VW BEETLE, EARLY 1962. SYMPATHETIC RESTORATION, SUBTLE CAL LOOK.
VW Beetle-1962- Imported from Sweden. A beautiful example ready to show and drive.This wonderful Beetle stands out from the rest as an early example with the flat screen, sloping headlights, popes nose rear deck lid etc. It also stands out due to its condition which is fantastic. Finished in Volkswagen Gulf Blue (code L390), the paintwork boasts a pleasing uniform finish and all panels have a deep shine. The gaps are excellent. Structurally excellent, this Beetle has been preserved with wax-oil and is ready for summer outings and shows. This Beetle boasts a lot if not all the features of early beetles and just looks superb. Its cool original look with a touch of the Cal look with its stance and wheels etc make for a great combination.
The Ivory leatherette upholstery to the interior is spotlessly clean and the common trend for major interior modification has been thankfully avoided. The door cards and headlining are excellent. All interior catches and controls are correct and operate well, although the original and optional push button radio is not connected. The air-cooled rear mounted engine with correct electric automatic choke is housed in a clean engine bay. The engine number prefix AD denotes a 1600cc unit with the addition of twin Empi 40 HPMX carburettors and Bugpack breather box, whilst the unmistakable VW Beetle engine note is emphasised with a sensible exhaust upgrade. New fuel pump. The 4-speed gearbox synchronized on all forward gears operates perfectly offering light and precise gear changes. A set of Empi Speedwell BRM wheels have been fitted and remain in perfect condition. Quality branded tyres of size 135 R15 and 165 SR15 front and rear respectively have plenty of tread remaining. The original spare wheel is housed in a structurally solid under bonnet wheel well. A professionally lowered suspension set up along with the upgrade wheels create the ultimate California ‘Cal Look’. This 1962 registered Beetle was built in July 1961 in Germany and arrived in the UK in 2008 after a long period in Sweden. The history file contains the original Volkswagen handbook and some previous MOT certificates since its arrival in the U.K. There is substantial documentation from the vehicles period in Sweden in the form of the Swedish MOT equilvalent, the Besiktningsresultat or ‘Inspection Results’ with several certificates dating back to the late 1980’s. Representing a mechanically superb and very well cared for example, this Beetle is wanting for nothing and is absolutely ready for the hugely popular classic VW scene.
Car had a full body off paintjob done approx. 7 years ago and has stood the test of time very well, being garaged since and only used in non inclement weather. New heater channels were done at this time. completed at that time: Full window out respray and 6 volt to 12 volt conversion. New TMI headlining, seat covers and carpets. New BRM wheels. MWS Lowered-beam adjusters in front, turned splines at the back. Brakes fully rebuilt inc all new lines, wheel cylinders, etc 1641TP engine fitted inc. a top end rebuild with addition of twin 40 carbs, 009 dizzy. ported and flowed heads and inlet manifold. Lightened flywheel. Alternator conversion, painted tinware.
This early example has been well cared for and represents excellent value. Ticks the boxes for mechanics, interior, exterior, and is super cool
A classic car part exchange on this VW Beetle, would be considered.