1957 OVAL WINDOW RAGTOP MAGAZINE FEATURED SHOW CAR 1835CC RHD SUICIDE DOOR FAST!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- SubModel: BUG BEETLE
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 2340
- VIN: 115072668
- Color: Other
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1957 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic BUG BEETLE
1965 VW BEETLE SHOW CAR
“THE FAMOUS PEACH”
TRADES CONSIDERED EVEN/UP/DOWN
MAGAZINE FEATURED SHOW CAR AND LOCAL, EGIONAL, ND NATIONAL SHOW WINNER!
1957 OVAL WINDOW RAG TOP BODY ON A 1965 PAN WITH A FULL RIGHT HAND DRIVE CONVERSION!
MONSTER 1835cc MOTOR WITH TWIN DELLORTO 40mm CARBS AND TOP OF THE LINE COMPONENTS BY BUILDER/PRIOR OWNER JIM KARABA!
CHOP SHOP POWDERCOATED 6” NARROWED BEAM WITH 4 TO 5 LUG CONVERSION AND 4.5/5.5 FUCHS WHEELS!
FULL CUSTOM INTERIOR, AINTED AND FINISHED PANS AND CHASSIS, ND TONS OF COOL CUSTOM TOUCHES THROUGHOUT!
ONE OF THE COOLEST VW BEETLES AROUND, ND READY TO DRIVE, HOW, NJOY, ND ADD TROPHIES TO HER COLLECTION!
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THIS VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED!!!
IT HAS BEEN WASHED, ACUUMED, ND WIPED DOWN WITH TURTLE WAX QUICK SHINE PRIOR TO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED.
IMAGINE HOW AMAZING IT WILL LOOK WHEN YOU TAKE THE TIME TO DETAIL AT HOME!
We do a LOT of classic custom VW’s, nd I always try to find the best of the best when searching for cars. This insane Beetle is just that, nd has been featured in VW TRENDS and VolksWorld, lus many other regional webzines and sites.
Please take a moment to read the detailed listing, ook over the 100 extra-large detailed photos, nd then call me to make it yours before someone else does it first!
THIS VEHICLE HAS A CLEAN AND CLEAR FLORIDA TITLE AND IS CURRENTLY LOCATED, ND WILL SHIP FROM, UR ORLANDO, L LOCATION. PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE A SHOWING.
If you want the coolest VW Beetle around to cruise in this coming Spring, hen get ready to make this one yours!!!!
Designed, uilt, nd executed by Porsche racer and VW aficionado Jim Karaba, his amazing Beetle combines a monster motor with all the right unique custom touches to equal the most head-turning and show ready Beetle you will find!
Chassis ModificationsFront suspension: Chop Shop 6” narrowed powdercoated beamRear suspension: 4” rear spline turn downFrame mods: Painted and finished floorpans, owder coated and painted accessories.
Gas tank: Stock, leaned and sealedBrakes: Disc Brakes from CB Performance
RHD: Australian stock pedal assembly, 958 columnBody ModificationsCustom: Door handles shaved, 963 rag top roof installed, uicide doors with popper remote and bear claw safety catches, tock dashboard reversed
Performed by: Jim Karaba, im Jolley, nd Brian GotreauxPaintBrand and colors: PPG 73845 Coral Reef with 3 coats of clear
Style: MonochromaticPerformed by: Jim Jolley InteriorSeats: Stock VW low back seats Material: SewFine tan vinyl and beige tweedDoor panels: SewFine tan vinyl and beige tweedFlooring: OG oatmeal loop custom made for the RHD conversion by SewFineHeadliner: Beige Mohair from Wolfsburg West
Gauges: Stock 1956 Speedometer
Wheel: 1955 Batwing wheel originally restored by Koch’sPerformed by: Jim KarabaEngine/Performance Align bored .020 over case modified for hydraulic lifters by Mark Stephens Machining.
Counter weighted DMS eight dowel crank and flywheel, 2mm forged CIMA pistons with Total Seal middle rings, eflon wristpin buttons, nd dynamic balancing of the entire rotating assembly.
Stock rods, earings, ump, nd studs.
Valve train consists of a Weber 535H cam with .369 lift and 286 degree rotation, olid-shaft stock ratio rockers and stainless steel valves, 0mm intake and 32mm exhaust with single high-rev springs. 041 heads have been ported and polished.
Permacool oil cooler.
40mm dual Dellorto carbs mounted to Dellorto manifolds. Thunderbird exhaust manifold with tucked mufflers.
Conventional ignition system.
Performed by: Jim Karaba unless otherwise mentioned.
1965 type 1 transmission was sent out to TRANSFORM in the LBC, here it was fitted with a Cush-Loc clutch disc, ennedy 1700 pound pressure plate, :37 ratio ring and pinion, nd an aluminum short throw shift kit with a super diff and welded hubs.
That’s about it for the major stuff, lthough there are TONS of other little custom things and features that have made this bug the magazine featured and award winning show car it is.
From the Southwest Championship BUG-IN to the BIG BUG SHOOTOUT, o the multiple awards for BEST INTERIOR and BEST PAINT, his machine just can’t help but collect awards when it goes out! The car still looks and appears to be ready for a major show, nd WE HAVE NOT EVEN DETAILED IT!!!!! This is how we got it, nd all we have done is a quick wipe down with Turtle Wax quickshine, nd a vacuum of the interior! Just imagine how freaking amazing it will look when you take the time to lay it out when you get it home!?!?!?!?!
There are a handful or so really tiny marks on the painted finish from normal driving, ike stone chips and stuff, ut nothing major whatsoever. The body work is incredible, nd shows wonderfully!
It starts with ease, dles clean, nd burbles so nice that EVERYONE will come over to ask what’s under the Cal-Look hood.
It has a TON of power, nd is one of the fastest VW’s I have had the chance to drive! It rivals a lot of the BECK 356 Replicas we get, nd that’s understandable, iven the racing history of Jim Karaba.
It runs cool, oesn’t do anything funny, nd is a high-revving machine ready to roar when you hit the gas.
Ride quality is surprisingly good for how low it is, nd I attribute that to the high quality components used and installation of them.
Lights work, linkers work,and door popper works, lthough passenger side is a bit finicky at times.It is an absolute BLAST to drive, nd will have everyone from 10 to 100 pulling out a cell phone to snap a pic when you drive by! Hell, t got 2,400 likes on Instagram in a freaking HOUR one day!
In the area? Come see it. If not, ly down here for a personal showing! It is currently locatedin Orlando, L and can be seen by appointmentI am willing to bet that the first person who comes here to see the truck in person will buy it.
MILEAGE IS EXEMPT ON THE TITLE. IT IS TITLED AS A 1965 VW BEETLE AND THE VIN ON THE TITLE MATCHES THE VIN ON THE FLOORPAN FROM THE FACTORY.
It is ready for transfer to the next owner, nd we will export sale as well.
If you are seriously interested in the truck, nd require more information, eel free to call me at (941)286-0889 for a complete phone walk-around description of the vehicle, nd to answer any questions or concerns you may have about it.
I strongly encourage a personal showing of the vehicle, r an inspection by a 3rd party, s that will only serve to help me sell the car quickly. If you see the car in person, ou will buy it. That simple.
I have NOTHING to hide, nd welcome personal inspections
PRIOR TO YOU BIDDING/WINNING THE AUCTION!!!
I strongly encourage a personal showing of the vehicle, hich is currently at our location in Orlando, L, ear theAirport.We also welcome independent inspection services to review it on your behalf. Please call me at 941-286-0889 to schedule a showing.
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