1956 Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle

22,822 €

1956 Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle finished in Black with Red Leatherette interior. Totally restored seven years ago, this Beetle is among one of the cleanest we have seen.

I couldn’t help but laugh the first time I got in this car. As in the 1973 Woody Allen movie Sleeper, Woody came across a 200 year old VW in a cave. He turned the key and the VW started right up.

This car starts the same exact way. With a pump of the gas and a key turn, she starts to hummmm. This is very tidy car that had lots of love and attention bestowed upon it during the extensive restoration process. The body, paint, interior, chrome and mechanicals are all top notch.

The Volkswagen Beetle is the most successful automobile of all time with more than twenty million units produced. They are full of character and certainly fulfilled the original goal of becoming “the people’s car” thanks to Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s foresight. The Beetle is an extraordinary car and has become a cult object today, particularly the earliest examples whose superior build quality and period detailing have become sought after by collectors everywhere. Volkswagen experts will tell you that cars built up to 1956 are particularly sought after for their styling and the improved engine, brakes and gearbox. The horizontally opposed ‘boxer’ engine was heavily reworked in 1953, with displacement rising to 1192cc while power was lifted to 30bhp.

This is a rare opportunity to buy a fully sorted and well restored example for a market correct price.

Price in USD: 25900

Year: 1956
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle / Kaefer
Price: 22,822 €
Dealer: Hunting Ridge Motors
Hunting Ridge Motors
Vendor:Hunting Ridge Motors
Mark Starr has been buying and selling European and collectable cars since 1970. That was before he even had a drivers license. The love and passion for automotive design has been there since his early roots in Brooklyn starting with with MGs, Austin Healeys, Alfa Romeos and Porsches. He would search for cars through the Buy Lines and instead of partying with friends on a Saturday night, he’d await the early arrival of the Sunday NY Times and its automotive classified section. Although times and methods have changed, his passion for getting a jump on everyone and unearthing the best, rarest and most coveted cars remains to this day. Mark spent many years in the late 70’s and early 80’s as one of the first to import exclusive automobiles that ordinarily would not have graced our shores — Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvoles, 512BBs, Audi Sport Quattros, BMW M6s and powerful AMG tuned Mercedes Benzes. As a pioneering leader in the grey-market importation craze of the 80’s, Mark appeared on many television shows such as The Today Show and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous as well as numerous articles in the NY Times and other periodicals. After several years in the menswear industry, the constant calling and deep rooted passion for automobiles led Mark back to his greatest passion and Hunting Ridge Motors Inc. was formed in 1995. His involvement, love and admiration for Lotus cars then led him to become an authorized Lotus dealer and at that time the largest Lotus dealer in the world. The passion now lies with the unearthing, restoration and marketing of vintage, sport and race cars and Mark takes prides in foreseeing collector car trends as he has done in the past with Ferrari, early Porsche cars, vintage BMWs and Volvo 1800’s. Each and every car in the HRM inventory is carefully selected to represent Mark’s philosophy that cars don’t necessarily need to be expensive to be collectable and a wide variety of vehicles and price points are important to help you find that matching set of unique style, design and performance attributes in your next vehicle, whether it be for driving or collecting.
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