Barn Find 1957 Volkswagen Beetle
Price: US $3,649.00 Item location: Corvallis, Oregon, United States
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 36,930
- VIN: 1565020
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 1776cc H4
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1957 Volkswagen Beetle - ClassicHistory:I have owned this 1957 VW Bug for 8 years. The chassis vin number 1565020 indicates that the vehicle was built in May of 1957. Originally it was a California car that was used to commute from Hayward to Oakland California from 1957 to 1979. In 1979 it was parked in a barn next to a horse and buggy. The bug sat there until late 2008 when I towed it up to Oregon for its restoration from 2008 to 2010. When I picked up the vehicle the odometer read 22650 miles, now 36930 miles.
Pros:During the restoration the following was done: the body was removed from the pan, the pan and body were striped to metal despite there being no rust, the body was painted Honda blue, sound deadening/ heat shield was installed, the wiring through the headliner was replaced and the interior was replaced. I have most of the receipts for the build if you are interested.
Engine: 1776ccBrazilian block69mm counter weighted scat crank90.5mm MAHLE pistonsScat 4340 forged I-beam rodsDual port heads were cc matched and machined for 9:1 compression ratioCustom ground cam by Elgin Cams of CaliforniaDual 40idf WebersType 3 oil cooler and shroudLightened 12V 200mm Forged 4340 Steel Flywheel4340 gland nutChromoly pushrodsPerformance lifters (60 Rockwell C hardness)CB Performance rhino rocker arm/ shaft kit 1.1:1 (standard ratio)Electric fuel pumpBosch 12V alternatorFull flow oil filterDeep sump kitK&N oval air filtersFiberglass carburetor hats for rain shieldBosch 022 (356 Porsche Distributor professionally rebuilt with 30 degrees of advance)2" Hideaway exhaust
Drive-train etc.:4.12 R&P swing axle transmission build by Rancho performance (2700rpms at 65mph)Disc brakes on all four corners (custom machined for 5x4.5" bolt pattern)New 1967 dual circuit master cylinder3/4" front sway bar5/8" rear sway barAdjustable beam (at max height in the photos)Caster shims2.5" drop spindlesLowered rearUrethane spring plate bushingsNew steering box in 2011GR2 series front shocksKYB gas adjust rear shocks
Interior:TMI Tan Vinyl Seat Upholstery kitTMI Door panels Tan VinylTMI carpet kitKick panels under rear seats custom with Beige marin VinylScat drag pro short-shift shifter with reverse lockoutTan rubber floor matsCustom tan shifter bootCustom tan sun visorTan leather steering wheel cover3 point tan seatbelts
Exterior:Cal look window rubber kitLightweight Honda alloy wheels (5x4.5" bolt pattern)H4 halogen headlightsCustom bumpers195/65R15 Goodyear Eagle sports in the rear (1 year old)175/50R15 kuhmo tires in the front (5 years old)35% window tint on all windows except for the windshield with strip of tint used for a visor
Cons:Small crack in the corner of one pane of windshield (will not spread)No heater coresWindshield wiper motor is from the 1960sCD player and speakers are nothing specialKuhmo tires in front are 5 years oldSome chips in paint due to rocksDual carburetors are finickyEyelids need to be polished to remove surface rustPaint is peeling in driver-side headlight housingBurn mark driver side front carpet due to a heat lamp (no visible when floor mat used)No rear seat-beltsImproper return spring on glove compartment doorSpeedometer reads about 20% faster than actual speed due to small front tiresThe exhaust is functional but is pitted and rusty
Extra Parts:(get with the purchase)Bosch BR8 vacuum advance distributorEMPI electronic distributorNew cal look window rubber
All in all, this car is very fun, quick and it has about 15K miles on it since the restoration. The sway bars make it handle well and it still gets nearly thirty miles per gallon on the freeway. This car turns many heads.
Shipping will be paid for by the purchaser on top of the price of the vehicle otherwise local pickup is available in Corvallis, Oregon.
What you see here is what you get.
If you have more questions I will be happy to answer them.
Happy bidding.On Nov-05-16 at 08:45:48 PDT, seller added the following information:
Electronics:Updated to 12Volt circuitry55Amp output Bosch alternatorAdjustable speed switch for windshieldwipersCD player