors Limited. Had it shipped back to the States and it was driven less than 600 or so miles per year. This Special and Rare VW still retains its Original Paint and Interior…Yes, original all the way! This Bug has accumulated only 29,067 miles in its entire life. Take a look at the photos. If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime purchase of a VW for enjoyment or your collection…look no further. You may not find another one quite like this one. A storyboard with all the manuals, letters, registration, UK decal, purchase receipt, sales document, etc…Original OFL71 UK License Plates front and rear included. Also has the original Mohair Style headliner still intact and in great shape!
Absolutely no rust as the paint retains it’s original shine (unbelievable) Pans are like new! Interior is all original and has never been touched. The entire car for that matter has never been touched or taken apart. ALL ORIGINAL DRIVETRAIN. Let me stress the rare opportunity here folks! Take a look and make your best bid. Don’t lose this one to someone else!

Brian featured a 1965 Beetle two weeks ago. That particular car sold for $11,950, but was restored, had a 1,700 cc engine under the bonnet and was modified slightly. So is originality worth another $10,000? To the most rabid of air-cooled VW enthusiasts, possibly. In reality, I would suspect this car might pull about $17,000 to $20,000 at the maximum.


1965 Volkswagen Beetle

An all time classic, the VW beetle is the car that is responsible for my passion for cars. Growing up my father drove Beetles and it seemed that in grade school everyone in my town had one, which could very well have been the case. With over 21 million cars produced over a span of 73 years, it is not only the longest running model ever, but one of the most iconic cars of all time.

With high production numbers and a huge parts aftermarket, the Beetle is the perfect platform for customizing on a budget. This ’65 is a nice clean example of a Beetle resto-mod.

Year: 1965
Model: Beetle
Engine: 1776cc
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 61,000
Price: $6,100 Reserve not met

1965 Volkswagen Beetle on eBay




This Auction is for a used classic and collectible 1965 Volkswagen Beetle. This car is extra clean with having had a ground off restoration 6 Years ago. Has Cream interior. This car comes with rotors on the front and special wheels. There is a Alpine radio with CD system fitted. Engine is a 1776cc with new Webber carbs fitted recently (90HP). Comes with a full car cover and overlay mats. This car runs and drives well and needs a to find a good home. This car is available for any inspection.

With a mild restoration and stock engine, this car is a nice clean driver condition vehicle.  Given the condition and mileage of this car I would expect that it is close to meeting its reserve and likely should sell in the $7,500 to $8,500 range. We’ll have to see how motivated the seller actually is in a few days.