Used for the World Premier staging of "The Shining" by Stephen King

Price: US $5,795.00 Item location: Marina del Rey, California, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Beetle - Classic
  • SubModel: Type 1 Beetle Bug
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Basic Trim Package
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 59,945
  • VIN: 118749048
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: Aircooled
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1968 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Type 1 Beetle Bug

If you are looking for a classic Beetle Bug and you are a fan of Stephen Kings "The Shining" it won't ever get any better than this OR if you are just looking for a good Bug with lots invested in to making it a great driving car...well you found it!This is a 1968 Type 1 Volkswagen or more likely better known to you as a "Bug".Actor specifically bought this Bug for the character development forhis role as Jack Torrance in "The Shining" a stage play by Stephen King. Stephen King cast the production. King originally intended "The Shining" to be a play in five acts much like a Greek tragedy. It took 40+ years for the book to finally be realized as a stage play. The World Premiere took place in Omaha Nebraska at Sokol Auditorium. In the book Jack Torrance drives a 1968 Red VW Bug.The actorwanted to experience what it would be like to drive across country in a small VW Bug as preparation for the part. Torrance would have driven from Vermont to Colorado in the small car with his wife son and all of their belongings crammed in to it...all the while battling to stay sober! The Bug has no windshield wipers as the previous owner wanted it to be more of a "rally" car. He also "blacked out" the chrome and tinted the windows. The car has no radio. The car does not start with keys but rather a push button mechanism underneath the dash.We have keys for the doors and trunk lid. Jack Torrance was a teacher at Stovington Prep in Vermont which is a fictional school.They had a "Stovington Prep Pride" sticker made for the back of the car.They also had a "Stovington Prep Parking Permit" sticker made for the front window. The car also features a bumper sticker on the rear window that says "The Overlook or Bust" featuring a stylistic hotel with a skull and mallet. The car has had quite a bit of work done to it. It has new brakes a new carb new transmission newer tires and much much more.We have invoices totaling over 5K for repairs alone! During the run of the showthey parked the Bug in front of Sokol Auditorium as if the Bug was parked in front the Overlook - this was a big hit. The car was also featured in the playbill and we have included a photo. The Bug successfully made it from Los Angeles to Omaha and back. The Bug is currently in Los Angeles and you can view it by contacting me for an appt to do so. Take away thecar being tied tothe showand this is just a SOLID BUG on its own!Please letus know your questions and please see some more media info below. Video made for Stephen King that includes the Bug:youtube.com/watch?v=HnDdc4CTF54Commercial for The Shining a play:youtube.com/watch?v=Rkn8xITRc6QSome articles of interest:playbill.com/news/article/world-premiere-of-stephen-kings-the-shining-will-be-staged-in-five-acts-in--213590artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/omaha-theater-to-produce-a-stage-adaptation-of-the-shining/?_r=0theindependent.com/news/local/aurora-native-brings-the-shining-to-omaha-stage/article_3a333c5c-abfa-11e3-942f-001a4bcf887a.html