1952 Volkswagen Beetle
Price: US $18,500.00
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- Year: 1952
- Mileage: 46000
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1952 Volkswagen Beetle - ClassicThe previous owner had the car meticulously restored back to original standards with a rebuilt engine, brakes, and suspension!
Built on July 9, 1951 in Germany; it left the factory on July 18. It left with the following options â€“ chrome-plated bumpers, hubcaps, outlet pipes, front indicator lights, tank cap and door handles, trim strips, passenger sun visor, larger reflector in brake light and a speedometer marked in miles per hour.
This carâ€™s paint and trim are nearly flawless; this car looks simple and elegant; even the wheel covers are Pearl Grey. The windows on this Bug are in overall very good condition, however the driverâ€™s side rear side glass has a blemish, but original to the car. The carâ€™s lights are clear and haze-free, including the fantastic Hella headlights and dual filament tail/brake lights installed for safety. Straight and solid describes this carâ€™s bodywork including the ribbed semaphores, the engine bay is quite tidy and the cargo area up front looks great. The carâ€™s chrome bumpers look as good as the rest of the exterior.
This Bug rolls on new Firestone Deluxe Champion Gum-Dipped tires, size 5.60-15 at all four corners and as mentioned, each tire is wrapped around a steel wheel topped by Pearl Gray full moon wheel covers.
Out back is the rebuilt original 1.1L flat four-cylinder engine breathing via a single tailpipe. The engine has the â€œTâ€ air cleaner and the â€œDâ€ regulator. Buttoned to the motor is a three-speed manual transmission, along with lever shocks and cable brakes.
Inside, the aforementioned original German style interior is overall excellent condition. The grey front buckets and rear bench seat are in excellent shape, as is the carpet, headliner and new old stock (NOS) three-spoke steering wheel and horn button. The instrument panel, with its VDO gauges and inner door panels are all in fantastic conditions. This is an audio delete model. Using global-positioning sensors as verification, this carâ€™s top speed has been measured at 71 miles per hour.
Changes for 1952 included â€“ crankshaft end play adjusted by 3 shims; tire size changes from 5.00Ã—16 to 5.6Ã—15; six leaved torsion bars increase suspension travel; new instrument panel from October; 26PCI (or 28PCI?) carburetor in late â€™52; transmission has three synchro gears (second, third, fourth) replacing old crash box; window crank reduced from 10 Â½ to 1 Â¼ turns; vent windows; vent flaps in quarter panels discontinued; rotary heater knob introduced; T-type engine lid handle introduced; two brake/taillights replace single unit; interior light moved to left side door pillar; bigger, stronger bumpers; self-parking wipers; crank starter hole discontinued on all models; widened body side trim; oval horn grill to front .
Documentation includes original ownerâ€™s manual and VW â€œbirth certificate,â€ various maintenance paperwork, a photo album of the restoration.